'A job well started is half done,' says the proverb. That aphorism, however, is still incomplete in the field of painting and surface coating. If one wishes to have a coating that will not only seem aesthetically pleasing but also protect the surface on which the liquid rubber paint is being sprayed, one must take pre-coating preparations extremely seriously in the protective coatings industry.
Let's go over some fundamental preparation methods in this post to provide a long-lasting coating that provides the finest possible protection for your walls and roof surfaces.
Never paint in fog, mist, or rain: This is a fairly fundamental rule that is sometimes neglected due to time and other constraints. However, it is never a good idea to put on a coat in such a situation. Water serves as a deterrent. On the surface, it may form an undetectable, micron-thick layer. This layer will prevent the Liquid Rubber Roof Coating coat from adhering strongly to the concrete. Deamination or layer separation might become a significant headache if this happens. More so because minute deamination is not immediately obvious and capillary action causes water to penetrate between the liquid rubber covering and the concrete. This raises the risk of concrete erosion, and the roof may quickly begin to leak, despite the owner's application of liquid rubber paint to prevent it from the same happening.
Furthermore, if the coating is done in a mist or fog, water molecules may become trapped in the concrete as well as on the surface. The above-mentioned issue will arise once more. One may use heating equipment to evaporate the water moisture away, but it will merely add to the prices & one cannot entirely promise that the coat will be able to withstand. Modern liquid rubber paints, on the other hand, may be applied even during a light rain to stop a leak in an emergency. However, if long-term protection is desired, the liquid rubber paint must be applied after the fog or mist has dissipated and a bright and sunny day has appeared.
Finally, if painting in such weather is required, be prepared to wait longer for the liquid rubber paint to dry. This is due to the fact that in the absence of the sun's heat and the air's ability to absorb moisture, drying time increases tremendously. Blowers can help with drying the surface on cloudy days, however it is generally recommended to apply liquid rubber paints on sunny days.
The elimination of any moisture from the concrete is another important step in the preparation process. It's best if the surface is as dry as possible. As concrete dries, it releases a lot of water vapour and moisture. If the Liquid Rubber Coating is applied before the concrete has completely dried, mildew or algae will almost certainly form in damp areas.