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How long do Epoxy floors take to dry?
Last Updated: 4th January, 2020
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Considering this, how long does it take for 2 part epoxy to dry?
Full cure of a two part epoxy can be several days. However adequate strength for further assembly, or packaging can be reached within minutes or hours. To increase full cure speed, heat can be used. The general rule of thumb is for every 10C increase in temperature the cure time is cut in half.
Also, how long do you have to wait between coats of epoxy? Depending on the epoxy you've chosen to work with, you'll have to wait between 4 and 24 hours before applying your second coat.
In this regard, how soon can you walk on epoxy floor?
Epoxy floor curing times Once the final top coat is applied, you need to wait a minimum of 18 – 24 hours before the floor can accept foot traffic. Wait an additional 24 hours before moving things back onto the floor, and a total of 72 hours before vehicle traffic.
Does heat make epoxy dry faster?
Generally, epoxy cures faster when the air temperature is warmer. Exothermic heat is produced by the chemical reaction that cures epoxy. The amount of heat produced depends on the thickness or exposed surface area of mixed epoxy. In a thicker mass, more heat is retained, causing a faster reaction and more heat.