EkoFill is our proprietary fabric primer that provided the UV barrier, Fire
protection, Seals the weave of the fabric, and is the primer for the top-coat of
3 cross coats are required. 1 brushed IN to seal the weave of the fabric and
2 sprayed ON to build up the required protection for the fabric. More can be
applied if desired.
The fabric must be cleaned with the EkoClean prior to application of the brushed coat of EkoFill to
Make sure to re-dampen the fabric with clean water so that the first
brushed coat will be more easily absorbed into the weave of the fabric. This
will help to avoid pinholes and brush marks. The idea of the brushed coat is to get EkoFill down
into the weave of the fabric. The fabric should be lightly dampened. It will dry quickly so only
dampen a few square yards at a time. It should not be soaking wet. You should not be able to
squeegee out any water from the fabric with your hand.
EkoFill dries quickly and the next coat can be applied as soon as the previous one has lost itʼs
sheen and is dry to the touch with no color transfer.
Avoid sanding after the brushed coats of EkoFill. Remember that the goal of the brushed coat is
to get EkoFill IN the weave not ON the weave. If you are too aggressive with sandpaper you will
fuzz up the fabric and it will show through the sprayed coats. You can lightly wipe any trash or
lint off with 320 sand paper or red Scotch-Brite. Be very careful not to cut into the fabric itself.
Use a foam brush to apply the brushed coats of EkoFill into the damp fabric. Only wet out the
beveled tip of the brush and work the brush until it is dry before re-wetting with more EkoFill.
Avoid brushing Up the pinked edge of the finishing tapes. Bring the brush Down off the tapes into
the open bays to avoid pulling at the edge of the tape with the brush which tears little chunks of
foam off the brush and leaves residue on the surface and aggravates the smooth ironed down
pinked edge of the tapes. You will still see the glue through the EkoFill because the weave is
already sealed where the glue is. You will also notice that the tiny air bubbles go away by them
selves. Air bubbles come from being aggressive, pushing too hard and moving too fast which
introduces air into the EkoFill causing it to foam up. Do not keep pushing EkoFill around on the
fabric because as it starts to dry you will leave brush marks that must be sanded out later. If the
EkoFill goes from being slick to sticky stop brushing and let it lay down while itʼs still wet enough
If you want to store parts until you are ready to start spraying now is a good time to do so. The
first brushed coat of EkoFill will help to protect the fabric. Cover with a clean bed sheet and store
away from the work area.
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