Why Wax an ESD Floor?
It's obvious. Your floor works hard for it's living.
It's the first thing your customers notice when they come to your facility but scuff marks, dirt and a dull dingy floor cast doubts on that clean, high tech appearance you strive for.
The United Static Control Products Floor Maintenance System:
Developed and refined via years of real world experience to provide ultimate longevity, conductivity that meets or exceeds the new S20.20-2007 standards, cost effective application and ease of use.
ElectraStrip ESD Floor Stripping Liquid
ElectraStrip rapidly dissolves multiple layers of ESD floor finish, allowing in some applications for removal without the use of floor machines or stripping pads. Formulated completely from top quality water miscible solvents, ElectraStrip contains less than 1% solids at concentration, so it leaves no alkaline residue to adversely effect subsequent finish applications. Routine stripping of three to five layers of ESD finish may be accomplished with nothing more than a mop and wet vacuum. ElectraStrip is designed for the removal of heavy build-ups of today's UHS, urethane fortified and metal cross linked ESD floor finishes. Years of buildup can be quickly and easily removed by light agitation with a scrubbing machine and standard stripping pad. ElectraStrip will even dissolve the almost impossible to remove straight acrylic sealers. Formulated for floor care professionals whose time is at a premium. Biodegradable??? YES
Applications: Use rubber gloves and eye goggles for protection during mixing and use. Dilute 1 gallon of stripper with 8 gallons of cool water. Mop a liberal amount of diluted stripping solution onto the floor (one gallon usually covers about 250 square feet) allow to soak for approximately 10 minutes. Remove the dissolved finish and solution with a wet vacuum and double rinse the area with clean cool water. Make sure no residue remains! For more aggressive removal apply to area using mop and machine scrub using a synthetic stripping pad or a scrubbing brush. Do not allow the floor to become dry of the loosened soil and / or wax will be re-deposited onto the flooring surface. Wet vac the dirty stripping solution and double rinse the entire floor. Make sure no residue remains! Rinse water should be changed frequently. Warning: Highly alkaline cleaner. Do not take internally. Avoid breathing vapor and prolonged skin contact. Do not splash in eyes. Observe and follow MSDS sheet precautions. See MSDS Sheet
ElectraGlaze ESD Floor Finish
ElectraGlaze features a proprietary, aqueous co-polymer blend of 22 active ingredients (most other esd finishes a mere 17). Our exclusive formulation provides dramatically superior chemical, water and slip resistance with the best resistance to abrasions and scuff marks in the industry. ElectraGlaze's permanent conductive properties add minimal resistivity to esd conductive flooring and tend to actually improve the conductivity of static dissipative flooring. With ElectraGlaze scuff marks are easy to remove (no more scouring your floor on your hands and knees with Scotch Brite;).
Note Avoid application in high humidity conditions, high humidity tends to make all esd floor finishes develop an oily feel. Before application of ElectraGlaze to an existing non esd VCT or any esd floor that may have been previously coated or is extremely dirty strip flooring (go back to step one;). In the case of any of our new, clean, ESD Control Vinyl flooring very light stripping is all that's required.
Application ESD floor finish is not applied like standard floor finish, take the time to understand the difference. It will save you time in the long run. Always use clean containers and non linting finish mops to apply ElectraGlaze. We suggest using a plastic bag to line a clean pail into which you pour the ElectraGlaze. Soak the mop to remove any impurities and rinse thoroughly. Wring out the mop as dry as possible and dip the mop into the Glaze. Wring out the mop so that it does not drip and apply a thin coat of Glaze to the entire floor. Don't allow the mop to become dried out as streaks in the floor will result. Allow the floor to dry thoroughly. The drying time will vary depending on temperature and humidity generally taking between 2 to 4 hours. After the first thin coat has dried for at least 2 hours reapply a second coat. For ESD conductive and static dissipative flooring 1 to 2 thin coats are ideal and provide optimum reductions in conductivity.
ElectraClean ESD Floor Cleaner
After application of ElectraGlaze routine maintenance (to be expected with any floor) is all that is required to maintain the luster and conductivity of the finish. It's important to remove abrasives that can scratch and degrade the conductivity by dry mopping (usually on a daily basis). On an occasional basis (most of our clients prefer to do this once a week) wet mop the floor with a diluted mixture of ElectraClean and water and allow to dry. ElectraClean works great with power scrubbing equipment OR in hand mop applications. ElectraClean removes dirt and abrasives that dry mopping leaves behind and smells great too. Most cleaners and detergents leave behind harmful insulative residues reducing the conductivity of the ESD floor finish. Not SO with ElectraClean! AND, a little ElectraClean goes a long way. Typical dilution is 8 to 16 ounces of ElectraClean mixed with a gallon of water. Note: Do not wash your ElectraGlaze ESD Floor finish for at least 48 hours after application and NEVER wash ElectraGlaze with plain water (always use ElectraClean diluted with water) for damp moping.
ElectraShine ESD Floor Spray Buff
ElectraShine puts the finishing touch on your esd flooring AND removes most scuff marks! Do not dilute! Spray a small amount of mixed solution on a 3 to 4 foot section of the floor. Buff dry using a spray-buff pad on your floor polishing machine. Proceed to the next section and repeat the procedure. Turn the pad when one side is soiled and wash the pad when necessary to avoid re-depositing soil on the floor. Some heel scuff marks may require further attention. Spray a small amount of the spray buff directly onto the mark and allow to set for a short time to penetrate. Then, buff until dry to remove the mark. If persistent scuff marks remain utilize the restoration method as listed below.
ElectraGlaze may be used without polishing or buffing for increased slip resistance, slightly sacrificing conductivity and shine. To increase shine and enhance conductivity, high speed polishing of the final coat is recommended. If preferred, buffing between coats can also be done to level the finish and further enhance gloss. When buffing between coats, buffing should always be followed by a dust mopping of the entire floor using a clean dry dust mop. For highest luster use of a high speed propane polisher is recommended however a high speed, electric floor polishing machine may be used. For most purposes a champagne or white colored pad works well.
Many clients receive years worth of service from one application (and routine maintenance) of the United Floor Maintenance System. When severe scuff marks and ground in detritus have begun to take a toll on the gloss and aesthetics (and are no longer removable via polishing) we recommend the following: Forgo stripping the floor! Use ElectraStrip as a last resort. In most cases aggressive scuff marks can be removed via auto scrubbing. Start with a red pad, use plenty of ElectraClean. If more aggressive scrubbing is required switch to a blue pad (note: may cause a reduction in gloss). When scuff marks have been satisfactorily removed recoat the floor with one to two thin coats of ElectraGlaze (avoid application in high humidity conditions, high humidity tends to make all esd floor finishes develop an oily feel). Follow with high speed buffing (if desired). Note: Pretest the ElectraGlaze recoat's electrical conductivity prior to full scale usage to insure that the slight increase in resistance does not exceed your internal specifications. If recoating exceeds resistivity limits, high speed polish the pre-cleaned (initial) ElectraGlaze coating using ElectraBuff and the process indicated in step 4 (above). If gloss reduction is still evident proceed to total strip and application (step 1-4).