ProThane 1 is a superior top coat for Metallic floors, flake floors and other epoxy floors and countertops. ProThane 1 features a high 85% solids, low viscosity formula with excellent open time that results in a smooth, glossy surface with superior hardness, chemical resistance and UV stability. ProThane 1 is user-friendly, single component, low VOC and NO ODOR.
|Solids/Active Content, Percentage by weight||85%|
|Dry Time – Tack Free||4-6 Hours||Dry Time – Foot Traffic||10 Hour Minimum|
|Dry Time – Heavy Traffic||24 Hours Minimum|
|Re-Coat Time Window||6 Hours Minimum|
|Application Temperature||50-80 Degrees F|
|Appearance – Wet||Clear|
|Appearance – Dry||Clear and High Gloss|
MOISTURE TESTING: Concrete floors, especially those not poured over a proper vapor barrier (plastic), are subject to possible moisture vapor transmission which may result in bubbling and/or failure of high performance coatings. Basic moisture testing can be performed by placing a 4′ x 4′ sheet of plastic on the concrete surface and securely taping it down on all edges. If after 24 hours the concrete is still dry below the plastic, the surface should be ready to coat. If moisture is present, the coating applicator should perform calcium chloride and relative humidity probe testing to determine if excessive levels of vapor emissions are present before applying any coatings.
SURFACE PREPARATION: This product should be applied only to a primed or previously coated surface. Apply coating to a clean surface that is completely dry and free of oil, dirt, grime, wax, detergent or any incompatible paint or coating. An existing coating must be bonded, structurally sound and properly prepared prior to applying new product. A thorough sanding with 80 – 100 grit or other mechanical preparation is highly recommended to prepare the surface if applying over an existing coating. After existing coating is sanded and prepared, coating a test area is highly recommended to test adhesion prior to entire application. If applying direct to concrete surface must be deemed mechanically and structurally sound, thoroughly clean of debris and completely dry. Proper moisture testing should be performed prior to applying this product. It is recommended to prepare the surface by mechanical means such as shot blasting or diamond grinding with 30 grit or coarser diamonds to achieve a CSP-2 to CSP-3 profile. Vacuum concrete dust thoroughly and wipe the surface with acetone and a microfiber dust mop Avoid applying coating in high humidity/moisture atmospheres. Substrate and air temperature must be no less than 40° F and not exceed 80° F. If applied outside these limits the coating may not achieve adequate film formation and may have excessive air entrapment, bubbles, blushing or hazing. Note that in direct sunlight, substrate temperature can exceed 150° F which can cause extreme bubbling issues.
PRODUCT MIXING: Do not incorporate air while mixing. Mix slowly with a hand held stir stick only for 10 – 15 seconds if necessary. DO NOT use power mixing equipment. **MCU is designed to be a CLEAR top coat only. It is not recommended to incorporate color as it may have an adverse affect on the pot life, cure time, finish, etc. COVERAGE RATE: First Coat: 300 – 350 ft* per gallon* Second Coat: 300 – 350 ft per gallon* *Coverage rates may vary depending upon surface porosity, texture, application method and prior sealer application. Excessive build up should be avoided.
APPLICATION: OVER SMOOTH SURFACES: It is recommended to apply this coating over an exisiting epoxy or urethane using a 1/4″ mohair blend shed-free, phenolic core roller. Apply evenly at a rate of 300 – 350 square feet per gallon, always keeping a wet edge. Back rolling as you go is the recommended method to achieve a uniform, roller mark free application. It is recommended to work in sections usually using control joints as dividers to ensure proper application results. Do not allow to puddle. Use a bristle brush to remove excess coating in joints. Puddling/over application may result in bubbling, hazing, lack of adhesion,etc. OVER Chip/Flake SYSTEM SURFACES: Apply Prothane 1 No Odor directly over flake evenly with a flat, flexible squeegee and backroll with a 3/8″ nap, shed-free, phenolic core roller. Apply evenly at a rate of 175 – 225 square feet per gallon, always keeping a wet edge. Do not allow to puddle. Use a bristle brush to remove excess coating in joints. Do Not Thin!
FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION USE GLOVES, GOGGLES, AND RESPIRATORS.
SECOND COAT: If a second coat is necessary it should be applied between 6 – 12 hours of the first coat for optimum adhesion. If recoating after 18 hours, screen the entire surface with a 60 – 80 grit screen on a buffer, remove dust and re-apply a thin coat at the same rate as the first coat (an additional coat may be necessary to hide scratches from screening).
PLEASE NOTE: Applying material outside the suggested parameters may result in product failure. It is always recommended to test the product in a small,
inconspicuous area (on the same concrete substrate) for desired results prior to application. Coverage rates may vary for all coatings and substrates depending on
porosity, density, texture etc. When applying, do not exceed 400 sq. ft. per gallon. Applying too thin of a coating may cause inadequate film formation or performance
expectations may be limited. DO NOT USE ON BRICK.