14 Hrs Min. Maximum unlimited (after preparation)
2 pack product. Thinner: Water
*At 50 microns DFT (loss factors will apply in practice)
Correct preparation is vital to ensure you obtain the full benefit from Bradite Floor Paints.
- Ensure that new concrete or screeded surfaces have fully dried out. This can be tested by taping a piece of polythene or laying a rubber mat onto the surface, leaving it overnight and seeing if the surface has sweated by the following morning. If it is noticeably darker under the polythene or rubber mat, then the floor is still drying out and must not be painted.
- Ensure that the substrate is thoroughly clean. Scrape off loose and flaking material and degrease using Bradite TD39 diluted with 9 parts clean water and a scrubbing action. Rinse with clean water.
- New power floated and smooth floors should be primed using Bradite ES40 Floor Primer or etched using Bradite TA37 Pre-Treatment for Concrete, then washed with fresh water and allowed to dry. Etching may need to be repeated until all laitance (loose cemeticious material) has been removed and the surface has a rough, grainy profile.
- To test concrete or screed floors are suitably prepared for painting, water dropped on the floor should soak in to give a dark patch, not droplets on the surface.
- For larger areas Vacuum Blast Cleaning or Scarifying may be more appropriate methods of surface preparation. Wooden floors should be clean and sanded to a smooth finish.
- Existing coatings should be checked for compatibility. They must be clean, sound, well adhered, well feathered and well abraded.
- All surfaces must be dry and dust free before coating.
- A number of Bradite floor coatings are suitable for external use. When painting external concrete it is important to check that the surface is above the water table and/or an intact DPM barrier is present.
- When using floor paints please ensure that the finished floor is safe against slips in all likely conditions.
Correct preparation is vital to ensure you obtain the full benefit from Bradite Metal Paints.
New and unpainted steel
- High pressure water cleaning to remove all loose salts and other contaminants.
- Degrease using BRADITE TD39, with scrubbing plus high pressure water cleaning to remove any oil contamination not removed by high pressure cleaning alone, rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
- Mechanically or manually prepared steel to a clean metallic finish, SIS-St 3 minimum.
- Substrate to be dry, clean and free of contamination and dust free prior to coating.
- Jet wash to remove all loose and flaking paint, salts and other contaminants.
- Degrease using Bradite TD39 diluted with up to 9 parts of warm water and scrubbing to remove any oil contamination not removed with jet washing alone. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
- Existing coatings should be well adhered with all edges tight and well feathered.
- Bare or rusted steel should be manually or mechanically abraded to a clean metallic finish (SIS-St 3).
- Substrate should be clean, dust free and dry before application.
- Spot prime with correct primer.
- Galvanised steel, aluminium and other non-ferrous metals should be roughened or lightly abraded.
- New bright galvanised steel should be degreased and treated with Bradite TM38 pre-treatment for galvanised steel.