• Floor temperature must be between 10 − 30 °C.
• Floor moisture content must be between 9 − 14% as per
Australian Standard. A moisture meter is recommended
to indicate conditions.
• In hot and dry climates slightly reduce exposure to
direct air to prevent rapid and uneven drying.
• Do not cover the surface with non porous protective
materials as the curing time can take more than 7 days
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Reference is made to the Australian Standard Code
AS 4786.2-2005: Timber Flooring – Sanding and Finishing.
NEW OR FRESHLY SANDED TIMBER FLOORS:
Sand timber floor to a fine finish using accepted procedures.
Machine sand the surface to remove old treatments and
impurities in the wood. Use a coarse sanding paper and sand
the floor to an even and smooth finish.
Make a second cut with 100−120 grit sand paper and
then fine sand with 120−150 grit sand paper. This finishing
will reduce the amount of grain raise. Vacuum thoroughly
and tack the floor with a mineral turps dampened cloth before
applying DUAL COAT. Do not forget to remove dust from skirting,
windowsills, radiators and other exposed areas.
APPLICATION OF PRIMER/SEALER:
All timber surfaces should be clean and properly prepared.
All application tools must be clean and free of contamination.
Apply first coat of DUAL COAT at the recommended rate using
selected application method. Cut in edges using a paint
brush or paint pad.
Oily timbers like Turpentine and Brush box resist the penetration
of timber seals. To assist the adhesion of the seal it is
recommended to wash the entire surface of the floor with
Mineral Turpentine prior to application of each coat. The most
suitable method to achieve this treatment is to thoroughly
wet a bath towel with Mineral Turpentine, wrap the towel around
a broom head and traverse the floor. Turn the towel frequently
and rewet as needed to ensure a full wetting of the surface
is achieved. Note: These oily type timbers can impede the
initial coat drying times, if extended dry times are encountered
ensure that adequate airflow is present or deploy fan forced
air to create air movement.
CUT BACK OF WOOD FIBRE:
Application of a sealer may raise the grain of the
timber creating a rough surface which needs to be smoothed.
Lightly sand the first coat of Dual Coat with a worn 150 grit
screen disc. Pass quickly over the surface to avoid burnishing.
Vacuum thoroughly and tack the floor with a mineral
turps dampened cloth.
APPLICATION OF FINISH:
The Second and subsequent coats of DUAL COAT will
take longer to dry, up to 6 hours. Allow floor to dry
and cure for at least 48 hours before opening to light traffic.
Do not cover the surface with non porous protective materials
as full cure can take more than 7 days.
Abrading between coats of DUAL COAT is not required
for adhesion unless more than 24 hours have elapsed or any
grain raise is still evident, in which case, lightly cut
the surface back with a worn 150 grit screen disc. However,
for the smoothest floor results free of impediments, lightly
abrade prior to the final finish coat with a De nibbing pad.
REFURBISHING PREVIOUSLY SEALED FLOORS:
The floor is to be swept clean of all debris and dirt.
Ensure all contaminants are removed by thoroughly scrubbing
the entire floor surface with a solution of TIMBER PRECLEAN
following label instructions. Using a wet & dry vacuum
or mop & bucket, pick up slurry then thoroughly rinse with
clean water. If the floor has been previously treated with
wax or polish this must be removed by chemical stripping.
Use Peerless Jal ALL PURPOSE STRIPPING EMULSION
following label instructions. Exposure to water should be
kept to a minimum during the scrubbing or stripping processes.
Allow the floor to dry completely.
Cut back previously sealed floors with a 100–120 grit screen
disc to remove raised wood fibre, surface imperfections and
provide an adequate surface for resealing.
Vacuum thoroughly and tack the floor with a mineral
turps dampened cloth. AA small test area using DUAL COAT
(1m2) may be tried first to check compatibility.
Apply DUAL COAT in accordance with the ‘APPLICATION
OF PRIMER/ SEALER’ above.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
Regular and correct maintenance will extend the life
of your timber floor and present it at its best.
• Attach protective pads to furniture legs.
• Use matting at all external entries to contain and
prevent dirt and grit from entering.
• Sweep daily with an electrostatic mop.
• Spot mop spillages as they occur.
• Damp mop when required.
• Use VERSADET (domestic and commercial) or GYM CLEAN
(sports floors) following label instructions.
• Do not over wet your timber floor.
• Do not expose your timber floor to heavy traffic until
full curing of the seal/finish is effected.
At periodic intervals your timber floor will require
treatment by way of additional coats of timber seal/finish.
We recommend that you thoroughly inspect your floor regularly
and schedule a re-treatment prior to major restoration or full
sanding being required. This will provide a lifetime of use from
your timber floor.
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