Applying concrete floor paint can help keep the concrete floor to look down again, increasing the facility’s image and protect the safety of occupants and visitors. But there are many options on the concrete floor coatings market, workers must inspect the condition of the application carefully because there are many factors that influence the selection of concrete floor coatings.
Typical considerations for concrete floor paint is outside or inside the application? Concrete is porous, tightly troweled or exposed aggregate? Horizontal or vertical is skin? This application will ever resistance against slips, oil, grease, acids, ultraviolet radiation, or salt de-icing?
For new concrete, the treatment period of 30 days in the treatment of concrete coating will help build strength. When it is dry, workers can sweep, wash pressure – 2000 psi using a unit with a fan tip – or rubbing the surface with a rotary walk behind scrubber and detergent, and rinse twice.
Acid wash with one part muriatic five parts water can help remove oil stains or improve the appearance of exposed aggregates. Workers can neutralize the acid wash rinse with a mixture of 1 pound of baking soda to 5 gallons of water. They need to rinse two times or until the rinse water clean, wipe Rinse with water with a squeegee or wet vacuum to prevent efflorescence.
For sealing, the crew can use airless sprayer, roller, or lambs-wool applicator. The level of applications for products sealer sealer using sheep’s wool is 800-1,000 square feet per gallon, or from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet per gallon for the next coat or maintenance.
Crews may need to apply two coats of previously untreated concrete, apply a second coat when the first is tack-free – after about 2-24 hours, depending on the heat and humidity. The best conditions for the work of dry, stuffy turned into 50-90 degrees. Complete drying takes 12-24 hours.