Cold Temperature Floor Coating


PERMACOAT 3000 CT is a 100% solids epoxy floor coating designed for cool weather applications between 45 and 65 degrees F.

The PERMACOAT 3000 CT system is applied as a two or three coat (30-90 mils) flooring material incorporating a broadcast of various blends of graded silica between coats.

The system consists of two components, resin and hardener, in both horizontal and vertical formulations. Application of PERMACOAT 3000 CT is accomplished with rubber squeegees and short nap paint rollers.


The PERMACOAT 3000 CT system is designed as a medium duty (30- 90 mils) floor coating and/or secondary containment system where moderate mechanical abuse and chemical exposures are anticipated. For specific chemical recommendations refer to the 3000 Chemical Resistance Guide.

PERMACOAT 3000 CT can be installed over most sound substrates including old or new concrete, steel and wood.

PERMACOAT 3000 CT provides a cost effective alternative to high build floor toppings.


PERMACOAT 3000 CT allows for fast, easy applications at temperatures as low as 45 degrees F. In addition, the system provides chemical resistance and physical performance much higher than those found in paints and many other thin mil coatings.

Other Features Include:

  • - Rapid cure resulting in minimal downtime
  • - Very low odor
  • - Non-skid safety finish

Typical Properties

Solids, by Volume


ASTM C579-82

12,400 psi

Flexural Strength
ASTM C580-85

14,000 psi

Tensile Strength
ASTM C307-83

9,000 psi

Hardness (Shore D)
ASTM D 2240


Taber Abrasion
ASTM C501-80
CS 17 Wheels

Loss/1000 cycles = 25mg

Packaging and Coverage

The PERMACOAT 3000 CT system is packaged in one and three gallon units. Each unit consists of pre measured components, Part A (Resin) and Part B (Hardener).

Application thickness may vary from 30-90 mils, depending on the expected service conditions. Factors to consider are 1) me - chemical abuses; and 2) substrate texture.

Cure Time

The cure time of PERMACOAT 3000 CT and other resinous systems are very dependent upon the temperature of the substrate. The chart below represents the approximate times for the respective service conditions, following the last coat:

Service (hours)




Foot Traffic




Light Chemical




Mixing & Application

The following is a brief summary of concrete preparation and the application procedure for PERMACOAT 3000 CT. This information is intended for use in the system evaluation, applicators should refer to the "PERMACOAT 3000 CT Applications" bulletin for more detailed application procedures

Surface Preparation

NEW CONCRETE - The concrete should be well cured for a minimum of 28 (twentyeight) days, per ACI 308-81, (R-1986), clean, dust free and free of all contaminants. Mechanical methods such as sandblasting, scarifying, or shot blasting should be employed to remove the weak layer of surface laitance. A minimum tensile strength of 200 psi is required of the prepared surface. Acid etching with muriatic acid is acceptable but less desirable. Care must be taken to completely remove all residual acid prior to the application of the PERMACOAT 3000 CT system. In addition, the substrate must be allowed to dry before application begins.

EXISTING CONCRETE - Concrete must be structurally sound and free of all contaminates. Weak or contaminated concrete must be removed until sound concrete is realized. Old coatings, toppings, waxes, oils, etc. must be removed prior to the application.


Prior to application of the PERMACOAT 3000 CT system the resin, hardener, silica and substrate should be between 45 degrees F and 65 degrees F.

Premix the Resin (Part A) for 30 seconds using a Jiffler mixer blade attached to a 500-750 RPM drill. Add the Hardener (Part B) only when the batch is ready to be applied. Mix for approx. 90-120 seconds. After mixing pour immediately onto the floor.

Coating Thickness

40-50 mils


Coverage (SF/gal)

1) First Coat


2) Broadcast

3) Second Coat


75-90 mils


Coverage (SF/gal)

1) First Coat


2) Broadcast

3) Second Coat


4) Broadcast

5) Third Coat



Use a rubber squeegee to spread the resin over the pre-measured area to be covered. Immediately back roll the PERMA COAT 3000 CT with a short nap (1/8 inches) wool or mohair roller. After the coating has been back rolled and uniform thickness verified, the surface should be saturated with a silica broadcast.

After the first coat supports foot traffic, the excess silica can be removed and the remaining steps completed.


All mixing and application equipment should be cleaned immediately after use. If this is done, soap and water, or bio-degradable cleaners can be used.

If the material has begun to set, more aggressive solvents will be necessary. Before using solvents, refer to their respective MSDS for handling considerations.


For systems designed for splash and spill exposures, routine wash downs are recommended to reduce the length of chemical exposure. This step is not necessary where the product is recommended for containment service.

Storage and Shelf Life

PERMACOAT 3000 CT should be stored at 50-70 degrees F out of direct sunlight. All containers should remain unopened until ready for use. If stored as set out above, this product has a minimum shelf life of one year.

Where Permacoat 3000 CT Should Not Be Installed

PERMACOAT 3000 CT should not be applied over substrates:

  • which are wet during the application
  • subject to extreme hydrostatic pressure
  • unsound structures
  • contaminated substrates which cannot be cleaned
  • at temperatures below 45 degrees F (Consult ChemProof Polymers)


PERMACOAT 3000 contains blended Epoxies as the resin and blended Amines as the hardener. Protective clothing and gloves are recommended to prevent sensitization to these materials. In case of ingestion or eye contact, it is advisable to contact a physician immediately. SDS are available for this product upon request.


ChemProof Polymers, Inc. warrants that at the time of shipment, its products are free of defects in material and workmanship. Liability for products proven defective, if any, is limited to replacement of the defective product or the refund of the purchase price paid for the defective product as determined by ChemProof Polymers, Inc. ChemProof Polymers, Inc. makes no warranty concerning the suitability of its product for application to any surface, it being understood that the goods have been selected and the application ordered by the Owner/End User or Purchaser. CHEMPROOF POLYMERS, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE GOODS SHALL BE MERCHANTIBLE OR THAT THE GOODS ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE WARRANTY OF REFUND OR REPLACEMENT SET FORTH HEREIN IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES ARISING BY LAW OR OTHERWISE; AND CHEMPROOF POLYMERS, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, DOWN TIME, DAMAGES TO PROPERTY OF THE OWNER/END USER, PURCHASER OR OTHER PERSONS, OR DAMAGES FOR WHICH THE OWNER/END USER OR PURCHASER MAY BE LIABLE TO OTHER PERSONS, WHETHER OR NOT OCCASIONED BY CHEMPROOF POLYMERS, INC.’S NEGLIGENCE. This warranty shall not be extended, altered or varied except by written instrument signed by ChemProof Polymers, Inc. and Owner/End User or Purchaser.

Contact Information

ChemProof Polymers, Inc.
Industrial Floor Coatings
2750 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone: 918-584-0364
Fax: 918-584-0366