Carbotread is a hard wearing floor paint for use on mature concrete, wood and metal. It provides a tough, durable finish for internal use. Carbotread polyurethane floor paint gives a protective, decorative finish to floors. Because it is visually appealing and easy to clean, it often used in garages. We also supply it for use workshops and factory floors.
A more hard wearing surface can be achieved with two coats. An anti slip textured option is also available for non-slip coating. Carbotread is quick and easy to apply. It has good application and flow properties enabling brush, roller or spray application.
Suitable for foot traffic after 24 hours and heavier traffic after 72 hours.
If you want to read more information about painting a floor, check out our Blog here. If you run a business or simply want to know more, check out the HSE guide to Flooring: Slips & Trips.
Colours Available: Floor Paint Standard Colours. Ral, Bs 381C, Bs4800,
Pack Sizes: 2.5 Litre, 5 Litre, 20 Litre, 205 Litre.
Coverage / Drying Times:
Surface Dry: 3 hours
Overcoat: after 24 hours
Keep coated areas dry for a minimum of 24 hours following application.
Please note, drying times will be extended at low temperatures. Do not apply when ambient temperature falls below 10ºC
Theoretical Coverage: 12 – 14m² per litre.
(Coverage rate can be affected by such variables as type and condition of substrate, type of application equipment and individual method of application.)
Surface Preparation –
Do not apply to newly laid concrete. Surfaces to be coated should be at least 4 weeks old and have a moisture content of less than 8%. They should also be free from any contaminants or surface laitance (a weak dusty layer on concrete). Traces of grease or oil can be removed using Palatine M.P Thinners.
Very smooth concrete or concrete with surface laitance should be treated with Concrete etching fluid to ensure good adhesion. Treated areas should be thoroughly washed down and allowed to dry before coating.
Floor paints typically have poor adhesion to power floated concrete. Power floated floors must be either blast
treated or chemically etched prior to the use of Carbotread Floor Paint.
Painted Surfaces & Asphalt
Smooth & previously painted surfaces should be thoroughly abraded by sanding to improve adhesion and to remove any weak or loose material. It is advisable to test the coating on a small area first to check compatibility with previous coatings and adhesion. New asphalt should be sand rubbed when laid.
Surface Preparation – Wooden Floors
Sand down the surface where necessary to remove any existing coatings and loose material. Remove all dust and ensure surfaces are clean and dry before application of the coating. Seal any knots with a clear knotting solution.
Mixing Mix thoroughly for approx. 2 mins using a wide bladed stirrer. A wooden batten at least 25mm wide is ideal.
For anti-slip surfaces ensure the Texturing agent is evenly dispersed throughout the mix.
Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 15°C), dry conditions with a good through draught.
Apply using a brush and/or long pile, double arm roller.
On bare concrete floors it is recommended that the first coat be diluted with up to 20% White Spirit by volume prior to application. This will help seal the concrete surface. Once dried, a second coat can be applied at full strength.
On previously painted floors it is recommended that two thin coats be applied rather than one thick coat. This will prolong the life and performance of the coating. For wooden flooring allow to dry thoroughly before applying a second coat, if required.
Thinning and Cleaning: Use Palatine White Spirit.
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