What is a polyaspartic? To begin with, polyureas are two-part systems, meaning that a resin has to be mixed with a catalyst to create the curing reaction that hardens the material, similar to an epoxy. Like epoxy coatings, these types of coatings are ideal for areas where chemicals and high traffic would otherwise break down the floor. In the case of polyaspartic coatings, application of the coating components is tricky because it has an extremely short pot life of only 3 seconds or so, so the two parts must be mixed at the spray tip.
For most of us, the important thing to understand is that polyaspartics are a polymer coating material that has the following characteristics:
- Rapid curing (from 5 to 120 minutes, depending on the formulation)
- Can be successfully applied at surface temperatures from -30°F to 140°F
- Thicker Coatings (up to 18 mils in a single coat)
- Bubble-free surfaces even at high humidity
- UV stable, meaning no discoloration due to sunlight
- The cured coating can handle high temperatures… up to 350°F
- Able to resist most stains, especially from oils and fats and even from red wine
- Highly resistant to scratches / scuffing (higher than epoxy or urethane!)
Remember, you don’t have to be a fire department to get a great, Mile High Coatings Floor Coatings professional grade polyaspartic coating in your Fort Collins, Loveland, and Northern Colorado workshop or garage! Mile High Coatings provides the highest quality of materials and service at very low prices!
Call us today for your FREE no-obligation quote! (970) 314-1023
…and for more about our Wellington Fire Department project, be sure to check out our Mile High Coatings on Facebook!