Flortex Professional

Flortex Professional
A medium duty concrete floor paint perfect for a pristine finish. This popular concrete floor paint is designed for environments needing easy maintenance, hygienic flooring and a long-lasting solution.
  • Medium duty, high build concrete floor paint
  • Long lasting 100% solids – high build epoxy formulation
  • Virtually solvent free
  • Abrasion, chemical and impact resistance
  • Suitable for the light duty forklift traffic
  • High gloss, hygienic, impervious easy clean finish

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Our best seller, Flortex Professional is a medium duty two part 100% solids epoxy concrete floor paint incorporating quality high build fillers, providing a totally impervious coloured gloss finish.



Use on: Old & new concrete and polymer modified cementitious screeds
Use where: Internal
Typical industries: Widely used in warehouses, factories, showrooms, workshops, aircraft hangars and railway depots. It is ideal for use in medical, animal or food environments
Approximate coverage: 15 kg unit - 30- 50m2 depending on profile, porosity and build required
Special features: Medium duty, chemical resistant, impact resistant, abrasion resistant, easily applied by roller, virtually solvent-free, easy clean impervious finish


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Specifications

Specification

Pot life:25 mins @ 20oC
Application temperature:10oC - 25oC
Cure time: Re-coat 16-36 hours @ 20oC
Light wheeled traffic - 24 hours
Full chemical resistance - 7 days
Number of parts supplied:2
Priming required:Prime surfaces with Polycote WD, ZP, DPM, OT or EP Primer

Please consult the technical data sheet for full technical product data.

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Application

Application

Preparation:
Thorough substrate preparation is essential.
Recommended methods are:
Powerfloated concrete – use a Vacuum Assisted Shotblaster to remove weak laitance and provide a surface key for the coating. If this is not possible, chemically etch with Polycote Etch IT then rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
Loose paint or rust – remove, using a Vacuum Assisted Shotblaster, Floor Grinder or equivalent method.
Loose or friable concrete – use a Vacuum Assisted Shot blaster. If this is not possible, chemically clean with Polycote Etch IT then rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
Oil or grease – use Hot Compressed Air for large areas of contamination. Smaller, isolated deposits may be chemically cleaned with Polycote Degrease IT, then rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry.
Prior to application of Flortex® Professional a suitable Polycote primer should be applied, depending on the type and condition of the surface.
Please contact Polycote technical helpline, and prepare the surface in accordance with the appropriate primer data sheet.

Mixing:
Having fully prepared the substrate, stir the individual components before mixing together. As pigment may 'sink', ensure that the mixing is very thorough and from the bottom of the container. Add Part 'B' to Part 'A' and thoroughly mix for at least 3 minutes. For best results use a heavy duty slow speed drill with a mixing paddle.
Ensure thorough mixing as an unmixed product will result in a poor or non-cure situation.

Application:
Flortex® Professional may be applied by brush, roller or squeegee, depending on the film thickness required.
It is normally applied at a rate of 0.3kg to 0.5kg per 1m2 using a roller or squeegee. When the quantity of resin used exceeds 0.5kg/m2, air bubbles may become trapped within the coating. These are removed using a Polycote Spiked Roller. This must be carried out immediately after application of the resin before curing takes place. Spiked shoes should be worn to avoid disturbing the wet coating.
To achieve a HIGH BUILD or TEXTURED finish – having applied the resin at a rate of 0.5kg to 1.0kg/m2, then gradually sprinkle Kiln Dried Aggregate onto the WET resin at a rate of 2-3kg/m2. The quantity of aggregate required will depend on the thickness of the initial coating. If a textured surface is required, all 'wet spots' must be re-covered with aggregate. Please note: spiked rolling is unnecessary for the first coat when using aggregate. Allow first coat to fully cure (preferably 24 hours) before removing all excess aggregate. A final coat of Flortex® Professional should then be applied using a roller or squeegee. The thickness of this coat may be varied depending on the finish required.

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Product Questions

I have an oily floor, can I use this product?
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Question by: Abraham Nickson on 20 May 2015 16:04:00
Flortex Professional is a superb product for this situation and we often get asked this question. The floor will need to be primed with OT Primer prior to application of the Flortex Professional to seal and lock the surface.
Answer by: Tom Britchford (Admin) on 20 May 2015 16:06:00
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