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NE255P Novolac Epoxy Primer/Sealer Crack Bridging

Novolac Epoxy Primer/Sealer NE255 is a two component 100% solids urethane/epoxy hybrid coating designed for applications on traffic surfaces exposed to vehicular or foot traffic for either exterior or interior applications. The toughness and elongation eliminate the need to repair hairline cracks.

Recommended for a priming light to medium duty secondary containment or as a crack bridging primer for many suitable topcoats.

Available in 3 gallon and 15 gallon kits in a hazy clear color.  Not recommended as a stand alone decorative coating but as primer or sealer for bridging cracks.

PRIMER: Non required.  Optional NE527P Novolac Epoxy Primer

TOPCOAT: Many options available including NE253 Novolac Epoxy

 Where is the NE255P 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

Why NE255P Novolac Epoxy Primer/Sealer?

  • Excellent crack bridging, flexible high build primer eliminates need to repair hairline cracks in chemical exposure areas
  • Use for priming light to medium duty secondary containment
  • Tough, durable coating for surfaces exposed to vehicle traffic
  • Outstanding abrasion and impact resistance with only 5 mg loss Taber Abrasion test and 100 inch lbs Gardner Impact Test
  • Excellent adhesion 450 psi
  • 100% solids, Zero voc 0 g/L


Solids By Weight 100%   By Volume 100%
VOC  0 g/L
Colors Hazy clear, not recommended as decorative coating by itself
Recommended Film Thickness 10- 50 mils
Coverage per Gallon 32 – 160 sq’/gal @10-50 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
Abrasion Resistance Taber abraser CS-17 calibrase wheel with 1000 gram total load and 500 cycles= 5 mg loss
Flexural strength 4,035 psi@ ASTM D790
Compressive strength 6,800 psi @ASTM D695
Tensile strength 3,150 psi @ ASTM D638
Ultimate Elongation 20%
Hardness D = 70
Gardner Variable Impactor 100 inch pounds direct – passed
Viscosity Mixed = 10,000-14,000 cps (typical)


Coverage Per Gallon 32 – 160 Sq’/Gal @10-50 Mils



Pot Life – (1-1/2 gallon volume) 20-30 minutes
Tack free (dry to touch) 7-9 hours
Recoat or topcoat 7 – 10 hours
Light foot traffic 24 hours
Full cure (heavy traffic) 2-10 days



 Xylene C
 1.1.1 trichlorethane C
Methanol B
Ethyl Alcohol B
Skydrol C
 10% sodium hydroxide C
 50% sodium hydroxide C
 10% sulfuric C
 70% sulfuric acid A
10% HCI C
5% acetic acid B

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.


PRODUCT 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. We highly recommend that the kits not be broken down unless suitable weighing equipment is available. 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. After mixing, transfer the mixed material to another pail (the transfer pail) and again remix. The material in the transfer pail is now ready to be applied on the substrate. Improper mixing may result in product failure. This material has a high viscosity – mix well.

For best mixing results and proper blending of parts A and B, recommend a Jiffy Mixer style drill mixer.

PRIMING:  Primers may be beneficial in some applications, dependent on performance characteristics and substrate conditions, but none are required for product application.

PRODUCT APPLICATION: The mixed 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 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 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. Colder temperatures will require more cure time for the product before recoating or topcoating can commence. Before recoating or topcoating, check for epoxy blushes (a whitish, greasy film, or deglossing). If a blush is present, it can be removed by any standard detergent cleaner prior to topcoating or recoating. Many epoxy coatings and urethanes as well as multiple coats of this product are compatible for use as a topcoat. 7)

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.


  • Clarity of color or gloss may be affected by environmental conditions such as high humidity, low temperatures, or chemical exposure.
  • Clarity of color may vary from batch to batch. Therefore use only product from the same batch for an entire job.
  • This product is not UV color stable and exposure to lighting such as sodium vapor lights may cause product discolorations.
  • This product is not intended as a decorative coating, but merely as a primer or sealer for bridging cracks.
  • Substrate temperature must be 5°F above dew point
  • 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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