Procedure When Preparing to Paint Metal and Wood
The best performance from any floor paint is only achieved if the surface to be painted is correctly prepared.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Always thoroughly stir any coating prior to use (1 to 3 mins). Always apply the product to the recommended thickness using the coverage guide, failure to do this will result in the drying time being extended and the performance of the product may be affected. The full hardness of most floor coatings is achieved over 5-7 days.
Metal Unpainted: Thoroughly degrease and clean the surface. Prime with an appropriate metal primer, ensuring compatibility with the slected floor coating, which should then be applied once the primer is dry.
Metal Previously Painted: Thouroughly degrease and clean the surface, then apply a compatible primer. Test the existing paint for compatibility with the selected Coo-Var product. If there is incompatibility (e.g. reaction such as blistering of the old paint etc.) then either coat with a suitable barrier coat or preferably remove all the old paint. Re-paint as with unpainted metal surfaces instructions. Proceed as shown in the coating directions.
Wood Unpainted: Thoroughly clean the surface and coat with a wood primer which is compatible with the selected Coo-Var floor coating. Proceed as shown in the directions.
Wood Previously Painted: Thoroughly clean the surface and spot prime any exposed wood with a suitable wood primer. Test the existing paint for compatibility with the
selected Coo-Var floor coating. If there is incompatibility (e.g. reaction such as blistering of the old paint etc.) then either coat with a suitable barrier coat or preferably remove all the old paint. Take care with raised wood grain which is prone to resist wear and form hollows.
Ensure good ventilation and brush or roller out the correct film thickness. Take exceptional care to achieve this, especially on uneven surfaces to avoid pooling. Failure to do this will effect drying time and performance of the product. Check the first coat is dry before applying a second. Brush out any unavoidable pools which have formed.