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Clear Epoxy over floor graphic

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Pinfinity, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Pinfinity

    Pinfinity Active Member

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    We are currently applying floor graphics for a warehouse floor. We would like to increase the durability of the graphic. Is it possible to use a waterborne clear epoxy over the finished graphic, or can anyone suggest an alternative?

    Appreciate the help
     
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  2. balstestrat

    balstestrat Member

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    How much do you want to increase it? Floor laminate is not enough?
     
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  3. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    Pinfinity One important detail to consider. How long do you want the floor graphics to last? For example: An epoxy coating could last several years, depending on the impact rate. There are other considerations, but that might be a start.
     
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    Pinfinity Active Member

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    Hello, Robert, We are looking to get at least a year with the floor graphics. We were recommended to use Briteline Multi Grab because of price point and availability.
    This product needs no lamination. Having said that, we thought if we were to apply a water-borne epoxy topcoat it would be more resistant to wear and tear
    in a warehouse condition. We have already purchased this film because of its availability and price point.

    Please share your thoughts
    Thanks
    Dennis
     
  5. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    Pinfinity Dennis, incidentally, like your beard.
    Based on your "get at least a year..." some bright yellow caution lights are coming on. The material you have described might last "up to" six months. The "...up to..." shouts out to be cautious.
    There is an over laminate, but its durability is four months.
    Warehouse wear and tear is a tough variable.
    And then, after a year, will the graphic be removed? If you use epoxy, that removal could be quite a project.
    Another detail about epoxy. Depending on wear and tear, you could get up to 30 years of durability. Again, there is the "...up to..." But at least epoxy has a good chance of lasting the one year. When it comes to floor graphics, there really is no way to predict how long it will last. Once the graphic is in place, you can monitor it and project its durability.
    There is so much more. I hope these details have helped a little.
     
  6. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    Pinfinity Depending on the timeframe for this project, maybe put a very small graphic on the spot. Monitor it frequently and carefully observe the condition.
     
  7. Notarealsignguy

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    What happens when you remove it and you have this patch with no epoxy on it and a lip in the shape of the decal?
     
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