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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Coating question

November 29, 2011

Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: I need a square foot price to scrub and apply floor finish for a new supermarket of 11,000 square feet. I need to know the recommended number of coats of 25 percent solid finish.

The answer:

Here are two suggestions from our correspondents. They vary, so take your choice.
1) I recommend $.20-.25 per sq. ft. plus cost of floor finish (30% markup). Plan on 3 coats of finish at 25% solids. Use 5 coats for high traffic lanes, i.e. front of cashier’s stands, front area, produce area, etc.
2) On a new VCT installation... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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