Problem Solving Forum
July 13 - July 17, 2020
Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?
john lienert of nehalem bay paint on
July 22, 2020:
price ...read more price
chuck pease of EXTREME DRYWALL CONCEPTS on
July 20, 2020:
Short answer, one would need to know service expos ...read more Short answer, one would need to know service exposure, intent and what the environment of said concrete would be in.
Richard Devick of UCI PAINTS on
July 16, 2020:
The coating selected MUST have alkali resistance a ...read more The coating selected MUST have alkali resistance and enough solids to fill in application fissures. Also, the coating selected is dependent on whether the new concrete is vertical or horizontal, poured in place or tilt-up.
Dave Helmholdt of Repcolite Paints on
July 13, 2020:
The most important factor in selecting a coating i ...read more The most important factor in selecting a coating is what do you need or want it to achieve? Do you need the coating to perform under certain conditions? Are aesthetics more important than how the coating performs? Are there issues such as dampness or another condition that will affect the coating choice? The original question is too vague to be answered properly.
Mike Rutherford of Conspectus (QLD) Pty Ltd on
July 13, 2020:
Surface preparation is an important factor when se ...read more Surface preparation is an important factor when selecting coatings for new concrete. The manufacturer of the coating may have specific requirements for surface preparation, including the surface profile and moisture sensitivity. Improper surface preparation can impact the manufacturer’s warranty. The properties and application requirements of the coating must be determined prior to selection of a surface preparation method.