Epoxy undergoes a chemical reaction once you mix the components. Make sure you have all of your gear, including rollers, brushes and clean footwear, in place before you mix the components.
As house painters know, dry lines look bad. If your epoxy spends too much time in the bucket, it becomes a dry lump. For the simplest kits, you just need to put
- two parts A
- one part B
- your chosen pigment
into the bucket and start mixing. For best blend, use a fully charged drill and a paddle. Time this and blend it for two minutes. Once blended, you have about two hours before you run out of spreading time.
If you are using color flakes, you will need to spread epoxy in a small area that you can easily reach over, sprinkle, then work the next stretch of floor and sprinkle again. If you are working with a partner, watch your back so nobody steps in wet epoxy. Additionally, sprinkles take a particular touch, so consider having just one person add the sprinkles while the best painter creates a nice smooth finish for the flakes to settle.