Tips for Applying Ultra Durable Floor Finish

Our Smartgard is an ultra durable floor finish designed for use on concrete floors as well as granite, ceramic, terrazzo, and quarry tile. Dirt and stain resistant, this floor finish offers the benefit of being easily cleaned with just a dusting and wet mopping. Additionally, this product provides superior sheen with absolutely zero VOC, and it is non-flammable, non-combustible, and non-corrosive. During the application and curing process, it offers very low odor, making it ideal for situations in which odor may be a concern.

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When applied correctly, this durable floor finish delivers a continuous protection and beautiful high-gloss surface. It's actually quite easy to install, but there are a few things you need to know about applying Smartgard in order to achieve the best results.

Preparing to Apply Smartgard Ultra Durable Floor Finish

Prior to applying the Smartgard ultra durable floor finish, it's important for the floor to be completely stripped of any previous finishes, or it may be deep scrubbed and cleaned. The goal is to remove any debris and dirt. Next, the floor should be rinsed with water until there is no residue left remaining. It is vital that the floor is allowed to dry thoroughly. Do not attempt to move on to the next step until the floor is completely dry.

Next, apply two to three even coats of the Smartgard finish. Take note that the finish should not be applied by pouring it directly onto the surface. Instead, a plastic roller pan should be used along with a lamb's wool or synthetic fiber applicator. Allow a minimum of 1 hour to 90 minutes between each coat of the floor finish. The amount of time to wait between coats depends on environmental conditions. No more than four coats should be applied within a 24-hour period.

Inadequate drying time between coats or heavy coats could result in dirt retention or increased stickiness. After a 24-hour period, you may apply another three to four coats, if you desire to do so. Smartgard should always be allowed to cure for at least 36 hours after applying prior to burnishing and may need to be allowed up to 48 hours to cure before burnishing. Full hardness of the product is achieved within three to four days. If you plan to burnish immediately, you will need to dilute Smartgard with water at a 1:2 ratio.

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