- Application Methods
- Airless Spray, Brush, Roller
- Up to 13sq/m per litre
- VOC level
- Not Recommended
- Touch dry
- 1-4 hours
- 12-24 hours
- Brush cleaner or White spirit
Bradite paints and coatings meet the highest quality and performance standards in the most demanding environments. To obtain satisfactory results you should ensure you know the best way to use the product. Free advice is available upon request from Bradite Paints and its distributors. General advice given below does not constitute a specification.
Ensure that the new concrete or screeded surfaces have fully dried out. This can be tested by taping a piece of polythene or laying a rubber mat onto the surface, leaving it overnight and seeing if it has 'sweated' by the following morning. If it is noticeably darker under the polythene or rubber mat, then the floor is still drying out and must not be painted. Ensure that the substrate is thoroughly clean. Degrease using Bradite TD39 Industrial Degreaser then wash with fresh water and allow to dry.
New and hard, smooth power floated floors should be etched using Bradite TA37 Pre-Treatment for Concrete then washed with fresh water and allowed to dry. This procedure may need to be repeated until all laitance (loose cementicious material) has been removed and the surface has a rough, grainy profile. To test that new and old concrete or screed floors are suitably prepared for painting, water dropped on the floor should soak in to give a dark patch, not droplets on the surface. For larger areas Vacuum Blast Cleaning or Scarifying may be more appropriate methods of surface preparation. Wooden floors should be sanded smooth. Existing coatings (if in evidence) must be clean, sound, well adhered, well feathered and well abraded. All surfaces must be dry and dust free before coating.
- By brush or roller, on concrete and wooden floors
- Thin the first coat of Bradite DP5 Polyurethane Floor Paint 15% with white spirit. The purpose of thinning the first coat is to allow it to penetrate the prepared porous substrate and promote adhesion.
- Apply one or two further full coats as required. (Two further coats would usually be recommended on bare concrete or wood).
- Bradite DP5 Polyurethane Floor Paint will be touch dry in 2 hours at 20°C, but a minimum of 16 hours should be allowed before over coating.
- The finished floor can be subjected to light traffic after 48 hours, but will take 7 days to full hardness.
- The theoretical (maximum) spreading rate is 10-12 square metres per litre per coat. Loss factors will apply in practice.
- Tools should be cleaned with white spirit after use.
- The end user and applicator must ensure that the finished floor is safe against slips in all likely usage conditions.