These instructions are not intended to show product recommendations for specific service. They are issued as an aid in determining correct surface preparation, mixing instructions and application procedure. These instructions should be followed closely to obtain the maximum result from the products.
Area Preparation: Be sure to mask or cover all areas that are not intended to prepared with Smith’s Green Cleaner.
Surface Preparation: The surface preparation phase of “Staining a Concrete Floor” should be viewed as the most important. Proper floor preparation results in the product’s longevity, minimizes potential failures and creates the best environment for an aesthetically pleasing work of art. In short, the more detail and time allotted to this phase of the project will dramatically affect the appearance and durability of the finished floor.
1) Remove paint, adhesives and loose particulates from the intended application surface.
2) Liberally apply Smith’s Green Clean to a 20 x 20 feet section of the substrate with ½ inch nap roller cover.
3) Allow the gel to remain on the substrate for 20 minutes.
4) For exterior application, utilize a 12,000 work units* pressure washer in conjunction with a 0 degree rotating nozzle to remove the Smith’s Green Clean with overlapping line patterns. For interior surface preparation, agitate Smith’s Green Clean utilizing a floor buffer (small area) or an auto-scrubber (large area) equipped with brush attachments while rinsing with clean water. Extract material utilizing a wet/dry vacuum or by lowering the squeegee uptake bar on the auto-scrubber. Continue to flush and agitate the substrate until the rinse water is clear.
5) Allow surface to dry.
6) Perform a “Tape Test”.
* Work Units = Gallons per Minute x PSI
Note: If additional profile is desired, reapply Smith’s Green Clean following the previous directions.
Tape Test A tape test will help determine the effectiveness of the cleaning process. After the floor has been thoroughly scrubbed, rinsed and allowed to dry; apply several 1 foot strips of high quality 2” clear packaging tape to various locations on the floor. Aggressively press the tape onto the floor with the heel of your hand. Fold one end of the tape into itself and pull it off of the floor as vigorously as possible. Examine the adhesive layer in a bright light looking for residue that was pulled from the floor. Little to no dust or other foreign particles should be visible. Areas with visible foreign material need to be rinsed again until the surface is free of these contaminants.
Dilution: Do not dilute Smith’s Green Clean. The product’s viscosity (thickness) enables optimal results for this cleaning process. Warning: Applying a thin coat of Smith’s Green Clean will not achieve proper surface preparation, rather will result in the Green Clean drying on the surface creating a potential bond breaker.
Note: Lower temperature will result in a longer time period for Smith’s Green Clean to achieve the proper surface profile.
As supplied, Smith’s GreenClean is applied via ½ – ¾ inch nap cover on a roller cage.
Clean Up: Immediately clean-up work area and tools with water
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