National Coatings Surface Master Updates Product Instructions

National Coatings Inc. issues detailed instructions on getting best results with its popular surface sealant. View http://www.TheSurfaceMaster.com.

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“Our goal is to make sure that consumers enjoy the best possible results...,” says company spokesman Paul Webb. “We therefore want them to know beforehand how best to tackle specific types of projects.”

Long Island, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

National Coatings Inc., distributors of the popular surface sealant The Surface Master, has recently published updated and detailed guidelines for the use of its product.

“Our goal is to make sure that consumers enjoy the best possible results with our fine line of surface sealants,” says company spokesman Paul Webb. “We therefore want them to know beforehand how best to tackle specific types of projects.”

The firm’s website notes that The Surface Master™ is environmentally safe, durable, resistant to chemicals and easy to use. The guidelines, reproduced below, focus on product use to protect and beautify concrete and wood surfaces.

For best results on concrete surfaces:

  •     Those surfaces previously coated should first have all paint not in good condition removed. This includes existing paint that is peeling, cracking, flaking, blistering, alligatoring or calking heavily. Any surface that has four or more previous coats of paint should be stripped down to the original surface. Too many coats of paint left on the surface will result in lack of durability of subsequent coats. Old paint can be removed via paint stripper, sanding, wire brush, sand or bead blasting. The surface must then be scrubbed clean to remove all dirt and/or grease using a hot water and TSP (trisodium phosphate) powder solution. Thoroughly rinse off all cleaner with clean water, or poor paint bonding will result. Surface must also be thoroughly dry before repainting. Old paint that is in good condition need only be cleaned and lightly sanded to insure good adhesion. Such surfaces may be recoated without further treatment.
  •     All patched and bare surfaces should be acid-etched with 20-25% muriatic acid and a water solution mix. After etching, the surface must be flushed clean with water. It is extremely important that all acid be neutralized and removed. To accomplish this, the surface must be scrubbed as clean as possible to remove all dirt and/or grease using hot water and a TSP (trisodium phosphate) powder solution. This will also neutralize the muriatic acid residue. (Failure to neutralize and remove acid is the most common cause of adhesion failures.) Rinse off TSP with clean water. Then allow the surface to thoroughly dry. (Drying time will vary depending on temperature, humidity and location.) Make sure surface is thoroughly dry before applying new paint.

For best results on wood surfaces:

  •     Previously coated exterior wood deck surfaces should first have all paint not in good condition removed. This includes existing paint that is peeling, cracking, flaking, blistering, alligatoring or calking heavily. Any surface that has four or more previous coats of paint should be stripped down to the original surface. Too many coats of paint left on the surface will result in lack of durability of subsequent coats. Old paint can be removed via paint stripper and/or sanding. The surface must then be scrubbed clean to remove all dirt and/or grease using a hot water and TSP (trisodium phosphate) powder solution. Thoroughly rinse off all cleaner with clean water, or poor paint bonding will result. Surface must also be thoroughly dry before repainting. Old paint that is in good condition need only be cleaned and lightly sanded to ensure good adhesion. Such surfaces may be recoated without further treatment.
  •     All exterior bare wood deck surfaces should be cleaned using hot water and a TSP (trisodium phosphate) powder solution. Rinse off TSP with clean water. Then allow the surface to thoroughly dry. (Drying time will vary depending on temperature, humidity and location.) Make sure surface is thoroughly dry before applying new paint.

Webb adds that those having additional questions, or seeking preparation instructions on other applications such as with wood flooring, pools, asphalt roofing or metal should contact National Coatings Inc. customer service department at 1-631-991-3760.

About National Coatings Inc.

National Coatings Inc. is an nationwide provider of quality sealants and protective coatings. Their coating products are relied upon by leading construction and repair contractors across the nation. The firm’s most popular product, The Surface Master, comes in more than a dozen colors, plus a clear coat. It is widely use to beautify and prolong the life of surfaces including concrete, metal, and wood surfaces in both residential and commercial structures.

For more information on National Coatings Inc. and their products and services visit http://www.TheSurfaceMaster.com or phone 1-888-243-2032.


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