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Dilapidations Floor Painting
Dilapidations Floor Painting
Industrial Floor Treatments (Stone) Ltd is a dedicated factory floor painting contractor based in Staffordshire, midway between Manchester and Birmingham.
The majority of our dilapidations floor painting works are in and around Northampton, Coventry, Birmingham, Stoke, Derby, Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield though we do offer our services further afield.
Industrial Floor Treatments (Stone) Ltd apply epoxy resin factory floor paint on small, medium and large factory floors including new build, dilapidation and refurbishment projects.
We undertake dilapidations floor painting contracts throughout the West Midlands, East Midlands, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the North West.
What are dilapidations?
Many commercial lease agreements are based upon a full repair and maintain agreement which simply means that it is the tenants responsibility to maintain all aspects of the building over the tenure of the lease and to hand the building back in a condition suitable for leasing out to another tenant.
Prior to the end of the lease term the landlord, often through a leasing agent, will inspect the building and agree a schedule of repairs required in order to achieve the standard required to market the unit as quickly as possible.
Ideally these works should be undertaken by the outgoing tenant thus avoiding management charges that will be applied by the landlord or their agent for any outstanding works they have to complete.
Invariably one of the major exit requirements is to repair and repaint the floor. In most cases this involves a complete strip back to concrete before applying a new floor paint.
Re-painting by abrading and applying a refresher coat on top of the existing floor can be an option BUT only if the history of the floor is known.
Dilapidations floor painting may include:
- Abrading and overcoating a well bonded and intact existing floor paint
- Removing an existing floor paint by dust free shotblasting prior to re-painting
- Removing a thick existing floor paint by diamond grinding prior to re-painting
- Infilling of bolt holes
- Repairing areas of mechanical or chemical damage
- Repairing or infilling expansion joints
- Complete re-surfacing of floors with a pumped polymer screed with minimum thickness of 7mm
- Epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds
- Flexible polyurethane coatings over existing asphalt
Pumatect epoxy resin floor paint
Our dilapidations floor paint of choice is Pumatect high build epoxy resin floor coating.
A two coat application of Pumatect epoxy resin floor paint is similar in thickness to 12-14 coats of ordinary single pack industrial floor paint and has a life expectancy of up to 7 years.
Pumatect was developed by Yorkshire based Resdev Ltd in the 1980’s and has a proven track record throughout the UK and overseas.
It is manufactured to order and in accordance with ISO 9001. Every batch is tested before release and control samples retained for 12 months.
Pumatect is an industrial grade heavy duty epoxy resin floor paint designed for application in areas that are heavily trafficked.
A two pack system combining a liquid epoxy resin base and hardener, Pumatect has excellent chemical and abrasion resistance and is ideal for areas of heavy footfall, regular pallet/pump trucks and frequent forklift traffic.
It is available in a wide range of colours and has a thickness of 400 microns for a two coat application – this is equivalent in thickness to 12-14 coats of leading single pack floor paints.
Pumatect has a smooth gloss finish and is applied in two coats, usually on consecutive days.
Areas of up to 1,000m2 can be prepared and applied over two working days with a third day for curing which means that the floor is ready for light traffic on day four and heavier traffic on day five.
Application and curing temperatures are important because the curing of epoxy resins is retarded at low temperatures.
The ideal slab temperature for application is between 10-20oC although it can be applied down to 5oC.
Dilapidations floor painting – preparation
The correct method of floor preparation is critical to the success and durability of dilapidations floor painting.
Floor paints must have a good surface to ‘stick’ onto – this is a combination of being able to penetrate and ‘wet-out’ the pores of the concrete and also having a profile that the paint can grab onto.
Most new concrete floor slabs are finished off by power floating/trowelling to create a smooth dense surface. Painting straight onto this type of surface will inevitably lead to poor adhesion with the coating flaking and peeling off because there is neither penetration into the pores or an adequate profile to grip onto.
Our principal method of preparing new concrete floor slabs is captive grit blasting, often referred to as shotblasting.
Captive grit blasting is virtually dust free and works by firing fine metal shot at high velocity onto the floor which removes the glaze from the surface, creates a fine texture and exposes the pores in the concrete. Up to 1,500m2 of floor can be prepared in one working day.
The captive grit blasting system comprises of three components, these being a 3 phase 63a lorry mounted generator, a blast unit and a heavy duty vacuum or dust collector – the dust collector weighs almost half a tonne!
The whole system is enclosed and being a dry process produces a floor that is ready for immediate painting.
On occasion we prepare a floor by diamond grinding, particularly when it has thick layers of previously applied paint that will not be removed by captive grit blasting – the thick paint simply acts as a sponge and absorbs the impact of the matal shot.
Again we utilise a similar set-up but substituting the blast unit with a diamond grinding unit. This is a slower sytem than captive grit blasting, up to 500m2 per day, but produces the best result when faced with multiple layers of paint that has been applied over many years.