ULTRAFINISH is a fast curing two component water based polyurethane finish designed specifically for all wood floors subject to heavy wear.
ULTRAFINISH is ideal for use on wood block, strip and parquet flooring in schools, colleges, museums, shopping areas and all similar locations where floors are subject to heavy wear.
ULTRAFINISH offers the following benefits to the user/specifier:
- Duro-elastic ~ ensures excellent abrasion resistance and wear characteristics whilst giving excellent flexibility, which helps to minimise the risk of panellisation.
- Very low VOC
- Self-priming ~ does not require separate primer
- Fast drying ~ approximately 1 – 2 hours (subject to site conditions)
- UV Stable ~ will not yellow on exposure to sunlight
- Easy to apply ~ 2 components mix together easily and quickly
- Good surface adhesion ~ can be used to overcoat most floor finishes
- Excellent chemical resistance
- Available in Silk, Matt, Ultramatt, Sport (SILK) and Sport (MATT) finishes
- Both Sport finishes comply to BS7044 Part 4 (1991) under dry conditions
- Sport (MATT) finish conforms to BS EN 14904
IMPORTANT: Product should not be used in temperatures less than 10°C or where there is inadequate ventilation, the relative humidity must remain below 85% at all times.
Once mixed containers of Ultrafinish cannot be used after 3 hours as this will affect the product performance.
For application of ULTRAFINISH SPORT please see our ‘ULTRAFINISH SPORT APPLICATION GUIDE’ data sheet.
It is important that operatives are conversant with all procedures prior to commencing work.
Ensure adequate ventilation at all times throughout procedure.
Please note that grit grades are offered as a guide only and operatives must ensure that the grit grades are suitable for the particular job and that a sufficient ‘key’ is created to enable good adhesion of finish at any stage.
For best results, floors should sanded back to bare wood. Normally new or refurbished hard/soft wood floors should be final sanded with 120 grit sandpaper or 100grit sandscreen discs in order to obtain a smooth surface.
Filling of cracks or joints should be carried out prior to final sanding. Our Fillers are recommended for this purpose.
All dust and debris should then be removed by vacuum and ‘tack-rag’ method.
Please note: On refurbishment of floors potentially contaminated with traditional wax deposits, or reclaimed flooring with unknown history of previous applications, the sanded surface should be initially treated with 1 or 2 coats of our Barrier Seal prior to overcoating with Ultrafinish. The use of Barrier Seal will affect wood colour. Please contact our office, your representative or supplier for advice.
Previously finished or factory finished floors which are to be recoated should be thoroughly cleaned and suitably abraded to form a good ‘key’. Micro bevels must also be cleaned and abraded. Make dust free by vacuuming and ‘tack-rag’ method. Please note: It is recommended that trials are undertaken to determine the suitability of this finish on previously finished surfaces.
New floors should be final sanded using a suitable sandpaper or sandscreen disc (normal conditions 100-150grit) to ensure a smooth surface. Remove all fine dust and contaminants prior to application.
Mix resin and hardener, shake well and allow to stand for approximately 1 minute prior to application. Apply Ultrafinish evenly using a Padco Floor Coater, taking care to avoid puddles or ridges, which will detract from the overall appearance. It is suggested that a fresh applicator pad is used for each application of finish to avoid transference of partially cured material.
When 1st coat is dry (approx. 1 – 2 hours) apply subsequent coats or, if necessary remove raised grain using 150grit sandscreen disc and rotary buffing machine. This process should be carried out when thoroughly dry to avoid damage to the finish. When complete, remove all fine dust prior to application of further coats.
Ultrafinish is designed to cure quickly and if left longer than the recommended drying time between coats, it will be necessary to abrade the surface to ensure good inter-coat adhesion. Dependent on time scale and site conditions, the abrasion required will be a minimum 150grit sandscreen disc, as time goes on 100-120grit will be necessary with 60 grit needed after 24 hours.
When final coat has been applied the surface should be allowed to cure for 12 hours (subject to site conditions) prior to commencement of light traffic. The product will continue to cure for 72 hours.
Drying time: Approximately 1 – 2 hours at 20°C Room Temp/50% R.H.*
Curing time: 72 hours at 20°C/50% R.H.* (Will take light traffic after 12 hours dependant on temperature). Extreme care should be taken to avoid covering the surface, e.g. plastic sheeting, rugs, etc., as this will damage the curing process.
Coverage: For best results coverage should be 14m² per 1 litre. (70m per 5 litres) This coverage rate is offered as a guide only as surface porosity will vary.
Sheen level: SILK (mid sheen) MATT (low sheen) ULTRAMATT (flat matt) SPORT (mid sheen)
Finishing spec: Overcoating existing floors ** = 2 coats Overcoating sports floors** = 2 coats Sanded sports floors = 3 – 4 coats Heavy commercial areas = 4 coats
Pack size: 4.5 litre resin bottle + hardener (total 5 litres)
Pot life: Approximately 3 hours when mixed.
DO NOT USE AFTER THIS PERIOD
Shelf life: Unopened containers approximately 1 year from date of manufacture.
Storage; Store in cool dry place in temperatures above 10°C and below Handling: 40°C. Protect from frost.
DO NOT SPLIT CONTAINERS AS EXPOSURE TO AIR WILL DAMAGE HARDENER.
Health; For product health and safety information, please refer to our Material Safety: Safety Data Sheet.
Maintenance: When cured, the surface should be treated in accordance with our care and maintenance instructions, available upon request. Alternatively contact your local representative or supplier for advice.
* Please note that drying and curing times may be extended or reduced dependent on site conditions. Poor ventilation, low temperatures and high humidity will all affect product drying and curing times. This may, in some circumstances, affect the overall appearance if not properly addressed.
** Trial thoroughly before use to ensure compatibility and adhesion.
ULTRAFINISH SPORT APPLICATION GUIDE
IMPORTANT: Do not use in temperatures less than 10°C or where there is inadequate ventilation, the relative humidity must remain below 85% at all times.
Once mixed, containers of Ultrafinish Sport cannot be used after 3 hours.
In all cases ensure the floor is clean, dry and free from contaminants. (If any doubts exist with regard to previously coated surfaces, please contact our Technical Department on 07888 650151).
Step 1 - Surface preparation
Floors should be final sanded using a suitable sandpaper or sandscreen disc (normally 100-120grit) to ensure a smooth surface. Remove all fine dust and contaminants by vacuuming followed by tack-ragging.
Step 2 - First coat application
Mix resin and hardener by shaking together for at least one minute and allow to stand for about 1 minute prior to application.
Apply evenly using a Padco Floor Coater, taking care to avoid puddles or ridges.
Step 3 - Second coat
Allow 1st coat to dry overnight.
Abrade surface using new 100grit sandscreen disc and standard speed rotary buffing machine. When complete, remove all fine dust by vacuuming followed by tack-ragging prior to application of further coats.
PLEASE NOTE: The above process is the best method to remove raised grain and provide a sufficient key for further applications of seal.
Step 4 - Subsequent coats or painted lines application
- No painted lines – Each coat should be applied directly after the drying of the previous one (1 to 2 hours dependent on site conditions).
- Painted lines – Mix the Sport Floor marking paint thoroughly for at least one minute ensuring all parts of the containers are well blended, if this is not done the paint will not dry or cure. Apply the paint by brush or roller and allow to cure hard for a day. The lines should then be abraded using a new 150 grit disc and dust removed (see step 3 above) before the next coat of Ultrafinish is applied. All coats should be applied directly after the drying of the previous one (1 to 2 hours dependent on site conditions). If any coat is left to cure then it must be abraded and dust removed (see step 3 above) before the next coat is applied.
When final coat has been applied the surface should be allowed to cure for at least 12 hours (subject to site conditions) prior to commencement of light traffic. The product will continue to cure for 72 hours. Do not cover the surface during this time.
NOTE: Sandscreen discs should be changed regularly to ensure consistant abrasion (Guide 50-75 m2). Always check screen disc to avoid ‘clogging’.
MAINTENANCE: Specific maintenance instructions for the site are available upon request.
HEALTH & SAFETY: All work should be risk assessed prior to being carried out. For product health and safety information, please refer to our Material Health & Safety Data Sheet.
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