To protect product surfaces from abrasion, contamination with liquids and wear and tear due to traffic, Agricin recommends regular maintenance and cleaning of surfaces. This will ensure the aesthetics and stability of the finish of the product.
The way the maintenance is performed depends on the degree of finishing of the product, location, supported traffic etc. It is recommended to test them on a small area before using the chosen cleaning and protection products..
1. Cleaning after installation:
After installing the product, moisten the surface and joints with water and remove construction debris using a neutral agent.
Use a degreasing agent for oil stains. After applying these agents, the surface of the product must always be washed with water and liquid detergent, then rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry.
2. Maintenance of areas with heavy traffic:
For the maintenance of surfaces with heavy traffic it is recommended to apply a layer of crystallization wax by means of a polishing machine., this leading to the creation of a permanent protective layer. Then apply a thin layer of wax to the surface gloss to increase the gloss..
For daily manual maintenance it is recommended to use water-repellent cleaning and polishing agents.. Before applying polishing agents, the surface of the product must be cleaned of dust and mechanical contamination factors.
In order to achieve a complete maintenance, agents that increase the gloss and form surfaces with a higher adhesion can be used.. The frequency of maintenance depends on the intensity of traffic to which the product is subjected.
Depending on the intensity of the traffic, the time interval after which a new layer of protection is required is determined. When applying it, the existing layer is removed first (with the polishing machine), then the surface is degreased. Cleaning is performed with neutral agents. Then apply a new layer of wax to the cleaned surface, defatted and dried.
3. Maintenance of low traffic areas:
Low traffic surfaces can be maintained, after removing construction materials, with gloss wax. For daily manual maintenance of surfaces is recommended (after removing dust and solid contaminants) use of washing and polishing agents. In the case of regular use for the maintenance of mechanical means, it is recommended to use products created for this purpose. Depending on the intensity of the traffic, the time interval at which a new application of the protective layer is required is established. The process is similar to the one described above.
4. Manual surface maintenance:
Gloss of smaller surfaces, in corners and hard to reach places, can be intensified using manual polishing equipment (ex. polishing disc grinding machine) or manually, with fine cloth and polishing agents. The surface to be cleaned must first be wiped off of dust and mechanical contaminants, then washed.
5. Cleaning and maintenance of furniture:
To protect surfaces from water, oils and detergents and to increase its luster, the use of wax is recommended, which will need to be applied with either a fine cloth, either with manual polishing machines. Some polishing agents are also produced in spray form. These agents can increase the gloss, color brightness and water resistance. They are always applied on clean surfaces, defatted and dried.
6. Surface disinfection:
Disinfection is performed mainly in hospitals and food establishments. Before using disinfectants, it is necessary to clean the surface of mechanical contaminants. These disinfectants have bactericidal properties, antiviral and funicidal. After using them, it is necessary to wash the surfaces with water to remove traces of these agents and then perform normal maintenance.
7. Impregnation of surfaces:
An impregnating agent shall be used to protect the surfaces against the action of external factors and solid and liquid contaminants.. prior to
its use, mechanical contaminants and dust are removed. Then clean the surface with water and neutral detergent. After a period of time determined by traffic intensity or other factors, the impregnation treatment is repeated, removing all mechanical contaminants. After using these agents, it is necessary to wash the surface. Apply the impregnation solution layer on the clean and dry surface.
8. Protect product surfaces from paint and varnish stains:
To protect surfaces from paint stains (grafitti) or varnish will use a protective wax. After applying it, any paint stain can be removed with a polishing pad or steam.
9. Protection of surfaces against mechanical abrasion:
In the case of surfaces with heavy traffic corroborated with the presence of abrasive or liquid contaminants, it is recommended to provide cleaning areas at the entrance on the respective surface, these areas having the role of capturing, especially in winter, a large part of these contaminants and to protect the surface of the product and the wax layer applied on it. It is recommended to install these cleaning areas especially in warehouses, magazine, hallways and corridors with direct entrance from the street.