Previously painted floors - As with all coating applications, suitable pre-treatment of the floor is of the utmost importance. Old paint, especially with suspect adhesion or of an unknown type, should be completely removed. Some paints however, may still lift, be softened, or cause poor inter-coat adhesion when this system is applied on top of them. So, it is always advisable to check for suitability and defects by undertaking small-scale trials. If the old paint is satisfactory, clean and abrade the surface in the normal way.
Heavily contaminated floors - FloorCote W440 Water Based 2 Pack Epoxy will not adhere satisfactorily to heavy deposits of grease, oils etc. It will be necessary to mechanically abrade the floor to remove the excess contamination.
New floors/uncoated surfaces - For most surfaces, two coats should be sufficient. The first coat should be thinned 10% with water to act as a sealer. This should be followed by one or two coats of FloorCote (unthinned). It is important to allow sufficient drying between the coats.
Concrete - Should be clean, dry and free from dust, dirt, grease and other contaminates etc. Do not apply to newly laid concrete. Surfaces to be coated should be at least 4 weeks old and have a moisture content of less than 7%.
Please note that any smooth/polished surface will require special preparation; please call or email pictures of your specific situation and we will advise on recommended preparation procedure
3.33 litre Part A Base to 1.66 litre Part B Activator
Add Part B to Part A and mix thoroughly for approx. 5 mins using a mechanical stirrer. After mixing, leave for a 5 minute induction time before application.
For anti-slip surfaces, add the slip-resistant additive to the above mixture and ensure the grit is evenly dispersed throughout the mix. The anti-slip mixture need only be used on the final coat of paint.
2 hours when mixed. The times stated show effective life, however material stays liquid much longer but does not perform satisfactorily. Do not use after stated times. The pot life will be significantly reduced where the mixed paint is used at higher ambient temperatures.
Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 10°C and rising), dry conditions with a good through draught. Apply using a brush and/or long pile, double arm roller.
On bare concrete floors it is recommended that the first coat be diluted with up to 10% water by volume prior to application. This will help seal the concrete surface. Once dried, a second coat can be applied at full strength. On previously painted floors it is recommended that two thin coats be applied rather than one thick coat. This will prolong the life and performance of the coating.
For application onto asphalt, wood, vinyl and other non porous floors, two coats are recommended without the first coat being thinned down.
Product will darken slightly during curing and should not be over rolled. To avoid variation in shades always roll in the same direction across the whole area the product is being applied to.
Surface Dry: 8-12 hours
Hard Dry: 24 hours
Overcoat after 24 hours
Foot traffic can be allowed on the coated area after 24 hours.
Heavier traffic can be allowed on the coated area after 4 days with full cure achieved after 7 days.
Keep coated areas dry for a minimum of 24 hours following application.
Technical data @ 15°C and 65% relative humidity.
Temperatures: The drying and curing process will slow down at low temperatures and stop altogether whenever it falls below 10°C. Do not apply when ambient temperature falls below 10ºC or relative humidity exceeds 80%.
Chemical resistance: 7-10 days should be allowed before being exposed to chemicals, pollutants and mechanical stress.