Whether and how a concrete floor needs to be painted depends upon the health and safety requirements of the industry. Sometimes simply sealing a concrete floor may be sufficient but typically concrete floors need to have a suitable coating. A sealer is not likely to have the durability or attractiveness to meet the end user’s satisfaction. Therefore, a floor paint is necessary.download movie The Man Who Knew Infinity 2016
The choice of flooring can range from a custom design with colour matched paint to a simple epoxy resin floor covering. Reepol continuously carry out research and development on flooring systems for any possible eventuality and can meet any need from the most basic to the most stringent. Of course, Reepol paints can be colour matched to the entire range of Pantone, RAL and BS4800 colours.
Suggested choices for floor paints for concrete are Reecote EC014, Reecote EC015, Reecote EC017, and Reecote EC019. Before applying any of these paints, take a good look at the concrete surfaces to which they are to be applied. If it is new concrete, it is a good idea to ensure that it is properly sealed. Even if it is an existing concrete floor and all the repairs have been carried out, it can benefit from a good sealer. The concrete should be clean, free from laitence, oil, grease, or water. This is essential in order to ensure proper adhesion. All loose material has to be removed.
Reeprime EWD300 is Reepol’s water dispersable epoxy primer and sealer. If you are working with a new concrete floor, it should be 28 days old at the very least. The thing to look for is a moisture content of under 6%. Reeprime EWD300 is a solvent-free, two-part epoxy bonding and sealing system. EWD300 is a bonding agent that creates a fail-proof adhesion to concrete for our range of paints. Just as a side note, Reeprime is not just for concrete. It also works on plaster, asbestos, wood, sand, and cement rendering.
Once the combined primer and sealer has been applied, the concrete is ready for installation of the coating. Reecote EC014, Reecote EC015, Reecote EC017, and Reecote EC019 can cover any need. Whether you want a solvent-based paint (Reecote ECO14) or a solvent-free paint (EC015, EC017, or EC019), a matt finish (EC015 and EC017) or a silk gloss finish (EC019), you have the choice.
There are other factors such as non-slip, anti-static, and/or abrasion and chemical resistant paint. In some cases, safety regulations make some of these choices compulsory and in other cases, it’s a personal preference. One of the features of epoxy resin paint is that advanced technology allows for modification to meet any required or desired solution. Reepol have the ability to modify any of our floor paints to meet any conditions.
Once the concrete is prepared, the base coat can be applied by brush or roller. A second coat must be applied within 24 hours of the first coat usually as soon as the coat is touch dry. If the concrete is particularly porous, a third coat might be necessary.
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