SIMPLE TO APPLY
The application of the Ashford Formula does not require a lot of time, nor does it involve complicated procedures. If the material is applied to existing concrete, the floor needs to be brought to the point where it is clean, bare concrete. This means that curing agents, dirt, paints, coatings, bondbreakers, oil spills, and other contaminants need to be completely stripped and/or removed. For optimum performance, the Ashford Formula needs to be able to penetrate into the surface so it can react with the concrete.
ONCE AND DONE
It takes only one application of the Ashford Formula to permanently seal your concrete surface. The normal application procedure, whether the concrete is new or existing, is to spray the Ashford Formula on the surface of the slab with a low-pressure, high volume spraying apparatus. Airless sprayers are not recommended. The material should be spray-applied at approximately 200 square feet per gallon to achieve a flood coat on the floor surface. This means that when someone steps on the applied material, the footprint of their shoe should disappear within 3 or 4 seconds.
ACHIEVING PERMANENT RESULTS
Once a flood coat has been achieved, the material should be agitated with fine-bristled brooms to help it penetrate. The material should dwell on the surface for a minimum of 30 minutes without becoming gel-like or slippery. In hot conditions, it may become slippery prematurely. If this occurs, it is necessary to fog or mist the floor with water to keep the Ashford Formula in a liquid state for the entire 30-minute period. When the Ashford Formula turns slippery after the 30 minutes has elapsed, it can be removed by means of a thorough water flush. While the water is on the slab, the surface should be broomed to loosen all excess Ashford Formula from the surface of the concrete. Squeegee dry. Allow to dry for 2 to 3 hours.
MAKE IT EVEN EASIER
The final flush, broom, and squeegee steps can also be accomplished with an automatic scrubbing machine. These machines can dispense the needed water, broom, vacuum, and squeegee dry, all in one easy pass.
Note: During application, care should be taken to avoid spilling or splashing the Ashford Formula on glass, aluminum, or stainless steel. If the material lands on any such surface, it should be immediately rinsed off before it dries. Otherwise, it will etch the surface.