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AM253 Novolac Anti-Microbial Epoxy Chemical Resistant

AM253 Novalac Anti-Microbial Epoxy is a two component high solids novolac epoxy coating with exceptional resistance to a variety of chemicals, solvents and acids designed for application where splash and spills of acids, chemicals, and solvents occur.  Ability to contain high concentrations of acids and even some chlorinated solvents such as MEK and xylene. AM253 Novolac Epoxy contains an antimicrobial chemical agent to prevent microorganisms from growing on the surface and are specially formulated to resist mildew growth on the coating film.   The dry coating film of these products are mildew resistant, resists mold fungus and resists stains by mold, In addition, the dry coating film inhibits the growth of bacterial odors, resists microbial odor development and  retards the growth and action of bacterial odors. As part of routine building maintenance, areas should be inspected for visible mold and the conditions causing the mold should be corrected to prevent mold from growing. Long lasting with excellent adhesion and high build design for increased durability.  Quick back in-service with light foot traffic in only 10-18 hours. AM 253 Novolac Epoxy recommended as a high build topcoat for traffic areas, chemical troughs and curbs as well as tanks and chemical spill areas for cement masonry or brick. Available in 3 gallon and 15 gallon kits and three colors: light gray, medium gray and tile red options.

PRIMER: Recommend the NE527P Novolac Epoxy Primer

TOPCOAT: None recommended.  Can apply multiple coats of AM253

 Where is the AM253 Novalac Anti-Microbial Epoxy used?

  • Chemical process plants
  • Pulp and paper mills
  • Food processing
  • Gas processing
  • Power generation
  • Sewage and water treatment
  • Battery charging stations
  • Mining industry
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Chemical storage areas
  • Areas subject to chemical exposure
  • Warehouse loading dock areas
  • Concrete and brick surfaces subject to chemical spill and splash conditions
  • Floors subject to frequent exposure to water and high humidity environments

Why AM253 Epoxy Coating?

  • Outstanding Spill and Splash Acid, Solvent, Chemical surface protection
  • Anti-Microbial Agent Added To Prevent Surface Growth Of Micro-Organisms
  • Specially Formulated To Resist Growth Of Mold, Mildew, Fungus On The Surface and helps prevent odors that can result
  • Resists wide range of chemicals, solvents and acids
  • Resistant to high concentrations of acids and even some chlorinated solvents
  • High build for heavy duty traffic projects, chemical troughs and curbs
  • Great for tanks and chemical spill areas for cement, masonry or brick
  • Excellent adhesion 425 psi
  • Quick back in-service with light foot traffic 10-18 hours
  • Selection of 3 color options
  • Low voc 47 g/L


Solids By Weight 96%   By Volume 94%
VOC  .40# per gallon (47 g/L)
Colors light gray, medium gray, tile red
Recommended Film Thickness 16- 18 mils
Coverage per Gallon 90-100 sq’/gal @16-18 mils
Packaging  3 gallon kit and 15 gallon kit
Mix Ratio (2:1 mix ratio) 2 gallons part A to 1 gallon part B
Shelf Life 1 year in unopened container
Finish Semi-Gloss (>40 at 60 degrees @Erichsen glossmeter)
Abrasion Resistance Taber abraser CS-17 calibrase wheel with 1000 gram total load and 500 cycles= 20 mg loss
Flexural strength 9,610 psi@ ASTM D790- 1/2″x1/2″ bars span 4″
Compressive strength 9,900 psi @ASTM D695
Tensile strength 6,680 psi @ ASTM D638
Ultimate Elongation 4.7%
Hardness D = 88
Gardner Variable Impactor 50 inch pounds direct – passed
Viscosity Mixed = 2200-2700 cps (typical)
Heat Deflection Temp 115.5 degrees F, ASTM D648


Pot Life – (1-1/2 gallon volume) 25-35 minutes
Tack free (dry to touch) 5-7 hours
Recoat or topcoat 5 – 10 hours
Light foot traffic 10-18 hours
Full cure (heavy traffic) 2-7 days

APPLICATION TEMPERATURE: 60-95 degrees F with relative humidity below 90%


 Xylene D
 1.1.1 trichlorethane C
Ethyl Alcohol C
Skydrol C
 10% sodium hydroxide E
 50% sodium hydroxide E
 10% sulfuric E
 70% sulfuric acid C
10% HCI D
5% acetic acid D

Rating key: A – not recommended, B – 2 hour term splash spill, C – 8 hour term splash spill, D – 72 hour immersion, E – long term immersion.


RODUCT STORAGE: Store product in an area so as to bring the material room temperature before using.  Continuous storage should be between 60 and 90 degree F.  Low temperatures or great temperature fluctuations may cause product crystallization.

SURFACE PREPARATION: The most suitable surface preparation would be a fine brush blast (shot blast) to remove all laitance and provide a suitable profile. All dirt, foreign contaminants, oil and laitance must be removed to assure a trouble free bond to the substrate. A test should be made to determine that the concrete is dry; this can be done by placing a 4’X4’ plastic sheet on the substrate and taping down the edges. If after 24 hours, the substrate is still dry below the plastic sheet, then the substrate is dry enough to start coating. The plastic sheet testing is also a good method to determine if any hydrostatic pressure problems exist that may later cause disbonding.

PRODUCT MIXING: This product has a mix ratio of 1 part A to 2 parts B by volume for standard colors. Standard packages are in pre-measured kits and should be mixed as supplied in the kit.  Before the two components are mixed together, mix the part A and part B separately to insure they are uniform before they are combined.  After the two parts are combined, mix well with slow speed mixing equipment such as a jiffy mixer until the material is thoroughly mixed and streak free.  Continue mixing for another couple of minutes to insure a homogeneous mixture that is properly mixed.  Make sure you scrape the bottom and sides of the pail thoroughly while mixing.  The material in the transfer pail is now ready to be applied on the primed substrate. This material has a high viscosity – mix well.  Improper mixing may result in product failure. For best mixing results and proper blending of parts A and B, recommend a Jiffy Mixer style drill mixer.

PRIMING:  A suitable primer should be used before applying this product. See the front side of this technical data for primer information. If a primer is not used, more porous substrates may cause outgassing and possible surface defects.

PRODUCT APPLICATION: The mixed material material can be applied by brush or roller. However, the material can also be applied by a suitable serrated squeegee and then back rolled as long as the appropriate thickness recommendations are maintained. Maintain temperatures and relative humidity within the recommended ranges during the application and curing process. If concrete conditions or over aggressive mixing causes air entrapment, then an air release (spiked) roller tool should be used prior to the coating tacking off to remove the air entrapped in the coating.

RECOAT OR TOPCOATING: If you opt to recoat or topcoat this product, you must first be sure that the coating has tacked off before recoating. However, all previous coats should be deglossed to insure a trouble free bond prior to application of recoats or topcoats. Always remember that colder temperatures will require more cure time for the product before recoating or topcoating can commence. Before recoating or topcoating, check the coating to insure no epoxy blushes were developed (a whitish, greasy film, or deglossing.) If a blush is present, it must be removed prior to topcoating or recoating. Multiple coats of this product are acceptable and can be used to achieve greater chemical resistance and build.

CLEANUP: Use xylol.

FLOOR CLEANING: Caution!  Some cleaners may affect the color of the floor installed. Test each cleaner in a small area, utilizing your cleaning technique.  If no ill effects are noted, you can continue to clean with the product and process tested.

RESTRICTIONS: Restrict the use of the floor to light traffic and non-harsh chemicals until the coating is fully cured (see technical data under full cure).  It is best to let the floor remain dry for the full cure cycle. Dependent on actual complete system application, surface may be slippery, especially when wet or contaminated; keep surface clean and dry.


  • Color stability or gloss may be affected by environmental conditions such as high humidity, low temperature or chemical exposure.
  • Colors may vary from batch to batch. Therefore, use only product from the same batch for an entire job.
  • Apply a suitable primer before using this product
  • This product is not UV color stable and exposure to lighting such as sodium vapor lights may cause discolorations.
  • Mixtures of chemicals and applications with exposures to chemicals at elevated temperatures should be thoroughly evaluated before applying coating. A test patch is recommended.
  • Product can develop surface irregularities in leveling in combination to some chemical contamination or substrate compositions.
  • Substrate temperature must be 5°F above dew point.
  • For best results, apply with a 1/4” nap roller.
  • All new concrete must be cured for at least 30 days prior to application.
  • Physical properties are typical values and not specifications.

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