Floor preparation

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Preparation prior to Industrial floor coatings.

If the floor has been painted before there can be areas of defective paint, flaking, cracking and blistering. The existing coating can break down due to fork lift traffic or being scraped and overused in areas, leaving visual imperfections. To paint straight over these imperfections will not produce a lasting finish as any new coating is only as strong as the one it is sitting upon. Two part paint systems offer very high adhesion, however still need thorough surface preparation prior to application to produce long term lifespans.
Mechanical grinding-
This method of floor preparation uses rotating diamond tips to scrape away existing coatings, leaving a sound surface with improved ‘key’. These diamond floor grinding machines can be sit on or walk behind and some have build in hoovers to remove the loose coatings produced by the grinding.

Sand blasting/shot blasting-
Another method to prepare the floor is by means of sand blasting & shot blasting, especially effective around obstacles. This method is not as fast as diamond grinding but more suitable if flooring is breaking up and delicate with lots of obstructions.

Removal of vinyl tiles-
There are machines available from most tool hire shops that will speed up this job. Once the tiles are up there is still glue residue to be removed, grinding should remove.

De-greasing-
If the floor has grease residue present it will need cleaning prior to painting, sit on or push along machines are available from hire shops.

floor paintingThe preparation stage is most important and key to giving the floor coatings a long life span. Make sure not to cut corners in prep and cleaning and have a floor coating that lasts 30% longer.

Floor painting

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The most important factor in application of floor coatings is the surface preparation prior to any floor painting.

De-greasing
In the case of previously painted surfaces that are in good condition it is important to thoroughly clean and de grease the floor. This will ensure the floor paint can adhere to the surface, if painting over rubber or grease residue the adhesion won’t be sufficient and the paint will ‘bead up’ an effect where unpainted circular patches are visible. If the floor is small it can be mopped 2-3 times by hand with a cleaning agent to get it ready for the new coating. If the floor area is very large specialist cleaning machines can be hired to spped up the process. Once ready for painting it is a good idea to perform several test patches, leave for 10 minutes and ensure the paint is drying to an acceptable finish. If any ‘beading effect’ is present it will need further cleaning.

Leveling
For minor imperfections a high build floor primer will level and minimise before the top coat.

New concrete screeds
If painting over a new concrete screed it is important to give the new floor time to dry sufficiently. A new 50mm screed can take approx 2 months to dry, this rate can be sped up by heating the industrial unit. There are specialist floor coatings available that can go over a new screed after 7 days, such as Rawlins Duraplus, a two part water based floor paint.

Removing defective coatings
Old floors will usually have defective, blistered and cracking paint. For large areas the most practical way to remove these defective coatings is by mechanical grinding. The grinders work with diamond tipped plates to remove any loose paint and provide a sound surface to paint over.

floor grinding

Repairs to large imperfections
Old floors often have large imperfections that will need attention prior to painting. There are specialist mortar repair products on the market to fill these imperfections or a sand and cement screed can be used.

Guarantee/warranty of the new coating
Floor paint manufacturers don’t give a warranty on their products but instead give an expected lifespan of the product. The floor painting contractor will usually give a warranty of 12-24 months for the job, ensure to ask before going ahead with the quotation.

flat roof coatings

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Solar Reflective coatings

Johnstones Solar Reflective Paint

A full bodied bituminous aluminium coating suitable for the protection of properly prepared steel, asphalt and bituminous substrates.

johnstones solarSolar reflective
Quick drying
Reduces heat build up in rooms.

 

 

 

 

Black jack solar

 

A bright aluminium solar reflective coating suitable for application to roofing substrates. 5m2 per litre

 

CooVar Solar Reflecting Paint

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An acrylic bright aggregated coating in white & a high reflective metallic in silver to protect felt roofs and reduce heat build up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waterproof coatings

 

Bedec Superflex

bedec-superflex-roof-paint-4177-p[ekm]127x163[ekm]A water based flexible coating. Dries to form a high build waterproof membrane. Prevents / cures all types of leaking roofs, gutters and walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everbuild Bitumen Paint

bitumen paintA solvent based black bituminous paint. When dry, the bitumen paint forms an odourless and taint free black film suitable for metal, wood and felt.

 

Industrial floor paints

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Floor paint suitable for light traffic

These floor paints are solvent based and can withstand foot traffic with infrequent forklift traffic. These are lowest cost solutions for floor coatings. Thorough preparation is needed to ensure a lasting finish. Any loose paint needs to be removed and the existing surface must be clean and free of grease. To get longer life spans the surface should be given a ‘key’ by means of grinding or sandpaper. These products can be tinted to most colours.

Floorshield from Dulux Trade

floorshield

 

Capable of standing up to scuffing, mild chemical spillage and repeated washing in light to medium traffic areas. Coverage rate of 16m² per litre

Creates hard wearing film which is ideal for domestic, commercial and light industrial environments.

 

 

 

Rust-Oleum 7100 Floor Coating

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A single pack, solvent based coating for interior and exterior foot traffic.

High gloss appearance, also comes in anti slip. Suitable for concrete and metal floors. 2 coats recommended, 8m per litre coverage.


 

 

 

 

Medium traffic industrial floor paint

This product can withstand forklift traffic and is a two pack water based paint. The most important part of the process is the preparation. As always, ensure clean and grease free with sufficient ‘key’ to give the coating more adhesion to the surface.

DURAFLOOR PLUS

durafloor plus

 

A two-pack water-based epoxy resin floor coating

This floor paint can be applied to new concrete, 7 days after being poured.

 

Benefits

• Low odour
• Superb adhesion
• Hard wearing
• Use as a floor sealer or finish
• Case-hardens and dust proofs
• Hygienic


Coverage: 4-8m2/kg per coat dependent on porosity and contour of surface.
Recoat: Overnight 16-24 hours.

Heavy traffic industrial floor paint

This product is a high build coating and highly resistant to chemical and traffic. Floor paint manufacturers don’t provide a warranty on floor paints, however give an expected lifespan for their products. Most floor painting companies will give a warranty on their workmanship and provide 12 or 24 months.

Rustoleum 9100

rustoleum 9100

An Epoxy coating designed for application on manually prepared rusted steel surfaces and can also be used on clean, blasted steel, primed steel, concrete and previously coated surfaces. Apply by brush, roller or airless sprayer.

 

Rust-Oleum 9100 High Performance Epoxy offers excellent protection against strong chemicals, acids, alkalis and solvents; frequent product spillage and chemical cleaning

 

Benefits:

• High build

• Low VOC

• High build primer and finish in one

• For concrete and metal

• Very resistant to abrasion

• 100-150 micron in a single layer

• Chemical resistant

 

Due to excellent film hardness and erosion resistance, Floorshield from Dulux Trade is capable of standing up to scuffing, mild chemical spillage and repeated washing in light to medium traffic areas. Consequently, this ensures your environment achieves a better look for longer than offered by other single-pack floor paints. 16m² per litre

  • Creates hard wearing film which is ideal for domestic, commercial and light industrial environments.
  • Single pack.
  • Excellent resistance to erosion, mild chemical spillages and repeated washing.
  • Quicker completion times, thanks to quicker recoat times.

- See more at: http://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/servlet/ProductHandler?code=DDC10239#sthash.FLIlEF7F.dpuf

Due to excellent film hardness and erosion resistance, Floorshield from Dulux Trade is capable of standing up to scuffing, mild chemical spillage and repeated washing in light to medium traffic areas. Consequently, this ensures your environment achieves a better look for longer than offered by other single-pack floor paints. 16m² per litre

  • Creates hard wearing film which is ideal for domestic, commercial and light industrial environments.
  • Single pack.
  • Excellent resistance to erosion, mild chemical spillages and repeated washing.
  • Quicker completion times, thanks to quicker recoat times.

- See more at: http://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/servlet/ProductHandler?code=DDC10239#sthash.FLIlEF7F.dpuf

 

Due to excellent film hardness and erosion resistance, Floorshield from Dulux Trade is capable of standing up to scuffing, mild chemical spillage and repeated washing in light to medium traffic areas. Consequently, this ensures your environment achieves a better look for longer than offered by other single-pack floor paints. 16m² per litre

  • Creates hard wearing film which is ideal for domestic, commercial and light industrial environments.
  • Single pack.
  • Excellent resistance to erosion, mild chemical spillages and repeated washing.
  • Quicker completion times, thanks to quicker recoat times.

- See more at: http://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/servlet/ProductHandler?code=DDC10239#sthash.FLIlEF7F.dpuf

Due to excellent film hardness and erosion resistance, Floorshield from Dulux Trade is capable of standing up to scuffing, mild chemical spillage and repeated washing in light to medium traffic areas. Consequently, this ensures your environment achieves a better look for longer than offered by other single-pack floor paints. 16m² per litre

  • Creates hard wearing film which is ideal for domestic, commercial and light industrial environments.
  • Single pack.
  • Excellent resistance to erosion, mild chemical spillages and repeated washing.
  • Quicker completion times, thanks to quicker recoat times.

- See more at: http://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/servlet/ProductHandler?code=DDC10239#sthash.FLIlEF7F.d