UPC 2000 Moisture Vapor Protection

Product Description

UPC 2000 (Moisture Vapor Protection) is a two component, water reducible polymer, formulated to reduce water vapor transmission levels of up to 30 lbs/1,000 SF in 24 hours to meet manufacturer's acceptable levels. The low viscosity polymer penetrates and mechanically bonds deep into properly prepared concrete. UPC 2000 is alkali resistant and will not support biological growth (bacteria, fungus, mold or algae). The material is generally applied in two or more thin coats providing a durable, breathable coating that reduces moisture vapor. In some cases a self-leveling, self-drying cement is installed over the vapor system to provide a smooth and level substrate.

 

Advantages:

  • Low odor
  • Self-priming
  • Easy to apply, long pot life
  • VOC compliant
  • Does not support biological growth
  • Can be applied over damp/10 day old concrete
  • Easy to clean up with soap and water
  • Alkali resistant to pH 14

Flooring Compatibility

UPC 2000 is compatible with the following flooring materials:

  • Wood
  • VCT
  • Linoleum
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Tile
  • Rubber
  • Polymer Coatings
  • Most Flooring Mortar and Mastics

Colors

UPC 2000 is available in white only.

Packaging

UPC 1000 is available in two kit sizes:

  Part Part B
1.25 Gallon Kit 1 gal. .25 gal.
5 Gallon Kit 4 gal. 1 gal.

Physical Properties

PROPERTY

VALUE

REFERENCE

Bond to Concrete

350 psi

ASTM D 4541

Concrete fails at this point

Taber Abrasion

70-75 Mgs

ASTM D 4060

CS 17 Wheels

Flammability

Self-extinguishing

Pencil Hardness

2 H

Flash Point

>200°F

Product Data

Volumetric Ratio:

4 to 1

Solids:

50% (+ or - 1%)

Coverage:

300-400 SF/gal./coat

150-200 SF/gal. (4-5 mil, 2 coats)

Application temperature:

55-90°F

Thinning:

May add up to 20% water

Pot life:

1-2 hours at 75°F

Working time on floor:

15-30 minutes

Cure time:

12-16 hours (walking)

24 hours (traffic)

Critical recoat time:

24 hours

Shelf life:

12 months

Concrete Preparation

Before coating is applied, concrete must be:

  • Dry – No wet areas
  • Clean – Contaminants removed
  • Profiled – Surface etched
  • Sound – All cracks and spalled areas repaired

Mechanical preparation is the preferred method of preparing concrete for coating application. Shot-blasting, diamond grinding, scarifying and scabbling are all acceptable methods.

Patching

Patch after prep and application of UPC 2000. Voids, cracks and imperfections will be seen in finished coating if the concrete is not patched correctly. Patch concrete with UPC Perfect Patch. After the patching material is cured, diamond grind patch. If a non-UPC patching material is used, contact a UPC technical representative for a compatible and approved alternative.

Testing

All surfaces are not the same. It is recommended that a sample area be done before the start of the project. The test should be done on-site, using the proposed method by the assigned applicator to insure proper adhesion and color. A sample area should also be done on any existing coatings to determine if any contaminants exist or if delaminating will occur.

Mixing

The ratio of UPC 2000 is 4 to 1. That is, four parts A (resin) to one part B (hardener). Due to the coating’s extended pot life, multiple 5-gallon kits may be mixed at one time for application. Mix the following with a drill and mixing paddle. Note: If using a drill mixer, use a low speed (not to exceed 300 rpm) to prevent air entrapment.

  1. Pre-mix Part A until uniform. Part B does not require pre-mixing. If using the 5 gallon kit, pour all of the part B into the 6-gallon bucket of Part A.
  2. Mix the combined material for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Allow to acclimate for 20 minutes. Add one gallon of clean tap water to the mixed material and mix again for 1-2 minutes. The material is now ready to apply. UPC 2000 has a pot life of 1-2 hours. Once poured out on the floor, 15-30 minutes of working time can generally be expected.

Application Instructions

UPC 2000 is applied in two coats. For estimating purposes, use 200 SF (4 mil) to 150 SF (5 mil) as a coverage rate. The following is for a two coat system:

  1. Always apply in descending temperatures. Concrete is porous and traps air. In ascending temperatures (generally mornings), the air expands and can cause out gassing in the coating. It is safer to apply coatings in the late afternoon, especially for exterior applications.
  2. Optimum ambient temperature should be between
  3. 55-90°F and at least 5° above the dew point during application.
  4. Mix 5 gallons of coating using above mixing instructions.
  5. Apply approximately 300 SF/gallon by immediately pouring out on surface in a ribbon or small puddles. Spread by using a squeegee on a pole, pulling UPC 2000 over substrate.
  6. Using a 3/8” non-shedding paint roller, roll coating forward and backward. Do not allow puddles in low spots, cracks and divots. Brush out excess material.
  7. Backroll in the opposite direction as noted in Step 6. Pull resin fairly thin while completely wetting out concrete and uniformly covering the surface. Keep a wet edge and as soon as the coating is uniform on the floor leave it alone. Do not go back to touch up.
  8. After the first coat is cured enough to walk on (4-24 hours), apply second coat by repeating steps 1-5. The coverage will be higher as the first coat primarily seals out most of the concrete.

Clean-up

UPC 2000, while in an un-reacted state, may be cleaned up with soap and water. Isopropyl alcohol or acetone may be needed once the resin begins hardening.

Product Limitations

Ground level concrete slabs emit invisible moisture vapor. The allowable moisture emissions for concrete are 3 lbs / 1,000 SF over a 24 hour period. If moisture is above this level, then blistering and delamination of coating may occur. A calcium chloride test should be preformed to determine concrete moisture level. If moisture levels exceed the 3 lb. limit, a concrete moisture vapor control system should be used first before applying coating system. Please contact the UPC technical department for approved systems.

 

Coating systems are susceptible to cracking if the concrete moves or separates below the coating. Hence, joint and crack treatment should be reviewed prior to coating application. As a general rule, control joints (saw cuts) and random cracks should be saw cut or chased first then filled with Perfect Patch or similar approved hard epoxy product. Construction joints (two slabs which meet and hence move) should be treated. After the coating has been applied and cured, saw cut through the coating over construction joints and apply an elastomeric caulking.

Warranty

Universal Polymer Coatings products are warranted for one year after date of application. Please refer to the UPC Limited Material warranty for additional clarification.

Safety

Consult UPC 2000 material safety data sheet. Avoid UPC 2000 contact with skin. Some individuals may be allergic to this coating. Protective gloves and clothing are recommended.

 

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