Problem Solver - Melamine

Problem

Melamine is combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a very durable thermosetting plastic used in high pressure decorative laminates such as Formica, melamine dinnerware, laminate flooring, and dry erase boards.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Wash surface down with detergent or sugar soap

Brewers recommends:

If any mould or mildew is apparent, treat with a suitable fungicidal solution, rinse again with clean water and allow to dry.

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Fungicidal Wash 1L
    - A 1 litre concentrated multi surface treatment to prevent the growth of surface mould on timber and masonry

Make good any defective areas to match existing


Sand the surface using a fine wet and dry paper.

Brewers recommends:

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Once the surface is clean and all loose material has been removed, treat with a suitable primer and allow to dry.

Brewers recommends:

Apply a suitable undercoat

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Undercoat White 1L
    - Excellent covering power, finish for interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Perfect for new work and redecoration.

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable topcoat