When it comes to knowing the details on how to paint concrete floors, Reepol brings its more than 30 years of experience to the process. We can tell you that even before the floor cleaning and surface preparation begins, decisions will have to be made.
The decision might be whether you need an anti slip floor paint or will anti slip tape suffice? Does the environment require damp proofing? How heavy duty and hardwearing does the concrete paint need to be? How much hole repair is going to be involved in the surface preparation? Is the concrete subjected to interior or exterior elements such as sunlight with its high UV propensity?
We can explain that the substrate must be clean and free of laitence – oil, grease or any residues that would impair adhesion. There are several ways that the substrate can be prepared such as acid etching, grinding, light mechanical scabbling, blasting and degreasing. The method used is determined by the amount of floor contamination.
An existing concrete floor can be painted successfully but it is essential to ensure that the surface is in good repair without any loose material. We recommend Reepare PR400 S.P. for repairing damaged areas. It is a self-priming epoxy patch repair kit that is applied before the coating.
When the surface is properly repaired and cleaned, Reeprime EWD300 can be applied as a primer and sealer. Being water dispersible, this epoxy primer and sealer is solvent free thus non-flammable. It is also a good choice for food preparation areas. In addition to its priming and sealing qualities, it is a two-part epoxy bonding system that allows a good solid fail-proof bond with Reepol CBP flooring products.
Reeprime EWD300 adheres to sound, dry or damp substrates of concrete, plaster, asbestos, wood, sand, or cement rendering. In some cases, EWD300 is thinned with water to guarantee maximum adhesion to the substrate.
Reepol’s Reecote EC and Reeflor EL range which are easy to apply to concrete flooring are offered in five shades of grey ranging from a very pale grey to a deep charcoal grey as well as in standard colours of black, white, beige, yellow, and several shades of blue, red and green. Beyond the standard colours, Reepol is also able to custom match corporate logos or special decorative colour scheme. Our coatings can be colour matched to any BS4800, RAL, or Pantone range.
In addition to the colour choices, Reepol offers a choice of finishes ranging from a quick drying high gloss finish to a quick drying low sheen concrete paint to a matt finish water dispersible epoxy coating such as Reecote EC015 AS. Another possibility is Reeflor EL005, which is a self smoothing epoxy flooring.
Painting concrete flawlessly begins with asking for our no obligation site survey. Once we know the range and application of your space, one of our specialists can advise you on the flooring solutions that best meet your needs. We have a nationwide professional network of flooring installation experts. For more information, contact Reepol on 01952 588575 and our experts can answer any questions you may have.
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