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by Ron Joseph

November, 2004

Coating on Concrete Paint

Q. I painted a floor black and white checks. What should I put on it to keep scuff marks down, or how do I clean scuff marks? The paint is silicone acrylic stain.

We suggest you visit the paint supply store that provided the black and white floor paint. You will need a clear top coat product that is compatible with the colored paint. The object is to apply a layer of either clear emulsion or varnish as a barrier coat to protect the colored floor paint.

About removing the scuff marks, use a mild detergent, let it soak into the scuff for five minutes, then scrub with a soft cloth until the scuff marks are removed. Don't rub too hard as to remove the floor paint.

When preparing any surface for the application of paints or coatings, be certain to take precautions to protect against breathing in any air borne dust particles or debris that may be created by the prep work.

Please be aware that paints, coatings and solvents are chemicals and therefore you should always pay attention to proper handling procedures and be prepared to wear protective clothing, such as respirators, gloves, coveralls, etc. For further information on the health and safety requirements for the coatings and solvents you wish to use we strongly advised you to contact your local coating supplier. If possible, go the extra step and look for this information on the website of the product vendor.


Jim Burke

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