- Check out our Epoxy Product Needed Guide for basic calculations on materials needed.
- Acrylic Flake blends of the color of your choice.
- For use with Epoxy floor coatings.
- Create a full or partial flake floor, or mix colors to suit your desired look.
- Brightens or soften the environment by controlling the color and texture of the floor.
- 10 lbs. of Acrylic Flake will cover about 50 square feet of Double Flake coverage.
- 10 lbs. of Acrylic Flake will cover about 100 square feet of Full Flake coverage.
- 10 lbs. of Acrylic Flake will cover about 1,000 square feet of Random Flake coverage.
- 50 lbs. of Acrylic Flake will cover about 250 square feet of Double Flake coverage.
- 50 lbs. of Acrylic Flake will cover about 500 square feet of Full Flake coverage.
- 50 lbs. of Acrylic Flake will cover about 5,000 square feet of Random Flake coverage.
- Prep the floor- Grind with a Turbo Cup Wheel to roughen it up. All grease/dirt/contaminant MUST be removed prior to epoxy, and floor dry at least 24 hours. Washing with muriatic acid will also help etch the floor in preparation for epoxy.
- Apply a base layer of SHIELD 50 Epoxy at a coverage of 150 sq. ft. per gallon.
- When doing Double Broadcast, you can usually just use un-pigmented Shield 50.
- Immediately broadcast the Acrylic Flake onto the wet epoxy. (Use of Spiked Shoes will allow easier access to all areas of the floor).
- Broadcasting can be done in a as thin or thick as desired.
- Double Broadcast provides maximum flake color on the surface:
- Double Broadcast is applying the Acrylic Flake, let epoxy dry (plan on at least a few hours) and then apply another coat of Shield 50 Epoxy (expect less coverage on this coat per gallon- about 100 sq. ft.), and another broadcast of Acrylic Flake. This double broadcast will make the floor look uniform and even, and ensure any small divots or grind marks from prepping the floor get filled so you don't see them.
- If doing any vertical surface (steps, foundation wall, footers) do these first before the floor. Mix small batches of the epoxy, paint/roll on the surface, throw the broadcast onto the wet epoxy, and then clean up any extra broadcast off the floor and save it for re-broadcasting when you do the floor.
- When dry, clean the floor with broom/shop vac to remove all loose flakes. A light sanding can be done after the epoxy is dry, to flatten and soften the Acrylic Flake surface, removing any jagged flakes that may have dried sticking up at an angle.
- Final step: apply the Top Coat, UV Shield Epoxy. When using a Double Broadcast, you will need about twice as much UV Shield Top-Coat to evenly cover the surface (if the Top-Coat says it covers 200 square feet per gallon, plan on getting 100-150 square feet of coverage).
Broadcast Rate Sample Photos:
Above: Random coverage, Acrylic Flake.
Above: Full coverage, Acrylic Flake.
Above: Double Broadcast, Acrylic Flake.
Above: Double Broadcast, Acrylic Flake, Black and White Blend.