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12 EQUIPMENT 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM JOB AT A GLANCE PROJECT: Install several systems to the floors, walls, and ceilings at a new facility COATINGS CONTRACTOR: MSC Floors 5407 Gratiot Ave. St. Clair, MI 48079 (810) 990-6012 SIZE OF CONTRACTOR: 48 employees SIZE OF CREW: 20 crew members PRIME CLIENT: Accurate Technologies Inc. 26999 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48377 (248) 848-9200 SUBSTRATE: Concrete and drywall CONDITION OF SUBSTRATE: New SIZE OF JOB: 80,000 sq. ft. (7,432.2 m²) total DURATION: 40 days UNUSUAL FACTORS/CHALLENGES: » The chosen system had to be aesthetically pleasing but also easy to clean. » Gravity made the broadcasting of the flake to the ceilings and walls difficult. MATERIALS/PROCESSES: To the block walls: » Applied ~8 mils (203.2 microns) Tennant Coatings Eco-MPE » Applied two coats of Eco-MPE at ~ 8 mils (203.2 microns), broadcasting the ceramic quartz with a hopper gun, spike rolling the quartz down » Applied three coats of TCU at 8-10 mils (203.2-254.0 microns) each To the ceilings and drywall: » Applied Eco-MPE primer at ~8 mils (203.2 microns) » Applied Eco-MPE at ~8 mils (203.2 microns), broadcasting the chip » Sanded the chip and applied three coats of TCU at 8-10 mils (203.2- 254.0 microns) each To the floors: » Shot blasted and ground to a Concrete Surface Profile (CSP) 4-5 » Cleaned, vacuumed, filled, and scraped joints with VersaFlex SL/75 » Applied Eco-MPE at 8-10 mils (203.2-254.0 microns), broadcasting ceramic quartz to refusal, and another coat at 12-16 mils (304.8-406.4 microns) » Applied grout coat and a topcoat, both Eco-TCU, at 12-16 mils (304.8- 406.4 microns) and 4-5 mils (101.6-127.0 microns) SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: » Wore eyewear, 3M dust masks, and steel-toed boots » Communicated with other trades when and where work was being done e crew cleaned and vacuumed all joints before install- ing VersaFlex SL/75 polyurea joint filler. ey used a razor scraper on a pole to shave those flat. en the surface received an 8- to 10-mil (203.2‒254.0 microns) prime coat of the Eco-MPE. "And then we broadcasted the decorative blend of ceramic quartz to refusal. We allowed that to cure, we swept that up, and then we applied a second broadcast coat," Fitchett said. ose layers and the next grout coat, Eco-TCP (ick Coat Polyaspartic), were each laid down at 12‒16 mils (304.8‒406.4 microns). e clear topcoat was again Eco-TCP and laid down at 4‒5 mils (101.6‒127.0 microns). And because this is a floor, the crew wanted a little grip, so they didn't need to knock the chip flat or sand the area. The crew applied primer, two coats of Eco-MPE with broadcast quartz, and three urethane topcoats to block walls. They used rollers and spike rollers for the coatings and flake. To the floors, the crew shot blasted and ground; cleaned, vacuumed, and filled joints; primed with a broadcast quartz; applied another broadcast coat; and grout- and top-coated. The systems were chosen for protection and aesthetics.

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