FAQ TK 64 Trailer Floor Coating
If aluminum is new or fairly new: metal could have a light oily coating from the manufacturing process. Clean with a citrus based degreaser, rinse thoroughly and dry. Scuff with P120 sandpaper, dust and ready to apply.
If aluminum is old: it already has been scuffed by using it but now the cleaning is very important.
Dirt will have accumulated in those scratches and will hinder good adhesion of the coating. Clean the floor with a citrus based degreaser and a stiff bristle brush and/or power washer. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Please pay attention to the application temps (min 60F/ max 90F ) . Do not apply in full sun.
Gasoline will effect our coating by making the affected area softer. Avoid heavy impact and power washing in these softer areas because you could damage them.
As gasoline evaporates rather quickly, a small spill will only soften the top layer of the coating which will re-harden as the gasoline dissipates.
If you have a larger spill and gasoline sits on the coating for a couple of days, the entire coating will be soft . Carefully remove the gasoline , the coating will harden again but it will take more time. If the softened coating is damaged, remove the affected area, de-grease the area and re-apply coating. Our coating adheres well to itself, even after many years , as long as the original application is properly cleaned.
Yes , you can use paint chips. Let the first application dry to the touch, apply the second coat and sprinkle your chips to achieve your desired look while wet. Let dry and Bob's your uncle!
If available use power washer on those areas. Let dry and then apply two coats. If the coating still does not adhere, you can cut the problem spot out, de-grease again. I had an area in my trailer soaked through the floor. I just replaced that part of the floor.
A word of caution, however, better not to cover the entire height of the walls. This coating has anti slip compounds in it and will feel rough when hit by bare skin. Contact Chemicar USA for a proper coating without the anti grip compounds.
Our coating is basically a protective plastic barrier that is strong enough to withstand the abrasion of rubber boots, muddy tires, tool boxes etc.
When it comes to sharp , metal objects however, this impermeable protection can be damaged. I have seen the damage that snowmobiles can do on inch thick rubber mats protecting some wooden bridges and TK64 would fail there also.
I would suggest that you paint the floor with TK64 and install a rubber mat on the critical areas where the snow mobile could cause damage. That should give you the desired protection for many years to come.
It has very good resistance to urine and waste.
The coating is very effective as protection under the rubber floor mats and makes cleaning up easy with a power washer.
Best to apply this coating on new floors. Older floors will need a very thorough cleaning and need to be dry before application.
Do not apply on wet urine soaked floors because adhesion will be poor.
The coating has some grit in it already but you can always add some silica (sand). Best to sprinkle the sand on the first coat while still wet. The courser the sand , the better the traction. Then apply the second coat which will encapsulate the added silica.
Our product has real good adhesion on treated wood however...lately we have seen treated wood that is still very wet sold at Lumber Yards. We recommend to let the wood properly dry before applying the coating. Once dry, two thick coats will give you the protection you are looking for.
Yes, you can return the unused gallon for a refund.
We accept returns within 30 days, if unused and in resaleable condition.
Required coating application is 2 thick coats. Anything less will affect the integrity of the coating. Keep in mind you can use this on other areas, walkways, stairs, warehouse floor, anywhere you would like an anti-slip surface! It has excellent adhesion on metals, wood, concrete and painted surfaces.
Of course as a manufacturer we want to sell as much coating as possible. However, our main concern is that the coating delivers the results you are looking for. That is really what will make our coating successful.
TEKTON Floor Coating is not a paint, it is a coating that provides rust , corrosion , impact and abrasion protection. After extensive testing we have establish the thickness that gives you the best results for the money. One coat will give you a clean looking floor but will not give you the protection you are looking for.
TK 64 has good adhesion on this primer as long as it is clean , dust and dirt free.
The only negative effect the Florida humidity will have on your application is that the drying time will be longer than indicated in the Coatings tech sheet. So you will have to wait an hour longer before applying the second coat and wait at least 24 hours before light use. You can always help the drying process by using a small fan to move the air.
But do not apply in full sun exposure. Then the coating would dry too fast.
A primer is always an extra layer of protection. You can use a primer but you do not need to. If you decide to go with a primer, make sure it is water-based. TK64 will not bond with oil based primers.
Yes ,TK 64 Trailer Floor Paint can be applied on most painted surfaces.
It is impossible for us to test adhesion to all the different paints available on the market today. Therefor,always do a small test yourself before application.
Clean/scuff painted surface as per instructions.
Also ,please note that TK 64 has great adhesion on metals, wood, stone, concrete, etc when directly applied to these substrates.
If applied to a painted surface, the adhesion will be the same as the adhesion of the paint to the substrate. If the paint is peeling off, remove the loose paint before applying.
Yes, you can apply this coating directly on the Advantech board after the board has been cleaned with a Citrus based degreaser (ie ZEP, Orange Blast, etc) Make sure to scrub the surface properly and rinse with lost of water. Let the board dry before application.
Yes, this is low odor. Most products have a lot of solvents in it and they strongly smell when released. TK 64 is waterbased, contains less than 1% solvent and smells much less. A small fan in the application area will not only speed up the drying process but also disperse the odor created.
0.7 to 1 mm is the total recommended thickness for the coating. When you apply by rolling the coating , it means 2 thick coats ( low pressure on the roller).
The second coat can either be applied when the first one is dry to the touch or anytime after that. There is no advantage one over the other but when leaving the first coat to dry longer (couple of days , weeks or even months) make sure that it stays clean to assure maximum adhesion.
Yes, most paints adhere well to the floor coating but you should always do a little test yourself.
However, applying a paint over the coating will create problems. Remember that the Floor Coating is a strong coating formulated to withstand abrasion. Paints are formulated to make things look beautiful and are not as think nor as strong as this coating. Walking or riding over this paint is going to damage it very quickly leaving the Floor Coating to show through.