UPC 5800 Fast Epoxy

Product Description

UPC 5800 Fast-Epoxy is a two-component, modified cycloaliphatic concrete floor coating system comprised of 5000-Series Resin and 5800 Fast Hardener. It cures in four hours @ 70° F (half the time of conventional epoxy systems). Its epoxy chemistry provides excellent bonding characteristics. It can be applied as a 8 to 18 mil coating system or a finish coat over a UPC 5400 or other UPC high build system. Its design features provide for the highest industrial and commercial demands.



  • Essentially odorless
  • Self-priming
  • VOC Compliant
  • High color stability
  • Cures in 4 to 5 hours
  • Withstands medium traffic as thin as 8 mil
  • Chemically resistant
  • No amine blush


  • Manufacturing
  • Dairies
  • Schools
  • Animal Care Facilities
  • Pulp and Paper Plants
  • Food Preparation
  • Restaurants
  • Laboratories
  • Restrooms and Showers
  • Automotive Showrooms


UPC 5800 is available in Clear and the following standard premixed colors. Pigment kits can be provided at an additional charge. Pigment kits provide the user with stock versatility. Other colors are available at an additional charge.

UPC standard colors are:

  • Smoke
  • Black
  • White
  • Light Gray
  • Medium Gray
  • Dark Gray
  • Light Beige
  • Sand Beige
  • Safety Red
  • Tile Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Green


UPC 5800 kits consist of UPC 5000 Part A Resin and UPC 5800 Part B Fast-curing Hardener.

Part A

Part B

Unit 1 Kit



Bulk 15-Gallon Kit

10 gal.

5 gal.


Physical Properties




Compressive Strength

11,700 psi

ASTM C 579

Flexural Strength

4,200 psi

ASTM D 790

Tensile Strength

2,000 psi

ASTM D 307

Bond to Concrete

350 psi

ASTM D 4541

Concrete fails at this point

Taber Abrasion

Loss/1000 Cycles= 26 mg

ASTM D 4060

CS 17 Wheels

Water Absorption

.10% Maximum

ASTM D 413

Linear Shrinkage

.01% Maximum

ASTM C 531



ASTM D 635

Hardness, Shore D


ASTM D 2240

Coefficient of Friction

.6 minimum

ASTM D 2047

Impact Resistance

16 ft./lb. – No failure


Porosity on Unglazed Finish


NACE Stand.


Product Data

Volumetric Ratio:

2 to 1


100% (+ or - 1%)


Basecoat – 100 SF/gal. (45-50 mil)

Basecoat – 50 SF/gal. (90-100 mil)

Topcoat – 125-150 SF/gal.

Application temperature:



Not required

Pot life:

10-15 minutes

Working time on floor:

15-25 minutes

Cure time:

4 hours (walking)

8 hours (traffic)

Critical recoat time:

24 hours

Shelf life:

12 months

USDA Food & Beverage:

Meets requirements


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.


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.


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.


The ratio of UPC 5800 is 2 to 1. That is, two parts A (resin) to one part B (hardener). Generally, three mixed gallons of UPC 5800 at a time is ideal 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. The Unit 1 kit allows the UPC 5000 Part A container to be used as the complete mixing container. Add entire contents of UPC 5800 Part B and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  2. If using the Bulk 15-Gallon Kit, premix UPC 5000 Part A for 30-45 seconds. Pour out 2 gallons into an empty 5-gallon bucket, which then becomes the mixing bucket.
  3. Add 1 gallon of UPC 5800 Part B and mix for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. UPC 5800 is designed to be immediately poured on the floor. Leaving mixed product in the container will greatly reduce pot life. Once poured out on the floor, 10-15 minutes of working time can generally be expected.

Application Instructions

Application of UPC 5800 for a nominal 16 mil coating system is applied in two coats and in one pass as a top coat over UPC 5400. For estimation purposes, use 100 SF per gallon in either case.

  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 65-90°F during application.
  3. Mix resin using above mixing instructions.
  4. Apply approximately 200 SF per gallon (100 SF per gallon for a top coat over UPC 5400 systems) by immediately pouring out on surface in a ribbon, while walking and pouring at the same time until bucket is empty.
  5. Using a window squeegee on a pole, pull UPC 5800 over substrate. As a first coat over bare concrete, pull resin as thin as possible while still wetting out concrete and uniformly covering surface. This allows trapped air to escape more easily. To apply in a single coat over a UPC 5400 system, pull at about 100 SF per gallon.
  6. Using a 3/8” non-shedding phenolic (plastic) core paint roller, roll coating forwards and backwards.
  7. Lastly, back roll in the opposite direction as step 6.
  8. Apply second coat by repeating steps 1-7 the next day. This step can be eliminated for UPC 5400 and other high build systems.


UPC 5800, while in a liquid state, may be cleaned up with water and degreaser. Isopropyl alcohol or acetone may be needed once the resin begins hardening. Lastly, a strong solvent like methylene chloride may be required if resin is nearly set up.

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.


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


Consult UPC 5800 material safety data sheet. Avoid UPC 5800 contact with skin. Some individuals may be allergic to epoxy resin. Protective gloves and clothing are recommended.