DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

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DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic – In this article we’re going to show you how to install the epoxy plus designer metallic epoxy system. We are going to use two combined dye here to make it looks like a metallic marbleized effect.

First of all, prepare all the ingredients we need. An epoxy primer, metallic epoxy and metallic pigment. For the pigment color, we use coffee and orange gold to make two tone marbleized effect. All the product we use are from Epoxy Plus.

Then prepare for some equipment we will use. Masking tape, flat squeegee, 9 inch roller, 18 inch roller and cleats shoe.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

First of all, cover all the baseboards and walls that you want to protect from epoxy with masking tape. Then you can use your cleats shoe. The plastic cleats on the bottom will allow you to walk in the floor and just leave small imprints that you’ll be able to easily roll back out.

After that you can begin the installation beginning with the application of the epoxy priming system. This is the EPE 300 water-based epoxy primer and we are doing it in a black tinted base which really is going to make the metallic pigments stand out. So one installer is squeegeeing the product around the floor at a rate of about 300 square feet per gallon and then the other installer is working into the surface of the concrete with an 18 inch 3/8 nap roller.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

Now before this installation began, we took the time to premix the metallic pigments into the epoxy. The pigments can be mixed into either the A or the B component. They’re pre-mixed for 10 to 15 minutes into each three gallon kit and this is before combining the A and the B parts together. You should mix the pigment either the A or the B not both together. Once you combine the A and the B, the curing process begins and the material will set up in the buckets before you have time to even pour it on the floor. So we just premix the pigments in this case into the A part of the resin. After three hours has passed, then the epoxy primer would dry. You can mix the part A and B together.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

And so the installation of the designer metallic epoxy system has now begun. The first color being used is orange gold and you see the installer is just randomly pouring the orange gold designer metallic epoxy on the floor. There’s no particular pattern that he’s following. It’s just randomly pouring the epoxy onto the floor covering the section that’s being installed. We recommend putting down the designer metallic epoxy at a rate of about sixty square feet per gallon.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

You’ll see that now the second color is being poured out again in a random fashion on the floor. This is the coffee color, and he’s again going to take the coffee metallic epoxy and he’s going to pour it within that same square foot section.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

Now we use a flat squeegee because we do not want the epoxy to get on the floor evenly. If you use another type of squeegee, what it’s going to do is it’s going to evenly disperse the metallic epoxy on the floor and we’re not really looking for that. We’re looking for a more organic random pattern from the metallic epoxy. So we want different ratios of color dispersion on the floor. meaning that in some areas you’ll have a little bit more brown, in some areas you’ll have a little bit more gold. To do that you just need to randomly taking the squeegee and not putting any pressure on it. And spread the epoxy at least 85 to 90% coverage of the floor.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

You’ll actually see that there’s some bare spots or some spots that is missed with the epoxy. And that’s okay because once you start rolling the floor it’s going to fill in all these little voids that the squeegee misses. Now you can use a 9 inch small roller and pushing it into the edges making sure that material gets up along the edges and fully cover the floor.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

Tips: This particular epoxy is specially formulated which gives you the Installer an advantage. You have considerable working time with this product. Now we recommend your room temperature in the 70 to 72 degree Fahrenheit range. if possible, the cooler the temperature the longer the working time you’ll have which will be upwards of 45 minutes which is a real advantage to installing the floor.

The next step would be to use an 18-inch roller. We recommend 18 inch rollers because it helps to roll out the epoxy much more evenly than a nine inch roller and it’s also really fast. You’ll see the Installer he’s rolling it not putting any pressure at all on the roller. The roller is really starting to help move the material around. It’s helping to separate the pigments within the epoxy and you’re going to start seeing the true metallic marbleized effect of the floor. We recommend a 3/8 nap roller shed free or shed resistant roller.

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

Tips: Now a word of caution these floors can be slippery. When you’re installing the metallic system on top of the primer. So just take your time there’s no need to rush. You have plenty of working time. Take small steps and maintain your balance and you’ll be able to roll out the floor with no problem.

And now we’ll let it just sit and the pigments will continue to move and separate within the epoxy. And it’s going to continue to transform and turn itself into a beautiful designer metallic epoxy floor.

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DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic (Two Tone Mableized Effect)

DIY Epoxy Floor Metallic

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