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ARDEX EP 2000™

ARDEX EP 2000™

Substrate Preparation Epoxy
Product Quantity 10 lbs
Colours Clear
Working Time 30 Minutes
Pot Life 30 Minutes
Dry Time 6 Hours After Sand Broadcast FT | 16 Hours Install Topping/Underlayment
SF Or LF 150-200 SF
Area Or Depth Container
Floor Or Wall Floors
Interior or Exterior Interior & Exterior
TF Tack Free
RC Recoat
CG Concrete Guard
CD Concrete Dressing
FT Foot Traffic
LT Light Traffic
DT Dry Through
FC Full Cure
HFT Heavy Foot Traffic (Forklift)
VT Vehicular Traffic
FUT Full Traffic
  • ARDEX EP 2000™ is a solvent-free, low viscosity, two-component, 100% solids epoxy resin primer formulated for use with ARDEX underlayments and toppings. It is especially suited to prime concrete and other structurally sound and solid substrates, including terrazzo, epoxy coatings and ceramic and quarry tile, prior to installing ARDEX products

  • Two-component epoxy preparation material for the installation of ARDEX underlayments and toppings

  • Primer for concrete and non-porous substrates such as terrazzo and epoxy coatings

  • Required primer for decorative applications of ARDEX self-leveling toppings

  • Helps to minimize cracking in underlayments and toppings

  • Can be used as crack filling material

  • Can be used to provide secondary top-down waterproofing

  • Solvent-free, low viscosity, 100% solids epoxy resin

  • Receives sand broadcast

  • Recommended Tools: Epoxy mixing paddle, low speed drill, short-nap paint roller or notched squeegee (smoother surfaces), long-nap paint roller (more uneven surfaces) and a paintbrush

  • ARDEX EP 2000 can be used in a double application for secondary top-down waterproofing when used in combination with ARDEX underlayments and toppings

  • Apply the freshly mixed ARDEX EP 2000 to the prepared concrete surface in a uniform direction at an approximate application rate of 150 to 200 sq. ft. (13.9 to 18.5 sq. m) per unit, depending on surface profile. Use a short-nap paint roller or notched squeegee with back-rolling for smoother surfaces, and a longer nap roller for more uneven substrates. ARDEX EP 2000 can also be worked into the surface with a paintbrush for hard to reach areas and corners. While this coat is still in a fresh state (maximum 30 minutes), broadcast an excess of fine sand (less than 1/50’’ in grain size or 98.5% passing sieve size #30 or #35) consistently over the entire area. When broadcasting the sand, use a NIOSH- approved dust mask in conformance with OSHA requirements regarding the handling of sand. Do not stand or walk on the freshly applied epoxy when broadcasting the sand. Once an area has been covered completely with sand, the surface of the sand can be walked on, being careful not to expose the epoxy at any time. Use approximately 1 lb. of sand per sq. ft. of area. Once the sand broadcast is complete, avoid all general traffic over the surface for a minimum of 6 hours. After 16 hours, broom sweep and vacuum the surface to remove all loose sand. The clean, prepared surface of the sand is the priming system for the ARDEX underlayment or topping. No additional priming is required. There is no limit to how long the sanded surface can remain open before installing the ARDEX underlayment or topping provided that the surface does not become contaminated. If the underlayment or topping will not be installed immediately, protect its surface from construction traffic, dirt and debris using Masonite or similar. Install the ARDEX underlayment or topping in accordance with the printed instructions found in the corresponding ARDEX technical brochure

  • Once the ARDEX EP 2000 is mixed thoroughly, use it immediately and without interruption. Due to its high reactivity, this epoxy has a tendency toward intense heat buildup, especially when left in the original container. If this occurs, do not touch the container. Close the lid loosely and transport the container by the handle to a cool room or outdoors until it sets and cools