Allow new concrete to cure for a minimum of 28 days. Sweep
away all loose dirt and debris. Remove any oil spots, grease or
spills and wash the floor with a suitable detergent or degreasing
solution and rinse. Then etch the floor using the Rust-Oleum
PREVIOUSLY COATED FLOORS: Make sure the floor is clean and
dry. Use a wire brush to remove any loose or peeling paint or stain.
If floor is sealed, the sealer will have to be removed by grinding
or shot blasting. To ensure proper adhesion, scuff sand the entire
surface. WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint,
you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD
DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE,
ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO
AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control
lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet
mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your
family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at
1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Mix thoroughly to re-disperse to ensure any settled pigment is
re-dispersed. Do not mix the color chips in with the coating.
Apply only when air, material, and surface temperatures are
between 60-85°F (15-29°C) and the surface temperature is
at least 5°F (3°C) above the dew point. The relative humidity
should not be greater than 85%. Stir thoroughly. Cut in the
perimeter of the floor along the wall, or other areas where a
roller cannot reach, using a brush or edger before beginning
roller application. Use a synthetic ½" nap roller cover on a 9"
roller frame to apply an even coat of EPOXYShield
Paint onto the surface. Limit the application to 4x4 foot
(1.2x1.2m) sections at a time. If decorative chips are used,
scatter the chips up and away from you so they land flat on
the wet paint, then continue on to the next section. Note: Fresh
paint can be applied over the loose chips lying outside the
previously painted area. Maintain a wet edge to prevent lap
marks and gloss differences. Make all final passes in the same
direction to help ensure uniform appearance. Only one coat
is necessary under most circumstances. Occasional touch-up
may be required in areas subject to heavy traffic.
Wash tools and equipment with warm water and a mild
detergent immediately after use. Properly dispose of all roller
covers and soiled rags