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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Recoating at lower temperatures

July 19, 2011
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Is it okay to strip and recoat vinyl floors at 60 degrees or lower?
The answer:
Stripping at or around 60 degrees poses no problem, but whether you can successfully apply finish at that temperature, depends on what the coatings industry calls the Minimum Film Formation Temperature (MFFT) or Minimum Filming Temperature (MFT) for the finish you are using. This will vary from product to product and ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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