Cement based substrates have to be compact, level, clean, free of grease, oil, laitance and any substances which may compromise the adhesion of PLANOCOLOR PREMIUM 2K. The minimum flexural strength shouldn’t be less than 1,5 N/mm² and the minimum compressive strength at least 25 N/mm². The application surfaces must be dry and protected from rising humidity with max moisture content <4% by weight measured with the CM or Darr method. Concrete substrates should be first properly prepared by mechanical polishing in order to obtain a uniform absorbent substrate with open porosity without protruding edges. If levelling is required, it is recommended to use mortars with controlled shrinkage and drying such as PLANO 120, RC 240 or NOVACEM RAPID FLOW according to the requirements of each application. Existing cracks on the substrate should be bonded with the two-component epoxy resin EPO FLUID or EPO PASTE. Absorbent substrates should be primed with PLANOPRIMER in order to increase the adhesion and provide a sealed substrate. Substrate of reduced strength should receive consolidation treatment by means of NOVAPRIMER or WATER PRIMER EPX. On surfaces with reduced absorbency such as mosaics, ceramic tiles or marbles well fixed, prime with PLANO CONTACT FAST. For external area applications, swimming pools the substrate has to be waterproofed first by using SC ELASTIC or SC 200 PENETRATE. For additional information refer to the Technical Data Sheets of the products.
Preparation of the mix:
In the bucket containing the powder empty the recipients containing the PREMIUM LATEX and the pigments in liquid form NOVACOLOR DESIGN, according to the desired color, of the relevant PLANOCOLOR MICROCEMENT color chart. According to the required workability for every 1kg of PREMIUM LATEX 1 - 1,5 L of clean water must be added. This water is used to clean the recipients of both PREMIUM LATEX and NOVACOLOR DESIGN, in order to ensure the uniform color between different buckets mixes as well as that all the quantity of both products is inside the mix. Mix by means of electrical stirrer for at least 3 minutes until you obtain a uniform mix free of lumps. The mix has to be used within 1,5 hours after mixing in normal conditions. After this time don’t try to soft the mix by adding water. Low temperatures extend and high temperatures reduce the workability of the mix.
Application of the mix:
Apply two or three coats according to the desired finish. On horizontal surfaces apply the first coat by means of a notched trowel 6 x 6 incorporating, inside the still fresh mortar, the alkali resistant NOVAMIX FIBERGLASS NET. The net incorporation is recommended also for vertical surfaces in order to function as a thickness indication of the coating. Apply a second coat after the coating becomes hard after 6 hours in normal conditions, ensuring that the net is fully covered. If required, an additional coating or subsequent coatings can be applied in order to reach the desired pattern. It is recommended to prime between coats with PLANOPRIMER diluted 1:1 with water. In order to obtain an extra smooth and minimal texture it is recommended to slightly sand the finished surface, in order to eliminate any small irregularities. The sandpaper grain size must be chosen according to the requirements. After 24 hours form the application of the coating and after checking humidity content, an appropriate waterproofing sealing system must be applied. One of the DRY BRIGHT, PROTECT 200, PLANOFINISH EPOXY or any of the PLANOFINISH PU varnishes can be used, according to the requirements of each application. For applications inside swimming pools it is recommended to use PLANOFINISH PU 2KS. For additional information refer to the Technical Data Sheets of the products.
The expansion joints incorporation depends on the use of the surface and the dimensions of the area. In internal areas every 7 - 10 linear meters and in external areas every 5 - 7 linear meters.
- Apply only on solid and properly primed substrate
- Avoid application under direct sunlight and/or strong drying wind or rain
- Do not add water in quantity higher than the recommended and do not add water when the mixture starts to set
- Do not cover or apply the product over existing expansion joints of the substrate
- Do not apply the coating on substrates with rising damp or in total water immersion without substrate waterproofing
- Do not add cement, gypsum, lime or other substances which might influence the properties of the mortar.
- Don’t apply the coating on substrates and/or areas with temperature less than +5°C or higher than +35°C
- Do not apply directly over anhydrite screeds, metal or flexible substrates with high deformability and intense vibration.
- Application should be performed by professional user
Tools, buckets, tiles etc. can be cleaned with fresh and clean water as long as PLANOCOLOR PREMIUM 2K is still fresh. After hardening occurs, cleaning can take place only by mechanical means.
The technical data and recommendations included or listed are the outcome of laboratory measurements combined with our current knowledge and expertise. All information and specifications should in any case be considered as indicative. The Company makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. Product specifications are subject to change without notice and may differ from product images. Due to printing and application procedures, the colors displayed here should be considered as indicative. In particular, variations in materials, substrates and on-site application conditions are such that no warranty can be given or implied reference to the suitability of the materials for trading or use for a particular purpose and conditions of any given project. Anyone interested in using the product must ensure beforehand that the product is suitable for the intended use and in any case, the user is solely responsible for any outcomes associated with the use of product. Among other things, the Company is not responsible for any normal wear or tear from environmental or any other unsuitable conditions. We reserve the right to revise or change the data herein without prior notice. Restrictions and disclaimers apply to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Company has a Technical Support Department, which has exclusive responsibility for providing technical advice and solutions, addressing relevant issues. Requests to the Technical Support Department are addressed and answered, only in writing. For the latest and valid version of the Technical Data Sheet, the user of the material must refer to our website www.novamix.gr.