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ICAN/ATEX: How can I obtain and maintain a "wet look" on VCT?

November 28, 2012

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What is the exact procedure for obtaining the “wet look” on vinyl composition tile (VCT)?

A client wants six coats of high-solids finish and the floor burnished. At what point do I burnish and how?

Wednesday’s Answer:

Maintaining a “wet look” is a combination of using a premium high-solids floor finish, applying thin coats, and then using a high-speed burnisher to maintain the shine.

wet look vctYour local JanSan supplier should be able to help you with the correct selection of a high-speed buffable floor finish.

Some finishes only allow an application of four coats within a 24-hour period.

If more than that is applied, the finish will dry, but not cure. One rule to follow when applying floor finish is to use a 100 percent plus one coat rule. For example, if you used   … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor.

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