Specified for facilities with busy FLT movements, shot blasting can be installed on most floors, making it suitable for old and new warehouses or distribution centres which need cost effective floor marking, but where long-lasting durability is not essential.
Shot Blasting is the method of hitting the concrete floor with ‘shot’, a small piece of metal which strips the surface to leave virgin concrete. The ‘Shot’ is able to remove to various depths depending on the machine used and severity of the impact. Typically a depth of 1mm to 3mm is achieved providing a surface for the paint to key with.
Two part epoxy resin is the preferred paint system used with this method of prepared line marking, however in some cases we may need to use other types to ensure the best possible finish and durability. The finish is not as crisp or durable as Diamond Shaved, however this is reflected in the cost, which makes Shot Blasting a more viable alternative for some organisations.
|Internal Line Marking Recommended Paint & Curing Times In Hours|
|Temperature in Degrees Celcius Line Marking Materials|
|0 to 3||3 to 5||5 to 10||10 to 20||20 to 30|
|Unprepared||Water/Solvent Based High Build Acrylic||N/A||2||2||2||2|
|Shot Blast/Diamond Shaved||2 Part High Build Epoxy Resins||36||24||12 to 18||12 to 18||12|
|Timings based upon manufacturers recommendations and can be subject to site variations|
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