Surface Protection Points

When utilizing adhesive surface protection products on a job site there may be always a small risk of adhesive transfer. Improper set up, high temperatures, high traffic, and surpassing the really helpful ‘remove by’ date can all result in problems with carpet masks and films. Following are just a few recommendations to keep away from any adhesive transfer.

Always observe the manufacturer’s recommendations when utilizing carpet films. Carpet film usage scores range from 30 to 60 days. Leaving the film on carpets past the recommended utilization ranking invalidates all manufacturers’ warranty.

Use films made within the USA for the best warranty protection and highest quality.

Carpet films use either water primarily based or solvent primarily based adhesives. Water based mostly adhesives are simpler to remove if a problem occurs.

By no means set up adhesive carpet protection on wet or damp carpet.

Never install adhesive carpet protection over glue down carpet for at least seventy two hours to allow the glue to “breathe”.

If carpet has been put in over a newly poured cement slab that is not totally cured, avoid utilizing adhesive carpet protection as it can trap the cement moisture and discolor the carpet.

In cases of extreme heat, shorten the really helpful time of application by 50%.

As acknowledged on the installation directions of each film manufacturer, there is no warranty offered for application on wool carpets.

If the above steps are taken, the prospect of any adhesive transfer when utilizing a carpet film is negligible. Within the cases the place steps have NOT been followed, one among these issues may occur: 1) sticky adhesive residue on carpet, or 2) discoloration of carpet the place the plastic was used. It is crucial at this step to know the type of adhesive used, water or solvent based.

Water primarily based adhesive film residue easily removes with warm water and might be quickly removed by way of steam cleaning the carpets. Solvent primarily based adhesive residue can also be removed by way of steam cleaning nonetheless it could take more than one cleaning to totally remove the adhesive. Citrus cleaners available at any hardware store can typically aid in the removal of solvent based adhesive residue. If additional problems persist, contact your native surface protection provider to debate different potential solutions.

Discoloration of carpet is caused by the trapping of moisture under the film and the next response of the moisture and the chemicals in the plastic film. Sadly this situation can only be remedied by removal of the affected space of carpet. This situation occurs most commonly in cases the place customers have carpeted over slabs that weren’t absolutely cured.

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