Application of Timber Floor Coatings During Winter

Application of Timber Floor Coatings During Winter from POLACO ®™ Craftsmanship Floors

By: POLACO ®™ Craftsmanship Floors  16-Jun-2011
Keywords: Timber Floor Coating

   Application of Timber Floor Coatings During Winter  
Floor coatings have been designed so they may be used anywhere in Australia throughout the year. However, due to the variety of climatic conditions between regions and the seasonal changes, if these coatings are applied during the winter months some precautions may be necessary.   Drying of ALL Coatings products is influenced by: ·          
Temperature ·        
  Humidity ·         
 Airflow ·         
 Film Thickness  
A significant drop of the application temperature slows down the drying and curing process of the applied Polyurethane coating. The temperature during winter is often below 12°C especially in the morning and late afternoon. Note: temperature on a floor can be significantly lower than the surrounding air temperature and the temperature of the coating material stored in a van overnight can be extremely low.   The following problems can be caused if the material is applied at low temperature: • Drying and curing is affected. Tack free time and recoat time is longer compared with normal conditions, it may take up to 24 hours or even longer under extreme conditions • A slower drying time may also effect the dust attraction. The longer the applied coating stays tacky the more chance for dust and dirt from the surroundings to settle on the floor  

Keywords: Timber Floor Coating

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