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Surface Protection Points

Surface Protection Points

When using adhesive surface protection products on a job site there is always a small risk of adhesive transfer. Improper installation, high temperatures, high site visitors, and surpassing the really helpful 'remove by' date can all lead to problems with carpet masks and films. Following are a number of recommendations to keep away from any adhesive transfer.

Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations when utilizing carpet films. Carpet film utilization scores range from 30 to 60 days. Leaving the film on carpets previous the really helpful usage rating invalidates all producers' warranty.
Use films made in the USA for the best warranty protection and highest quality.
Carpet films use either water based mostly or solvent based adhesives. Water primarily based adhesives are simpler to remove if a problem occurs.
By no means install adhesive carpet protection on wet or damp carpet.
By no means set up adhesive carpet protection over glue down carpet for a minimum of seventy two hours to permit the glue to "breathe".
If carpet has been installed over a newly poured cement slab that is not fully cured, avoid using adhesive carpet protection as it can trap the cement moisture and discolor the carpet.
In cases of extreme heat, shorten the really useful time of application by 50%.
As acknowledged on the installation instructions of every film producer, there is no warranty offered for application on wool carpets.
If the above steps are taken, the chance of any adhesive switch when using a carpet film is negligible. Within the cases where steps have NOT been adopted, one in all these issues could occur: 1) sticky adhesive residue on carpet, or 2) discoloration of carpet the place the plastic was used. It will be important at this step to know the type of adhesive used, water or solvent based.

Water based adhesive film residue easily removes with warm water and might be quickly removed via steam cleaning the carpets. Solvent based mostly adhesive residue may additionally be removed through steam cleaning nonetheless it might take more than one cleaning to totally remove the adhesive. Citrus cleaners available at any hardware store can generally aid within the removal of solvent based mostly adhesive residue. If further problems persist, contact your local surface protection supplier to debate other potential solutions.

Discoloration of carpet is caused by the trapping of moisture under the film and the next response of the moisture and the chemical substances within the plastic film. Sadly this situation can only be remedied by removal of the affected space of carpet. This situation happens most commonly in cases where users have carpeted over slabs that weren't absolutely cured.