SURFACE PREPARATION: FLOOR PAINT
- To obtain the best performance the surface must be prepared correctly before application.
- Allow new concrete to cure for at least 4 weeks before painting. Concrete must be thoroughly cleaned before painting.
1. SMOOTH CONCRETE:
Unpainted: Remove any wax or water based curing agents used to aid curing of the concrete after casting. Degrease the surface by using PLASCON AQUASOLV DEGREASER. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to dry for at least 48 hours until totally dry. For all smooth surfaces, particularly steel floated concrete, apply one coat of PLASCON CONCRETE FLOOR PREP. Allow the surface to dry for 8 hours before applying PLASCON FLOOR PAINT (FPT Range).
2. CONCRETE SURFACES:
Unpainted (e.g. wood floated): Degrease the surface to remove oil, grease and other contaminants by using PLASCON AQUASOLV DEGREASER. Allow to react for 20 minutes then rinse thoroughly with fresh water using a bristle broom to remove AQUASOLV and all contaminants. Allow to dry for at least 48 hours or until totally dry. Apply one coat PLASCON CONCRETE FLOOR PREP. Allow to dry for 8 hours.
3. CONCRETE SURFACES:
Previously painted with water based paint: Check random areas for adhesion. If problems are observed total removal of old paint is required. Remove all contaminants such as dirt, grease, oil, dust, etc. Sand smooth or glossy surfaces to improve adhesion. Clean thoroughly with POLYCELL SUGAR SOAP POWDER solution using a scrubbing brush. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry.
4. TO IMPROVE SLIP RESISTANCE:
If additional slip resistance is required add PLASCON GRIP ADDITIVE (80g GRIP ADDITIVE to 5 ? water) to the paint before application. Follow the instructions on the pack.