FLOOR COATINGS APPLICATION, PREPARATION & HANDLING

FLOOR COATINGS APPLICATIONS

PREPARATION AND HANDLING

Many High-Performance products are two component catalyzed or unique curing systems that demand strict adherence to all technical data and guidelines.

Below is a routine checklist of sound practices and procedures:

 1) Before beginning, review all project specifications closely and read all technical data thoroughly.

2) Stage all materials before starting and double check that all the proper products, components, and quantities are on hand.

3) Make certain that all products are within the usable shelf-life dates.

4) Carefully follow all mixing instructions.

5) observe all mixing ratios, rates, and order of addition – i.e., Component B is added to Component A.

6) Provide efficient and thorough mixing of all products and allow for proper “sweat-in”or induction time.

7) Only mix enough material to be applied within the recommended working time or pot-life of the product.

8) Measure temperatures and make sure they are within allowable application ranges and note where cold or hot temperatures can slow or accelerate performance/application parameters.

9) If using thinners – only use recommended thinning agents.

10) Once the coatings are prepared make sure that the recommended application tools employed are high quality, clean and in good working condition.

APPLYING FLOOR COATING SYSTEMS METHODS:

Flooring system applications can be broadly grouped into two types; thin film (5-8 mls) and thick film (13-20 mls) systems.

Thin film applications are usually 2 coat systems; penetrating epoxy sealer/Pre-Prime and clear coats like moisture cure urethane finishes and lend themselves to brush, roll (3/8”nap max) and spray.

Thick film applications are normally 3 coat systems comprised of penetrating epoxy sealer/Pre-Prime, intermediate coat, and finish coat.

Tool requirements include brushes, squeegees and a variety of roller types; lambskin, phenolic core and porcupine.

Always refer to the technical data sheets for application recommendations for specific products and systems.

OPTIMAL 3 COAT – THICK FILM SYSTEM FIRST COAT – PENETRATING SEALER

The reaction of the epoxy sealer with the bare concrete performs a very important function of preventing “outgassing” with the subsequent topcoats.

Outgassing is a phenomenon where a liquid coating/topcoat reacts with unsealed concrete and gas is generated causing bubbles to form that become trapped in the finished film.The primer/sealer coat is poured or sprayed onto the floor and then evened out by brush, roller or squeegee.

All new or bare properly prepared concrete should receive a 100% solids epoxy Pre-Prime to provide a beginning foundation that forms a chemical bond within the concrete, satisfying the thirst and porosity of the substrate.

INTERMEDIATE AND FINISH COATS

Pour ribbons of the mixed coatings onto the floor then spread with squeegee, roller, lambswool applicator, or phenolic core roller. Lightly backroll with lint-free phenolic core roller perpendicular to the original squeegee orientation.

Avoid over rolling as it may cause appearance uniformity problems. Since many flooring systems are multilayer coats on large expansive areas, spiked shoes are routinely used by applicators so that they can walk into freshly coated areas to re-roll, even-out, lap, blend-in or broadcast aggregate or other materials into the finish while wet.

Porcupine rollers are used to smooth the surface coat and release entrapped air in the finish. Notched squeegees and rakes are used to apply high solids/ high build finishes at evenly controlled wet film thicknesses.

NON-SLIP SURFACES

Hand broadcast aggregate to recommended profile approximately 2 lbs per 100 square feet up to one hour after application.

The Following items can effectively be addressed using the information provided in this article:

Water tower coatings and paints / Epoxy Floor Coatings / Rustoleum Polyurea / Metalic Floor Coatings /  Polyaspartic Floor Coating / Zero VOC / Zero HAP / NeverWet / XIM – X-I-M / Krud Kutter / Anti-Slip Floor Coatings / Rust Prevention / Rust Removal

Factory & Warehouses Floors & Floor protection and Warehouse, protective coatings

Factory  Floor protection and Warehouse Floor protective coatings

In 2018 HPP Industrials is THE BEST SOURCE FOR INDUSTRIAL COATINGS:

PLANT FLOOR SEALANTS AND COATINGS, PAINTS, COATINGS, STAINs, PIPELINE COATING, WATER TOWERS, POWER PLANTS, WAREHOUSE, FACTORY, MACHINERY, RUST PROTECTION, CONTROL and PREVENTION.

BRIDGES, WATER TOWER COATINGS AND PAINTS, SEALANTS & SAFETY PRODUCTS.

LARGE INVENTORY AND LOW PRICES

REDUCE OVERALL COSTS AND GET THE JOB DONE WITH THE RIGHT PRODUCTS.

HPP PROVIDES COATINGS FOR:

  • A PIPELINE,
  • WATER TOWERS,
  • POWER PLANTS,
  • WAREHOUSE OR PLANT FLOOR,
  • BRIDGES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

HPP INDUSTRIAL SALES HAS IT COVERED.

THE BEST SOURCE FOR INDUSTRIAL COATINGS, PAINT, STAIN, SEALANTS & SAFETY PRODUCTS:

EPOXY FLOOR COATINGS

RUSTOLEUM POLYUREA

METALLIC FLOOR COATINGS

POLYASPARTIC FLOOR COATING

ZERO VOC

ZERO HAP

NEVERWET

XIM – X-I-M

KRUD KUTTER

ANTI-SLIP FLOOR COATINGS

RUST PREVENTION

RUST REMOVAL

A great industrial floor coating is the foundation of every manufacturing plant, industrial site or warehouse. The floor of any factory takes a beating, wear and tear.

Foot traffic, hand trucks and pallet movers put a lot of stress on a floor coating.

Combined with the assault from chemicals, spills and impact, the daily wear and tear on a factory floor is relentless.

A high quality industrial floor coating improves the safety of your manufacturing facility.

Standing up to this kind of punishment requires floor coatings with the highest levels of performance, durability and protection.

Plus, those floor coatings must be properly applied to get the greatest benefits from the materials.

At HPP we are your industrial floor coating experts. More years in the business and more experience than all our competitors combined.

We have years of hands-on experiences – with high performance floor coatings. Wears well and makes the factory floor look great and safer.

Plus, our clients are facility managers for industries much like yours.

A non slip solution for factory or warehouse floors must be rugged, durable and offer a high degree of slip resistance.  Safety is first and foremost.

Generally speaking, these types of floors are concrete and may have some sort of an epoxy finish.

Our Professional Industrial Coating Contractors have years of experience in providing coating solutions for many varied commercial and industrial installations.

  • Warehouses
  • Aircraft Hangars
  • Retail Showrooms
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Auto and Machine Shops

In 2018 we will work with you to evaluate your needs and discuss the many systems and products we have available.

We understand that a small difference in the per square foot cost between a typical epoxy floor and a modern polyurea system can become a major factor when considering the refinishing of tens of thousands of square feet, and that is why we offer multiple systems.

  • Epoxy floor coatings
  • Hybrid polyurethane topcoats
  • Polyaspartic polyurea systems
  • Densified and polished concrete
  • Slip resistant coatings
  • Solid colors, stained concrete, and simulated granite finishes

There’s a good reason why concrete is used almost exclusively for floors in basements and garages, warehouse facilities and manufacturing and food processing plants — it’s one of the few materials durable enough to stand up to the heavy traffic, abrasion, chemicals, and moisture exposure these surfaces are often subject to.

However, that doesn’t mean concrete slabs are indestructible. Left untreated without a concrete coating the porous materials that concrete is made of can succumb to extreme abuse, such as tire traffic, exposure to harsh chemicals and deicing salts, and frequent moisture contact.

These epoxies all called 100% solids because they do not have any solvents in them, and 100% of all the material stays on the floor rather than evaporating into the atmosphere. The added benefit to using 100% solid coatings is that because they contain no solvent, they have no hazardous odor and can be installed during regular production hours.

That’s where a good protective coating comes into play, giving concrete that extra layer of protection it needs to endure constant wear and tear.  In addition to its protective function, a coating can also dress up a drab surface, simplify maintenance and improve skid resistance.

As the floor wears, rough spots and potholes form, to take their toll on mobile equipment. Higher wheel replacement cost and equipment downtime become inevitable. But this doesn’t have to happen to you.

Concrete floors can have their deterioration stopped and the damage reversed.  Advances in epoxy technology have developed coatings that can protect a concrete floor and extend its life, while eliminating the dusting it had previously been producing.

The non slip solution for factory floor coating for these environments must have a very coarse texture and be able to handle a lot of friction from pallets, boxes, foot traffic, fork lifts and the like.  Factory & Warehouses Floors & Floor protection and Warehouse, protective coatings.

Protect your factory floor coating or warehouse workers from slip and fall accidents and the heavy liabilities that accompany those injuries in 2018 with HPP Industrials.