The application substrate must be solid, clean and dry, free of dust, loose parts, oil, old paints, rust and other materials that might affect the adhesion of PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS to the substrate. Remove these materials by mechanical means. The application substrate must be dry, compact, level and free of paint and loose parts. In case of cracks in the substrate these must be bonded with the two component epoxy adhesive EPO FLUID. The substrate should be free of rising humidity and must be left enough to mature. In case of absorbent substrates it is recommended to apply WATER PRIMER EPX to the substrate. In case of non absorbent substrates such as old ceramic tiles these must be inspected if they are well bonded to the substrate and that are not subject to rising moisture from the substrate. Non-absorbent surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and traces of grease or detached parts must be removed. It is recommended to apply PLANOPRIMER EPOXY prior to the application of the PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS. For further information refer to the relevant Technical Data Sheets of the products.
Preparation of the mix:
Component A (resin) and B (catalyst) are already in the correct proportions. Pour all the comp. B into a bucket containing the comp. A and mix by using an electrical mixer in low rpm (300 rpm) for 2 - 3 minutes. It is important to mix carefully both the bottom and the lateral sides of the bucket in order for the catalyst to spread evenly. Let the mix rest for a few minutes and proceed with the application taking care of the working time of the mix. The mixing ratio and never should be attempted partial mixing of the two components.
Application of the mix:
As a protective layer:
Apply the mix in an amount that overlaps the surface of the mosaics pebbles or other. In case of large cavities in the surface (more than 5mm), the application of the mix must be done in subsequent layers in order to avoid air bubbles to be
trapped inside the mass of PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS during the filling process. Otherwise there is great chance of these bubbles to rise on the surface when the mix starts to harden, creating holes in the final surface, or that the product to become yellowish.
For creating coloured surfaces (resin flooring):
Mix the two components of PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS, until a homogeneous mix is obtained. Let the mixture rest for 2 to 3 minutes and then add pigment in powder form such as NOVAGLITTER or in liquid form like NOVACOLOR UNIVERSAL. Mix again and if more intensive color or shiny surface is required then add or scatter appropriate quantity of GLITTER. Since PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS is self-levelling it is recommended to do the application on one single layer for the total surface without the use of spiked roller and for maximum thickness of 5 - 6mm. The application of the mix is always done upon horizontal surfaces that must prior been sealed correctly in the perimeter, in order not to allow to the self-levelling PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS mix to escape from the formwork. While laying the mix do not use rollers with fibers or spikes that may leave residues and always make sure that the area is closed and clean, ensuring that no deposits of dust, insects, etc. will accumulate on the fresh mix surface. Due to the long setting time of PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS the air bubbles will have the time to evaporate without the use of spiked roller in layers of max thickness 5 - 6mm.
Incorporating various objects:
Mix the two components of PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS and then add while stirring at low speed, 5kg of sand H330,
until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Sand H 330 is white and that’s why its used as a background for incorporating various objects such as pebbles, logos, optic fibers, led lighting stripes, stickers, photos, shells, etc. If no background is required, in applications where the substrate needs to be shown (i.e. tables, benches, etc), then we place the incorporating objects directly on the surface and we apply the mix of PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS directly without sand, covering totally the objects. In case we want a coloured background then we must add to the mix pigments in powder form such as NOVAGLITTER or in liquid form such as NOVACOLOR UNIVERSAL. After 24 hours of creating the
background and within 72 hours we can step carefully on the floor without shoes and place the objects making sure they are not altered chemically when in contact with epoxy resins. Mix the two components PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS and apply the mixture to a thickness sufficient to cover the placed objects. The minimum thickness of the mixture should ensure that the layer of PLANOCOLOR LIQUID GLASS will be able to protect the objects from the loads that the floor will accept. The surface created in this way can be rest to light foot traffic after 72 hours and develops its final strength after 7 days.