Coating Tacky or Sticky

1. Dirty, contaminated mops or equipment may have been used.
– Check for outside contamination from your tools, equipment or conventional residuals and / or contaminates from adjoining areas.
2. Soiled mop water.
– Change your rinse water frequently when visible soiled.
3. Inadequate/improper rinse after scrubbing and re-coat.
– Change your rinse water frequently when visible soiled.
4. Insufficient time left to dry and/or cure, or re-coated too soon.
– Use floor fan for drying. Wait 1 to 2 minutes after coating applied before turning on floor fan.
– Allow coating more dry and/or cure time.
5. Outside contamination too great.
– Check for outside contamination from your tools, equipment or conventional residuals and / or contaminates from adjoining areas.
6. Floor coating was applied too heavily.
– Use thin to medium coats in most coating applications.
7. Humidity of area was too high (85% or more) and/or insufficient air movement.
– Use floor fan for drying. Wait 1 to 2 minutes after coating applied before turning on floor fan.
8. Work area and/or flooring material is too cold.
– Apply all coatings when temperature is above 40˚F.
9. Improper neutralizer and rinse.
– Flood rinse with ‘Neutralizer’, then damp mop rinse with clear water.
– Re-flood rinse floor with ‘Neutralizer’, then clear water rinse. Always test pH. Reading should be between 6.5 and 9.
10. Ultra Chem Labs’ ‘Neutralizer’ not used or wrong dilution used.
– Scrub and re-coat floor. Use ‘Cleaner & Conditioner’ and apply 3 or more coats of coatings.
-Insufficient initial coats of finish or seal, or coats applied too thinly. Extremely damaged and / or highly porous flooring (the fact that Ultra Chem Labs coatings penetrate deeper into substrates than conventional floor finish and seals must be utilized especially on certain types of flooring or If floor was damage by extreme mechanical or chemical abuse).

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