Floor Paint is a tough, durable, high opacity solvent-borne floor coating. Suitable for use on concrete, masonry, wood, suitably primed metals and many other surfaces. Recommended for floors carrying foot and light wheeled traffic. It protects, decorates and helps prevent dusting. It is easily applied by brush or roller, and is available in a range in 6 popular colours.
Ensure all areas are clean, sound, dry and free from all dust, dirt, loose and flaking material, and general surface contamination. All oils, grease and other contaminants, etc. should be removed with a suitable degreasing solution and/or steam cleaning. New concrete must be fully through-dry (a rule-of-thumb guide is to allow 1 month of drying time for every inch of concrete laid - For example 6 months for 6 inches of concrete). Etch or mechanically abrade any hard smooth, chemically treated or power floated concrete floors, and remove any surface laitance (soft under-bound surface layer). Timber surfaces should be thoroughly sanded and vacuumed.
Bare or New Substrates: Apply 1 coat Floor Paint thinned by 10-20% with clean white spirit, when dry apply 1 or 2 coats of unthinned Floor Paint.
Previously painted substrates (sound): Existing coatings must be sound, firmly adhered and suitable for coating (apply a test area if unsure). Wash, degrease and thoroughly abrade to roughen existing surfaces and remove sheen. Apply 2 coats of Floor Paint.
The slip-resistance of our standard Floor Paint can be enhanced by applying our Fine or Medium Grade Anti-Slip Aggregate. Scatter evenly onto the wet first coat as you apply the coating area by area. This should be allowed to dry, then loose particles brushed away before applying the second coat to encapsulate the Aggregate. Alternatively you can add approximately 1/2 - 3/4 of a mug of aggregate to 5 litres of floor paint, and mix in well to evenly disperse the aggregate throughout the paint before application.
Theoretical coverage 10 square meters per litre. Practical coverage approximately 8 square meters per litre, this may vary depending on the porosity and profile of the substrate. Only apply by brush or short/medium pile roller. Drying time approximately 16 hours. Recoatable within approximately 8 hours minimum and 7 days maximum. These times are based on a temperature of 20°C, normal relative humidity and good drying conditions. Do not apply if temperatures are below 10°C, especially in areas of low ventilation.
Available in Grey (A mid grey which is our most popular colour), Red, Black, Green, Blue (18E53) and Light Grey (00A05) in 5.0 Litre tins only.
Note: Floor Paint cannot be used on Asphalt, PVC or Thermoplastic Tiles.