The best time to apply an additional coat is as soon as the underlying coat is tack free – that is when you can walk on it without leaving an impression, or at the absolute latest within 24 hours after the underlying coat was applied. However sometimes it’s not possible to over coat within that time frame.
On areas where any Wolverine Coatings product has cured for more than 24 hours you’ll need to take an extra step before applying the next layer of coating. ,When you’re ready to apply the fresh coat of BondTite 1101, LiquaTile 1184, or EnduraShield 2254, follow these steps:
- Scuff up area to be coated with a non-detergent green ScotchBrite scouring pad. Don’t be afraid to put some muscle into the scouring. You may or may not see visible signs of the scuffing.
- If the area is large, you can use a floor polisher with an abrasive pad of similar roughness to the ScotchBrite pad. Floor polishers are available at most rental yard, some big box hardware stores, even some grocery stores.
- Clean the area with water and clean cloth. If the area is particularly dirty (from construction, or whatever), or if it has uncoated DecoFlakes, after you’ve scuffed the floor wash it with a mild detergent, then rinse. Allow area to dry.
- Right before re-coating wipe the area with denatured alcohol using a lint-free clean cloth.
- After the alcohol has evaporated (shouldn’t take more than a few minutes) apply the freshly mixed coating. Be sure to read and follow all package instructions and warnings.
Note that these procedures are only if you need to apply a Wolverine Coatings Corporation product over another existing Wolverine Coatings product that’s in good shape and well adhered to underlying coatings or substrate. If the existing coating is from another manufacturer, or not adhering well, different procedures may be necessary. DecoFlakes may discolor or color bleed on surrounding area.