Hillyard Basecoat II & 1907® Wet Scrub & Coat Procedures

Hillyard Basecoat II & 1907® Wet Scrub & Coat Procedures


Hillyard scrub and recoat procedures
using the wet preparation method and applying Basecoat II and 1907 gym finish.
NOTICE: when utilizing the wet preparation method, wood floors must
contain sufficient finish build. New or sanded floors should be recoated two to
three times before wet preparation. Also, the wet preparation method should NOT be
used for glue-down installations. They should only be prepared dry. Step one:
Inspect the floor and remove any gum or tape. Step 2: Clean, scrub, and abrade. The equipment and supplies required for step two include a 175 rpm floor machine and
driver, Hillyard Pre-Game or Tack-It, 3M surface preparation pads, SPPs, clean mop
buckets with clean mops and handles, and a wet vacuum. Prepare the cleaning
solution in the mop bucket. If you are using Pre-Game, dilute it at a rate of 1
gallon of Pre-Game to 4 gallons of water. If you are using Tack-It, add it undiluted
to a mop bucket. Any non-Hillyard cleaners are not recommended in our procedures.
Apply the solution over a 10-foot by 10-foot area. Scrub the floor thoroughly with
overlapping passes to ensure sufficient cleaning. Vacuum the slurry with a wet
vacuum. Rinse the same area with a mop bucket of clean water and pick up rinse
with a wet vacuum. Repeat these steps until the entire floor has been properly
cleaned and abraded. After each side of the SPP has been used
once, replace with the new SPP and continue scrubbing. Step 3:
Tap and tape. The equipment and supplies needed for step 3 include terry cloth
towels, a clean push broom, a clean mop bucket and wringer, a CHIX brand
stretch and dust tool and cloths, and blue painters tape, Hillyard Pre-Game or
Tack-It. Prepare the cleaning solution as described in step 2.
Soak a terry cloth towel in the solution and wring it out. Use the push broom and
towel to damp tack the floor until clean. Keep moving the towel every pass
to get a clean edge to tack with. Allow the floor to dry. Next, dry tack the floor
with the CHIX stretch and dust tool and cloths. Keep moving the cloth every
pass to get a clean edge to tack with. Tape off any volleyball standards or
related objects within the court with blue painters tape to prevent finishing
over them. Step 4: Apply Basecoat II. The equipment and
supplies needed for step 4 include a lightweight t-bar, a synthetic t-bar pad,
a watering can, and Basecoat II. Run a bead of Basecoat II the length of the
gym using the watering can. Saturate the t-bar pad and pull the applicator at a
30 degree angle the length of the floor, always keeping the Basecoat II flowing
towards the unfinished side of the floor. Continue until the entire floor is
coated. Basecoat II should be applied at a rate of 500 to 550 square feet per
gallon. Turn on the exhaust system 1 to 2 hours
after application. Allow the floor to dry 4 to 6 hours before proceeding.
Temperature and humidity will affect the drying and curing properties. Step 5:
Apply 1907 gym finish. The equipment and supplies needed for step 5 include a
lightweight t-bar, a synthetic t-bar pad, a watering can, and 1907 gym
finish. Important: if Basecoat II dries longer than 10 hours, the floor must be
abraded with Hillyard maroon pads at a rate of 250 square feet per side and tacked
as stated in step 3 prior to finishing with 1907. Apply 1907 using the same
method as described in step 4. 1907 should be applied at a rate of 500 to
550 square feet per gallon. Turn on the exhaust system 1 to 2 hours after
application. Step 6: Allow 1907 gym finish a cure
before opening up to traffic. Your floor is looking great and ready
for play! Congratulations on a job well done!

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