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General terms of our trade:


Back Rolling:  The process of using a roller frame and cover to finish roll a
coating.

 Blush:   An oily film left on an epoxy floor after curing.  Often caused
 by high humidity or temperature deviation substrate and ambient air temperature.

 Broadcasting:  The process of distributing aggregate (i.e. quartz rock, paint flakes etc.)

 Broadcast to Rejection:  Aggregate broadcast into a wet matrix until surface does not show wetness of resinous material

 Cant:  A small radius installed at the transition between walls to floor, wall to wall, ceiling to wall to eliminate 90 transition

 Centipoise:  The unit of measure for viscosity of liquids.

 Compressive Strength:  The amount of resistance of a material to fracture under compression.

 Cove Base:  A radius installed at the transition between wall and floors to create a monolithic (one piece) floor to wall

 Cutting In:  Trimming around columns, posts, and stairs or around the walls.

 Elongation:  The process of lengthening due to “stretching”.

 EPC:  Epoxy Polymer Concrete, a combination of epoxy resin and aggregates.

 Film Thickness:  The measure thickness of a fluid applied coating.  DFT = Dried Film Thickness/WFT=Wet Film Thickness

 Fish Eyes:  Separation blisters usually caused by a surface contaminant.

HAP’s:  Hazardous Air Pollutants.

 Keying In:  Removing a portion of the concrete substrate to create a durable termination point of fluid applied.

 Laitance:  Milky white substance on the top of concrete.

 LEED: Leadership Energy Environmental Design.

 MSDS:  Material Safety Data Sheet.

 MVTR:  Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate.

 Neat Coat:  One layer of coating applied without any aggregate.

 Orange Peel:  A texture achieved by using a thicker coating, or a larger nap roller cover.

 Out-gassing:  The process of concrete releasing air, usually soon after surface prep occurs.

 PPE: Personal Protective Equipment (i.e. safely glasses, ear plugs, gloves, etc.)

 Pot Life:  The amount of time a mixed material will stay fluid.

 Preconditioning Material:  Allowing materials to reach room (ambient) temperature.

 Re-coat Time:  The time in between cots where one coat can be applied to the previous coat.

 Shear Cup Test:  A test performed to determine a coatings ability to adhere to a substrate.

 Shot-blasting:Mechanically profiling a substrate using steel shot, propelled against the surface at a high velocity to create a proper surface profile

 Surface Profile:  The texture of the substrate achieved to insure proper bonding.

 Substrate:  The surface to which a coating is applied (i.e. concrete, wood, gypsum, etc.)

 Tact-Free:  The time when a coating cures where imprints cannot be left behind.

 Tensile Strength:  The maximum stress that a material can withstand without breaking or tearing.

 Viscosity:  The material property that measures a fluid’s resistance to flowing.

 VOC’s:  Volatile Organic Compounds.

 Working Time:  The amount of time that exists before a specific coating starts to “tack up”, becoming more dry and harder to spread