How do I paint power floated floors, what do you recommend?
Powerfloated floors are difficult to paint, they are so hard and smooth that paint just won’t penetrate or stick properly. Trying to abrade or etch can be tricky, but the easy way is to apply Powerfloat Primer straight on to the surface, then you can paint it with whatever you like and it will stay on the floor.
How should I prepare a warehouse that has a new sand and cement screed floor? Your data sheets refer to etching new concrete, does this apply to sand and cement screeds as well?
You shouldn’t etch a sand and cement screed floor, just give it a good sweep and make sure it’s clean and dry. They are quite porous though, this means you would need to put a primer on first otherwise a coating would just disappear! 4 Hour Epoxy Primer would be ideal for this followed by any of our epoxy resin coatings.
How long does a concrete floor take to set before it can be painted?
As a guideline we would recommend leaving it for approximately 4 weeks providing you’ve got good drying conditions, i.e. temperatures above 10 degrees, good air flow, etc.