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Comparing Dur-A-Glaze® MVP and MVP3 Primers

July 27, 2022

Dur-A-Glaze MVP3 Primer is formulated specifically to aid in higher moisture epoxy system installations than Dur-A-Glaze MVP. Dur-A-Glaze MVP3 has a faster cure time and features low permeability in compliance with ASTM F3010-18. A side by side comparison on all testing can be seen below.

Testing / StandardDur-A-Glaze MVPDur-A-Glaze MVP3
Mix Ratio2R:1H by volumePre-Weighed Kit (1R, 1H)
Nominal Thickness16 mils16 mils
Weight Solids %100%100%
Viscosity (@ 70 F / 50% RH – Mixed Kit)~1,400 cps~3,000 cps
Permeability (ASTM E-96)0.13 perms @ 16 mils0.05 perms @ 16 mils
F3010-18 ComplianceNOYES
Concrete Bond RH% (ASTM F-2170)99%99%
Soluble Ion (Salts) Tolerance1,600 ppm
(Combined Na, K, Cl)
2,400 ppm
(Combined Na, K, Cl)
MVER Reductionto 3 lbs /1,000 SF / 24 hrs to ≤3 lbs /1,000 SF / 24 hrs
Tensile Strength (ASTM D-638)2,100 psi 3,844 psi
Flexural Strength (ASTM D-790)5,100 psiN/A
Flexural Strength (ASTM D-2370)N/A5,708 psi 
Compressive Strength (ASTM D-695)11,200 psi13,400 psi
Hardness (ASTM D-2240)75-80 (Shore D)84 at 48 hrs (Shore D)
Adhesion / Tensile Bond to Concrete (ASTM 7234-19)N/AFailure in Substrate
(≥500 psi at 99% RH)
Bond Strength to Concrete (ACI-40)Substrate FailureN/A
VOC Values0 g/L0 g/L
TVOC Air Quality Values (CDPH v1.2-2017)<0.5 mg/m3<0.5 mg/m3
Flame Spread/NFPA-101 (ASTM E-84)Class AN/A
Critical Radiant Flux (ASTM E-648)N/AClass I
Curing Time – Foot Traffic (70F 50% RH)24 hours (foot traffic)~4 hours (foot traffic)
Working Time (@ 70 F / 50% RH)~20 mins~10 mins
Pot Life (@ 70 F / 50% RH)~45 mins~20 mins
Recoat Window (@ 70 F / 50% RH)Min. 12 hrs, Max. 24 hoursMin. 4 hrs, Max. 24 hours

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