Floor Coatings

Choosing the Right Floor Coating

Completing a flooring project doesn’t have to be a difficult or frustrating experience.  By selecting the proper floor coating and following our six easy steps, coating your floor will not leave you floored!

Enamel:An inexpensive, industrial quality finish that is good for light traffic areas that have minimal exposure to chemical spills.

Urethane:Creates a hard finish that is moderately chemical resistant and resists high traffic abrasion.

Epoxy:Provides a very hard surface that is extremely chemical resistant.  Epoxy coatings hold up well under repeated impact from falling objects, but may fade after prolonged exposure to UV light.

Six Steps for Floor Coatings

Determine the Age of Your Concrete - Before a concrete floor can be coated, it must be cured for a minimum of 60 days. This time period generally allows the moisture to dry out of the concrete. If you are coating shortly after 60 days, you should conduct a moisture test.

Determine if Your Concrete Floor has a Coating and Prepare Accordingly - Even what appears to be bare concrete can have a clear sealer or curing agent on it that can affect adhesion.To determine if you have a pre-existing floor coating, pour a small amount of Crete-Etch on a corner of your concrete – if it bubbles, there is no sealer on the concrete and it will need to be treated in order for a coating to adhere properly. If there are no bubbles, then there is an existing sealer and it will need to be removed by roughing up the surface of the concrete. If you have a recently poured a cement floor within the past 60 days and are unsure if a coating was applied, call the contractor and inquire about any coatings or sealants that were applied. If you are still unsure if you have a sealed floor or do not know what type of sealant in on your floor, please call 800-321-1976 and speak with a Customer Service Representative.

Prep,Clean and Degrease - Make sure all dirt, grime and oil is removed from the application surface before any coating is applied. To remove tough stains and improve coating adhesion, we recommend using DEPART industrial cleaner and degreaser.

Patch and Fill Cracks - Use the appropriate Revere floor patch to repair any spalled or pitted areas. We also recommend filling all expansion joints and hairline cracks. This will give your finished surface a better cosmetic appearance and help prevent further cracking and peeling along joints.

Prime - Apply a coat of BASE KOTE primer with a roller to ensure good adhesion between the concrete floor and the topcoat.  Start in the corner and apply the primer in sections approximately 4’ long x 2’ wide. Reload the roller and apply the primer onto the next section, back rolling into the previously applied area. Continue to roll until the concrete floor is completely covered.

Apply Floor Coating - Revere’s floor coating applications vary from product to product. It is very important to thoroughly read and follow the directions on the product label. Before applying your floor coating, consult a Revere Flooring Specialist to ensure that proper mixing and preparation has taken place. 

Get the Job Done Right the First Time

We know that obtaining the wrong advice and materials can cost you time and money. With this in mind, our customer service representatives understand the importance of providing you with the proper insight and materials necessary to create a quality, long-lasting repair that is done right the first time. We pride ourselves in troubleshooting your repair needs. 

Don’t Forget to Prep

Before you apply any floor repair materials, it is crucial that your floor is properly prepped. Follow these three easy steps to properly prep your floor:

Clean - Use an industrial cleaner such as DEPART, to remove any dirt, grease or oil from the floor.

Etch - Prepare the floor surfaces for proper mechanical bonding with CRETE ETCH.

Prime - Ensure good adhesion between the floor and subsequent topcoats by applying a coat of BASE KOTE primer.

Maintaining Your Sealed Floor

Sweep up large amounts of dirt and debris daily to keep them from being ground into the coating and damaging it over time.

Dust mop the entire surface daily to keep the floor glossy.

Wet mop or rinse away any standing water or chemical puddles. Some chemicals can damage, weaken or discolor your floor coating when left standing for long periods of time.

Power wash occasionally to keep your floor looking new.

Conduct regular floor inspections at least twice a year.

Concrete Repairs

Six Golden Rules for Concrete Repair

Determine the Cause of the Problem - Is the area subject to chemicals, moisture, freeze/thaw cycles, abrasions, high traffic or heavy impact?

Evaluate the Extent of the Damage - Do you need to repair a small section or a large area? Are there any hairline cracks or other small signs of damage around the main area?

Formulate Your Repair Plan - What sort of preparation is needed before the repair can be made? How much time do you need to complete the job and how much time do you need?

Choose the Right Materials to Properly Complete the Job - Contact Revere’s Customer Service Department, 800-321-1976, to get the right products you need to properly complete your repair project.

Prepare the Surface Properly - Is the area clean and free of all loose stones and debris?

Follow the Recommended Application Procedures - Did you thoroughly read and follow all directions and application procedures on the product label? Consult a Revere Product Specialist to ensure correct application.

Floor Joint & Crack Fillers

Tips for Filling Cracks

Heavy Tow Motor Traffic: Use an epoxy crack filler to give you maximum weight support and wear resistance.

Foot and Light Vehicle Traffic: You'll get the performance you need from one of our multi-purpose sealants.

Wide Temperature Variations/Structural Movement (concrete): Choose crack filler with a higher elongation percentage. (An elongation percentage of 90% means a repair can expand 90% over its original width before it will start to pull away from the concrete. As a rule of thumb, expansion joints are expected to expand and contract more than 25%).

*Temperature will affect the consistency, working time and curing rate of joint repair, so be sure to choose the proper materials that meet your conditions.

Concrete Resurfacers and Patching

Professional Looking Concrete Patching Tips

Remove all loose debris, as well as dirt, grease and other contaminants.

Square off the repair area, at a depth of ¼” to ½”, using a circular saw with an abrasive blade. Squaring off the area allows the repair material to bond better.

Take 2” masking tape and tape a neat square around the cut edges

If you are using an epoxy or fast-setting material, thoroughly mix the material using a Jiffy Mixer with electric drill.

Use a stiff trowel to work the material into the corners of the patch. This will assure a good bond and prevent pop-outs later on. Keep your trowel free of excess material during smoothing by dipping it frequently into a bucket of water.

While the repair is still wet, pull the masking tape up for a clean, neat edge. You have just created a professional looking patch. 

Concrete Resurfacers

Advice for Chipped or Spalled Areas

Evaluate your damaged area to determine if the problem is minor enough for a resurfacer. As a general rule, resurfacers should be applied win layers no thicker than ½”. A good resurfacer can take care of many small problems caused by weather, chemicals or hard wear at once. For deeper repairs, choose a combination resurfacer/patch like REV-CRETE or one of our faster setting patching compounds.

Emergency Roof Repairs

How to Repair Your Roof

Before your recoat your roof it is important that you properly prepare the surface:

Remove any leaves or debris - If debris is not cleared, the coating will adhere to the debris and not your roof. If your roof was very dirty before you cleaned it, apply a layer of roof primer before you coat. If your roof has a chalky powder on the surface or if you can see the fibers in the felts, it is very dry and also requires a layer of primer before you coat.

Patch all blisters, open seams, fish-mouths and flashings - Simply coating your roof will not stop leaks alone. You must repair the damage first. See “Durable Roof Repair”.

Tar and Gravel Roof Repair

Just Say No to Hot Mop

There are some major safety concerns with hop mopping, specifically the use of a large kettle that “cooks” the liquid asphalt over an open flame. The hot liquid is transferred to the roof where it is flooded over the roof membrane.  Workers who are exposed to the hot kettle or material have a high risk of getting burned.

Creates a Fire HazardHeated kettles may catch on fire or the hot asphalt may run into combustible material on the roof and start a fire. If you ever have someone on your roof using a hot mop, make sure that you have written proof of his or her fire insurance because many insurance companies do not cover this process. 

Provides a Low Quality Repair The reason hot mopping costs less than a cold application product is due to its lower quality. Even the amount of solid material you put on your roof is reduced because it breaks down into carbon powder during the process of reheating it in the kettle.

Revere’s cold-applied roof coatings do not need to be heated up and are safe and easy for workers to hand. Just take one of our roof coatings to your roof, follow the instructions on the product label and apply!

Repair Accessories

Steps for Durable Roof Repair

Follow these four easy steps when patching blisters, fish-mouths and open seam:

Cut an “X” across the entire length of the repair area and fold the flaps back to allow any wet areas to dry out.

Apply roof cement and fold flaps back in.

Cover the “X” with a layer of roof cement.

Lay a piece of Glass Fibre Membrane across the repair and cover it with another layer of roof cement.

Paving Repairs

How to Fix Asphalt Cracks

We recommend using compressed air to remove any dirt, sand and gravel from the crack. Also, pull any weeds that are growing in the crack.

After going through several seasonal weather changes, you may find that your repair is still adhering to the pavement, but has a crack down the middle. The filler is still doing its job; however, pour a little more crack filler in for extra support.;

How to Prevent Alligatoring

Newly installed blacktop is flexible, with the ability to easily absorb minor vertical impacts or loads. But as the blacktop gets brittle over time, the constant stress of vehicle traffic builds up tension within the pavement.

A common result is the appearance of fatigue or alligator cracking, which is similar in to alligator skin. Because this type of cracking is often extensive, the cost of filling it may be impractical. In this case, a pavement resurfacer such as GATOR FIL is highly recommended.

Fortified with special fillers, pavement resurfacers such as GATOR FIL serve several purposes. They fill in cracks, level small depressions and protect the pavement surface.

Chuckhole Fillers

How to Make a Successful STA-FIL Repair

Remove loose debris and standing water

Apply STA-FIL to the hole in 1” layers

Tamp down material between layers and again on top

Let the traffic roll


For best results, fill the chuckhole with about an inch of STA-FIL and tamp down. Repeat this process until the hole is filled. This creates a repair that is tightly compressed all the way through, which prevent settling as traffic drives over it.

STA-FIL should only be used in contained holes that have at least a 1” deep shoulder on all sides. If you have a shallow depression or “birdbath”, use EPOXI TAR PATCH.

Striping Tips

The parking lot is the first and last image your customers and employees have of your company. That’s why the professional maintenance of your blacktop is so important.

Start with filling your cracks with an easy pour crack filler like Revere Por-Crax, then fill your holes with a chuckhole patch material like Sta-Fil and tseal your driveway with Rev-Seal. If you need any help determining which products and quantities you may need our customer service representatives can help you out. Call 800-321-1976

Make sure your new sealer has at least dried for 48 hours.

Start work at the front of the building and work your way to the edge of the lot. This enables you to complete the most important area first, having it ready for the customers as soon as possible.

Use a chalk line and measuring tape to mark off where to paint the stripes. Standard parking width needs to be 9 feet and the standard width of the stripe should be 4” (how long?)

Choose your paint, Fastlane Traffic paint works great. Yellow and white are the most common colors, blue is commonly used for handicapped areas and red is used for fire lanes.

For smaller jobs you can use an Fast Lane Striper and paint and for larger jobs you want a bulk paint machine.

Now for the stencils, Handicap stencils, directional arrows for traffic flow, no parking areas or reserved spots Revere has them all for you. You may need a hand spray gun if you are painting these with aerosol paint.

Don’t forget to replace any of your traffic signs if they are looking weather.

These steps will improve the overall appearance of your facility and enhance traffic safety.