prepare the surface in the most effective way for the condition of the floor.
If the floor is well-finished but soiled a bit, you can probably use a single disk method or autoscrubber. If there is heavy build-up or extensive peeling, sanding might be necessary. Not sure? Consult with us before moving forward.
To avoid finishing errors, follow best practices such as providing adequate ventilation and drying time between coats.
Here are other mistakes which can be avoided :
Mix the finish well and
match sanding sequences.
If you final screened the floor with a different grit than what you used for hand-sanding the perimeter, the gloss level will be different around the perimeter, most apparent when the lighting reflects from the surface.
Varied Gloss Levels:
Keep the thickness of the finish application consistent.
This can happen if you try to stretch the remaining amount of finish towards the end of the application and put more pressure on the applicator.
Refrain from “wringing” out the applicator;
the excess off instead.
Don’t apply finish in direct sunlight.
Cover windows, if necessary.
Blisters are caused when direct sunlight heats the area and causes the finish to skin-over before the solvents in the finish are able to escape.
Peeling can be caused by a number of factors:
lean all the room’s surfaces
prior to finishing the floor, including walls and light fixtures. Line the bucket with a trash liner. Make sure floor is thoroughly rinsed with neutralizing solution.
If using a different finish for a topcoat, make sure you check with us or the manufacturer to
make sure the two finishes are compatible.
. Hot Coat Timing.
check the manufacturer instructions regarding the time period for hot coating.
If you miss that time window and apply another coat, it can result in peeling.
Some factory-finished flooring cannot be recoated
, so make sure you double check regarding your flooring.