Slip Resistant Floor Coating Application

SlipShield®, an advanced polymer, is installed by professional flooring applicators. SlipShield® has a low, slightly medicinal odor during application. Areas sealed with SlipShield® can be returned to light to moderate pedestrian traffic service in 24-48 hours at 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Auditing the Finished Floor for Coefficient of Friction

SlipShield® applied as a safety flooring system should be audited to ensure it meets the slip-resistant requirements of the area and conditions for which it is being applied.

Dry areas should be tested to ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 test method for measuring wet static coefficient of friction.

Wet areas, or areas where wet conditions occur should be tested to the ANSI/NFSI B101.3 -2012 test method for measuring wet dynamic coefficient of friction.

 

Maintenance

SlipShield® can be cleaned and maintained with water and mild non-abrasive detergent cleaning. To optimize and maintain its slip-resistant properties SlipShield® should NOT be waxed, abraded, polished or burnished.

 

Application Instructions

SlipShield® slip resistant floor sealer may be applied over appropriately prepared concrete, ceramic tile, polished stone, wood flooring, tightly adherent coatings as well as steel and galvanized decking. SlipShield® is available in Clear, Fleet White, Titanium Gray, Shadow Beige, Desert Brown, and standard safety colors.

Flooring installation professionals are best equipped to install SlipShield®. Good painting practices require that before applying the coating, a test or mock-up be installed to confirm adhesion, compatibility, appearance and ensure the suitability of the product for its intended use including measuring the coefficient of friction before and after applying the mock-up to verify and approve the adequacy of the product for the specific application.  Coating performance is proportional to the degree of surface preparation performed prior to application. All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free of oil, grease, wax, dirt, salt deposits or other contamination.

If extra slip resistance is needed due to water, splash, and spill, steep ramps, stairs or other contaminates, Precision’s specialized aggregate, SlipShield® Aggregate can be added to SlipShield® to further increase slip resistance on the interior and exterior surfaces. The addition of our unique aggregate in SlipShield® provides improved slip resistance with minimal aesthetic impact on tile, polished stone, polished concrete, and coated floors.

 

Surface Preparation

Concrete – Surface must be cured, clean, dry and free of contamination such as concrete form release by-products and oil. Water vapor pressure in concrete shall not exceed 4 lbs. per 1,000 square feet.  Shot blast or grind to remove laitance and achieve a 70-80 mesh profile appearance per SSPC – SP13. NACE 6 Surface Preparation of Concrete.

Ceramic Tile – Tile surface and grout must be clean and dry. All wax, grease, silicone sealants, dirt and other contaminates must be removed from the surface.

Polished Stone Flooring – Stone surface and grout must be clean and dry.  All wax, grease, silicone sealants, dirt and other contaminates must be removed from the surface.

Steel – Clean the surface of all foreign material SSPC-SP1 and SSPC-SP2 or SSPC-SP3, SSPC-SP6 or SSPC-SP7. Substrate must be clean, dry and free of any contaminates prior to application. For primed substrates, follow the surface preparation instructions and recoat times for the specific primer used.

Galvanized Steel – Preparation shall meet ASTM D6386 –10.  Remove all contaminants per SSPC-SP1, check for the presence of chromates or other passivation treatments per SSPC-SP16. If passivation treatment exists, brush-off blast cleaning per SSPC-SP16 is required.  Complete removal of chromates or other passivating treatments must be confirmed by testing (SSPC-SP16 or ASTM B 201) prior to coating application.

New and Existing Coated Surfaces – Physically abrade existing coated surfaces thoroughly and completely with 80-120 grit, or equivalent, abrasive paper or scuff pad.  Substrate must be clean, dry and free of any contaminates prior to application of the Precision SlipShield®. For primed substrates, follow the surface preparation instructions and recoat times for the specific primer used.

 

Instructions: Mix Ratio

Stir SlipShield® Part A thoroughly prior to mixing SlipShield® Part A with SlipShield® Cure. Thoroughly mix Part A and Part B together to ensure a uniform mixture of the two parts. Mix 4 parts SlipShield® Part A with 1 part SlipShield® Cure. Additional reduction is not necessary.

 

SlipShield® Application No Aggregate

SlipShield® is designed for application by professional coating applicators only.  Precision SlipShield® is commonly applied by floor coating application pad, roller or brush.  Utilize a 3/16” or 3/8” nap phenolic core roller. Application can also be done by spray. Recommended film thickness is 3.0 to 5.0 mils DFT. Air and surface temperature must be above 50 degrees F and no more than 95 degrees Fahrenheit during application. Surface temperatures must be at least 5 degrees F (3 degrees C) above the dew point for application. Relative humidity below 40% will extend the dry times.

 

Application Equipment

Roller – 3/16” to 3/8” inch nap, phenolic core

Brush – natural bristle

Floor Coating Applicator Pad – Lambskin

 

SlipShield® Aggregate Application

Mix 4 parts by volume of SlipShield® Resin (Part A) with 1 part by volume SlipShield® Cure (Part B). While continually stirring, add SlipShield® Aggregate at the desired rate up to 8 oz. per mixed gallon.  The product may float at first, but once it has wet out, it will mix well. Application of SlipShield® with aggregate is recommended by 3/16” to 3/8” nap phenolic core roller.

Occasionally stir during application to ensure that the aggregate remains well suspended in the coating. To ensure that SlipShield® Aggregate is uniformly distributed across the surface, do not allow the aggregate to heavily accumulate on the roller prior to application.  Prior to application, rolling the roller cover several times on the slanted portion a roller tray, bucket grid or cardboard panel after loading the roller with material has been demonstrated to aid in producing a uniform distribution of the aggregate on the substrate. Do not over roll the material once applied to allow the material to flow out uniformly.

Due to the wide variety of substrates, application methods and environmental conditions, it is important to test (apply mock-up) the product in an inconspicuous spot to confirm adhesion, compatibility and appearance prior to commencing the project and application.

 

Dry Times

Dry times @ 70˚F (21˚C) and 50% RH Tack Free   4 hours

Dry Time 24 hours light traffic / 48 hours full traffic

Recoat  Clean surface and abrade with 180 grit abrasive paper prior to recoating,

 

Clean Up

Follow local, state and federal regulations. Clean all application equipment including spray equipment immediately after use. Acetone may be used to clean application equipment. PCI’s 17000 Gun Cleaner is a VOC exempt cleaner and may be used for cleaning application equipment used to apply the Precision SlipShield® system. Refer to Safety Data Sheet for proper handling of products listed in this bulletin.

 

SlipShield® Maintenance

SlipShield® can be cleaned and maintained with water and mild non-abrasive detergent cleaning. In order to optimize and maintain its slip-resistant properties, Precision SlipShield® should NOT be waxed. Facility owners and operators using SlipShield® are fully responsible for developing a daily maintenance plan and establishing a walkway audit schedule of the floors coated with SlipShield®.

 

Limitations

For professional use only. Not intended for residential use. Air and surface temperature must be above 50° Fahrenheit and no more than 95° Fahrenheit during application. In areas with limited or no exposure to natural night, SlipShield may amber in color. This coating is not recommended for immersion service and should not be applied to unstable substrates.

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