Cement based substrates have to be free of cracks, compact, clean, free of grease, oil, laitance and any substances which may compromise the adhesion of NOVACOL PB. On hot and/or windy days saturate well the substrate and the bricks with water and remove excess with appropriate toll like sponge.
Preparation of the mix:
Mix the content of the 25kg paper bag containing NOVACOL PB (25 kg) with 5,5 – 6,5 liters of clean and fresh water by means of appropriate electrical stirrer at low speed for at least 3 – 4 min or construction mixer, until a uniform mortar free of lumps is obtained. The mix has a pot life of 3 hours.
Application of the mix:
NOVACOL PB is applied by means of metallic trowel or other similar appropriate tool, depending on the type of application. The aerated concrete bricks must be compact clean without oil, grease or any substance which may compromise the adhesion of NOVACOL PB on them.
Avoid using NOVACOL PB:
- In cases where the substrate and environment temperature are less than +5°C or higher than +35°C
- On surfaces like metal, wood or surfaces like polyurethane, epoxy and similar paint or coatings
- On friable or not properly cured substrates
- Over existing expansion joints
Also note the following:
- Never exceed the maximum recommended quantity of mixing water
- Protect the grouted surface from rain and frost for the first 24 hours
- Do not add cement, lime, gypsum or other binders or substances which may affect the mortar characteristics
- Application should be performed by professional skilled workers
Tools, buckets, tiles etc. can be cleaned with fresh and clean water as long as, NOVACOL PB is still fresh. After hardening occurs, cleaning can take place by mechanical means.
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