Floor paints for demanding floor surfaces
Substrate and preparation
No paint can compensate for a poor substrate or insufficient preparation. The surface of the floor must always be clean and stable before you begin painting. New cement has an outer surface of laitance (cement skin) with poor adhesion. This layer must be removed by a process such as sanding with a machine, sand-blasting or acid pickling with hydrochloric acid.
Mix 1 part conc. hydrochloric acid with 9 parts water.
Moisten the floor with water.
Spread the acid mixture with a rake or brush.
Rinse clean thoroughly with water.
Smaller surfaces can be steel-brushed and then carefully vacuumed. Cracks and unevenness are repaired with Hagmans Epoxy Spackle.
Check that the floor is not exuding moisture. This can easily be tested by covering at least 1m² of floor with non-porous plastic film and then checking to see if any condensation has formed, or if any changes in colour occur within a day. If you are unsure, we recommend painting with moisture-permeable EP-V.
Old paint is best removed by using diamond grinding or sand-blasting. If you choose to paint over a painted floor, it is important to sand the surface to a matt finish and scrape away all loose paint. When painting over it, the result will depend on the strength and adhesion of the old paint.
Hagmans Floor Paints EP-V
Hagmans EP-V products for floors consist of two-component water-borne epoxy. Floor impregnating EP-V is suitable for binding dust in new cement floors (the first coating) as well as impregnating (the second coating).
EP-V Glossy Floor Paint, EP-V Thick Film Floor Paint, and EP-V Object Floor Paint are primarily intended for cement floors, but can also be used on wooden floors, particle boards or fibreboards. The floor paints are suitable for house floors, such as on cellar floors and floors which are exposed to lighter industrial and trade traffic.
Also included in Hagmans EP-V assortment for floors is Clear Lacquer EP-V which is primarily used for lacquering Flake Floors.
- Always complete preparation according to Hagmans directives.
- Use suitable protective equipment so that skin contact is avoided.
- Provide good ventilation. Humidity levels above 85% RH can cause a matt and streaked/blotchy surface.
- If 24 hours is exceeded before the second layer is applied, then matt sanding is recommended to ensure adhesion.
- Tools are cleaned with water.
EP-V Floor Impregnation1. Prime the surface with EP-V Floor Impregnation. Dilute with 10-20% water. (Simple priming will function well for binding dust.)
2. The second coating is usually applied with undiluted EP-V Floor Impregnation. Impregnation is achieved with two coats which give the floor an even gloss. On strongly absorbing floors, the application of a third coat can be advantageous.
EP-V Glossy Floor Paint1. Prime the surface with EP-V Floor Paint. Dilute with 10-20% water if the substrate is absorptive.
2. Cover coating is achieved with undiluted EP-V Floor Paint. Two coats deliver a glossy covered surface with an even colour. A third coat may be needed on strongly absorptive or richly contrasting floors. Slip/skid protection is achieved by mixing in Sand 18 V.
EP-V Thick Film Floor Paint1. Prime the surface with EP-V Thick Film Floor Paint. Dilute with 10-20% water if the substrate is absorptive.
2. Apply the second coat without diluting. For thick layers, the degree of glossiness will decrease.
EP-V Object Floor Paint1. Prime the surface with EP-V Object Floor Paint. Dilute with 10% water if the substrate is absorptive.
2. Apply the second coat without diluting.
For more information about the products, read the data sheets for each product.
EP-V Glossy Floor Paint is available in all colours
EP-V Thick Film Floor Paint is available in 003, 002, (semi-gloss).
EP-V Object Film Floor Paint is available in 003, 002, (semi-gloss).