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  1. questionWhy is the first coat taking too long to dry?
    Typical drying conditions assume a temperature of 25°C, and 50% relative humidity. Drying times of Urethane Coatings Products; MONOTHANE 45 GLOSS (Moisture cure Polyurethane) - Touch Dry 3 Hours TIMBERSEAL (Vinyl Base) - Touch Dry 1 Hour TUNGSEAL - Touch Dry 1.5 Hours MODIFIED OIL GLOSS, MO ...

  2. questionShould Swirl marks be visible in the beam of down lights?
    Providing the floor has been fine sanded with a 200-mesh (or finer) screen back before the final coat, the finish should exhibit no sanding marks or swirls in natural light. However with the growing popularity of down lights in modern homes, there is an increased volume of complaints about swirl ...

  3. questionHow long will it take for the smell of drying coatings to disappear?
    Most of the smell is that of solvent evaporating from the finish as it dries. Over 95% of solvent evaporates during the drying phase from wet to touch dry, which is 3 hours in typical drying conditions. The balance evaporates as the finish fully cures and the rate is very dependant on the amount ...

  4. questionWhy has the second coat of TUNGSEAL or MODIFIED OIL blistered, fried or wrinkled?
    The problem is predominately associated with Oil based coatings – TUNGSEAL, MODIFIED OIL GLOSS and MODIFIED OIL SATIN and is caused by the premature application of the second coat - that is application of the second coat before the first coat is fully cured. The effect is similar to that caused ...

  5. questionWhat type of Brush or Roller should be used to apply the finish?
    Apply with a high quality a short nap mohair roller or lambs wool applicator and use a natural bristle brush to apply finish around the edges (to ‘cut in’). Before commencing the job, the roller, lambswool applicator and brush (particularly when new) should be thoroughly washed with Urethane Coa ...

  6. questionWhy does poor adhesion and delamination occur with some coatings on hardwoods?
    From time to time the topic of adhesion and delamination arises as an interesting point of discussion. Several factors influence and contribute to poor adhesion and/or delamination of many coatings, including TIMBERSEAL and TUNGSEAL. As detailed on the TIMBERSEAL label and documented in Urethane ...

  7. questionCan I use Monothane (Polyurethane) to coat Interior Concrete?
    Yes, the key to success in coating interior concrete floors is the preparation. Unfortunately, some old floors that are heavily contaminated with oily substances are probably not worth the trouble of coating with any coating because it is virtually impossible to completely remove some contaminan ...

  8. questionHow should I maintain my Floor?
    While polyurethanes are widely recognised as the most durable surface coatings for floors, they are inevitably subject to wear, particularly when any gritty substance is introduced onto the floor. Grit will act in the same manner as sandpaper, and large particles of grit under shoes or heavy fur ...

  9. questionThe finish has dried with bubbles on the surface and looks like orange peel in places. What causes this?
    Generally bubbles, orange peel effect and brush strokes or roller marks are a result of the application process, and can be caused by several reasons. The finish is drying too quickly. If the finish is worked too vigorously excess bubbles are created and the vigorous brushing or rolling stimula ...

  10. questionWhy has the paint near my new coating yellowed?
    The Cause This is a relatively uncommon, but recurring and often distressing problem for Floorsanders and clients alike. It occurs when a floor is coated with Polyurethane soon after the surrounding walls have been painted with certain brands of PVA white paint. What happens is that part or all ...