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STAINS AND TRANSPARENT FINISHES
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** DuraSeal / Fabulon; stains, transparent finishes, and maintenance products.
This section is based on the products of DuraSeal / Fabulon, which is located at:
101 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Toll Free Tel: 800-364-1359
Fax: 800-601-9055
Email: request info (Antonietta.Trunzo@sherwin.com)
Web: www.duraseal.com
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PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
A.
Filling and patching wood surfaces.
B.
Penetrating wood floor finish.
C.
Fast drying wood floor stain.
1.
Wood floors.
D.
Fast drying wood floor sealer.
E.
Polyurethane wood floor finish.
1.
New wood floors.
2.
Recoating.
3.
Old wood floors.
F.
Waterborne wood floor finish, Single component type.
G.
Waterborne wood floor finish, Two component, non-ambering type.
H.
Putty for finished wood floors.
I.
Floor cleaner and reconditioner.
1.
Hardwood floors.
J.
Paste wax floor finish.
1.
New wood floors.
2.
Old wood floors.
K.
Liquid wax finish.
1.
Wood floors.
L.
Floor wax and cleaner.
M.
Hardwood floor cleaner.
N.
Gym floor sealer and finish.
O.
Gym floor waterborne sealer and finish.
P.
Gym floor polyurethane finish, 350 VOC.
Q.
Gymthane Floor Polyurethane Finish, 450 VOC.
R.
Gymthane Floor Polyurethane Finish, 550 VOC.
S.
Gym floor two component polyurethane finish.
T.
Gym floor waterborne polyurethane finish.
U.
Gym floor Paint for gamelines.
V.
Gym floor penetrating finish.
W.
Gymthane Water Based Sealer.
X.
Gymthane Clear Court, 2 component.
Y.
Gymthane Water Based Finish.
Z.
Gymthane Gameline Paint.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 09 64 19 - Wood Composition Flooring.
B.
Section 09 01 60.91 - Flooring Restoration.
C.
Section _____ - _______________________________.
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
NOFMA - National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association.
B.
NWFA - National Wood Flooring Association.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
B.
Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
1.
Preparation instructions and recommendations.
2.
Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
3.
Installation methods.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete the following paragraph if samples are not required.
 
C.
Samples:
1.
Opaque: One draw down of each specified color.
2.
Semi-Transparent: Substrate with two transparent variations.
D.
Manufacturer's Certificates: Certify products meet or exceed specified requirements.
1.5
QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.
Installer Qualifications: Minimum five years experience regularly engaged and specializing in the application of stains and transparent finishes to floors.
B.
Pre-Installation Meetings:
1.
Before Application: Inspect surfaces to be treated, noting in writing to the Architect, deficiencies or flaws which would affect the performance or appearance of the finish.
2.
Beginning of Application: Manufacturer's Representative shall assure utilization of proper equipment, verify material quantities, and supervise material application techniques upon a substantial floor section. This section shall act as a comparative standard for the project.
C.
Installer shall not proceed with material application until all deficiencies noted in pre-application inspection report have been corrected.
D.
Notify manufacturer no less than 5 days before starting application.
1.6
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver materials in original sealed containers, clearly marked with manufacturer's name, type of material, and batch number.
B.
Inspect the materials upon delivery to assure that specified products have been received.
C.
Store materials where temperatures are not less than 40 degrees F (4.5 degrees C).
D.
Use all means necessary to protect material before, during, and after installation, and to protect work of other trades.
E.
Store and dispose of solvent-based materials, and materials used with solvent-based materials, in accordance with requirements of local authorities having jurisdiction.
1.7
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
A.
Comply with current Federal and State environmental requirements.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: DuraSeal / Fabulon, which is located at: 101 Prospect Ave.; Cleveland, OH 44115; Toll Free Tel: 800-364-1359; Fax: 800-601-9055; Email: request info (Antonietta.Trunzo@sherwin.com); Web: www.duraseal.com
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
D.
Provide all stains and transparent finishes from a single manufacturer.
2.2
MATERIALS
A.
Filler and Patching Compound: Dura Seal "Filler and Patch" products, designed to fill open grain and patch nail holes in bare and unfinished wood.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Filler and Patch products are designed to be compatible in color with natural wood species, including white oak, red oak, and maple/ash/pine. They have fast drying times and adhere well to wood, sand easily, and absorb stain in a manner similar to wood.
 
1.
Color: White Oak.
2.
Color: Red Oak.
3.
Color: Maple/Ash/Pine.
4.
Color: Brazilian Cherry
5.
Color: Walnut
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Penetrating Wood Finish" is formulated to seal, color, and provide exceptional durability on bare wood and masonry surfaces. It provides a soft, satin sheen and bonds with wood so as to not scratch or wear away. Available in many colors, it can be used with or without a finish coat. "Penetrating Wood Finish No. 210 Neutral" can be used to lighten any standard color.
 
B.
Penetrating Wood Floor Finish: DuraSeal "Penetrating Wood Finish" semitransparent stain; oil and resin blend.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select color(s) from below; delete those not required for the project.
 
1.
Color: No. 200 Natural.
2.
Color: No. 202 Nutmeg.
3.
Color: No. 204 Chestnut.
4.
Color: No. 208 Royal Mahogany.
5.
Color: No. 210 Neutral.
6.
Color: No. 216 Antique Brown.
7.
Color: No. 221 Golden Brown.
8.
Color: No. 223 Coffee Brown.
9.
Color: No. 228 Medium Brown.
10.
Color: No. 231 Ebony.
11.
Color: No. 237 Spice Brown.
12.
Color: No. 239 Rosewood.
13.
Color: No. 243 Sedona Red.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Fast Dry Wood Stain" is designed to dry in three hours, coloring the densest wood floor in a single coat. It is available in four rich wood tones. It should be finished with any Dura Seal finishing product.
 
C.
Fast Drying Wood Floor Stain: Dura Seal "QuickCoat Penetrating Finish."
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select color(s) from below; delete those not required for the project.
 
1.
Color: No. 811020000 Nutmeg
2.
Color: No. 811040000 Chestnut
3.
Color: No. 811080000 Royal Mahogany
4.
Color: No. 811100000 Neutral
5.
Color: No. 811110000 Provincial
6.
Color: No. 811120000 Golden Oak
7.
Color: No. 811160000 Antique Brown
8.
Color: No. 811210000 Golden Brown
9.
Color: No. 811220000 Mesquite
10.
Color: No. 811230000 Coffee Brown
11.
Color: No. 811240000 Special Walnut
12.
Color: No. 811250000 Red Mahogany
13.
Color: No. 811280000 Medium Brown
14.
Color: No. 811300000 Early American
15.
Color: No. 811310000 Ebony
16.
Color: No. 811330000 English Chestnut
17.
Color: No. 811350000 Cherry
18.
Color: No. 811370000 Spice Brown
19.
Color: No. 811390000 Rosewood
20.
Color: No. 811400000 Colonial Maple
21.
Color: No. 811410000 Fruitwood
22.
Color: No. 811430000 Sedona Red
23.
Color: No. 811450000 Golden Pecan
24.
Color: No. 811500000 Gunstock
25.
Color: No. 811710000 Dark Walnut
26.
Color: No. 811750000 Jacobean
27.
Color: No. 811010000 Country White
28.
Color: No. 811700000 Weathered Oak
29.
Color: No. 811720000 Classic Gray
D.
Fast Drying Floor Sealer: DuraSeal: Quick Dry Sealer No. 81560.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Polyurethane" is formulated to provide excellent durability and stain resistance. It gives wood floors depth and richness while protecting them from dirt and spills. Available in three sheens and aerosol touch-up spray.
 
E.
Polyurethane Floor Finish: Dura Seal "Polyurethane" transparent oil-based finish.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Dura Seal 1000" provides the performance and durability of two-component finishes while eliminating the need for a separate cross-linker. It is available in gloss, semi-gloss, and satin sheens.
 
F.
Waterborne Wood Floor Finish, Single Component Type:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the material required from the following two paragraphs and delete the one not required.
 
1.
DuraSeal Water Based Polyurethane, ambering, emulsified oil resin, one-component, 100 percent urethane wood floor finish formulated for all traffic areas.
2.
DuraClear, NON-AMBERING commercial water based floor finish, under 125VOC.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the finish required from the following and delete those not required.
 
3.
Sheen: Gloss.
4.
Sheen: Semi-gloss.
5.
Sheen: Satin.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Dura Seal 2000" is sold in a unique patented package that allows for the crosslinker bottle and the finish container to be sold as a single unit, eliminating the possibility of the cross linker not being available. The Dura Seal 2000 ZC-2 (zero contact, 2 component) system provides a safer way to add crosslinker and avoids contact with undiluted crosslinker. The crosslinker has a protective foil seal that is punctured when inverted, then placed and turned in the DS 2000 ZC-2 patented dispensing spout. It is available in semi-gloss and satin sheens.
 
G.
Waterborne Wood Floor Finish, Two Component, Non-Ambering Type:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the material required from the following two paragraphs and delete the one not required.
 
1.
DuraSeal DuraClear Plus, two-component, non-ambering urethane/acrylic, with Aziridine hardener, wood floor finish formulated for all traffic areas.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the finish required from the following and delete those not required.
 
a.
Sheen: Gloss.
b.
Sheen: Semi-gloss.
2.
DuraClear MAX Commercial Water Based finish, Isocyanate catalyzed, under 275 VOC.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the finish required from the following and delete those not required.
 
a.
Sheen: Gloss.
b.
Sheen: Semi-gloss.
c.
Sheen: Satin.
H.
Putty for Finished Wood Floors: Dura Seal Wood Putty, non-hardening and designed to fill nail holes and cover minor imperfections in stained and finished wood.
1.
Color: Red Oak.
2.
Color: White Oak.
3.
Color: Maple Ash Pine.
4.
Color: Antique Spice Brown.
5.
Color: Chestnut/Gold Brown.
6.
Color: Coffee Brown.
7.
Color: Ebony.
8.
Color: Medium Brown.
9.
Color: Rosewood.
10.
Color: Royal Mahogany.
11.
Color: Sedona Red.
12.
Color: White.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Renovator(tm)" is a special balance of solvent and resin that cleans and reseals hardwood floors previously finished with Dura Seal(R) "Penetrating Gym Finish," "Penetrating Wood Finish," or "Dura Finish(R)." It can also be used on terrazzo, concrete, or unglazed terra cotta tile.
 
I.
Floor Cleaner and Reconditioner: DuraSeal "Renovator" blend of solvent and resin.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Paste Wax" is a special blend of waxes that gives hardwood floors the hand-rubbed luster of fine furniture, protecting and beautifying with minimal maintenance. Available in Neutral or Coffee Brown for dark surfaces.
 
J.
Paste Wax Floor Finish: DuraSeal "Paste Wax" blend of four waxes.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the color required from the following and delete the one not required.
 
1.
Color: Neutral.
2.
Color: Coffee Brown.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Dura Finish(R)" is a rich, durable, liquid wax blend that adds a satin luster to natural and previously sealed or stained wood floors. It may be used as a finish coat or as a maintenance product to restore color and shine to worn wax surfaces. Available in Neutral and Coffee Brown. It may also be used over unglazed tile.
 
K.
Liquid Floor Wax Finish: DuraSeal "Dura Finish" liquid wax blend.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Wax & Cleaner" is a blend of cleaning agents and wax designed to remove scuff marks and built-up dirt while adding a soft sheen to waxed hardwood floors. Available in Neutral for light surfaces and Coffee Brown for dark surfaces.
 
L.
Floor Wax and Cleaner: DuraSeal "Wax & Cleaner" blend of cleaning agents and wax.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Hardwood Floor Cleaner" is a specially formulated cleaner for use on wood floors coated with urethane finishes. It effectively removes scuff marks, stubborn stains, and dirt.
 
M.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner: DuraSeal "Hardwood Floor Cleaner."
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Gymthane(R)" sealers and finishes are a superior quality, high gloss family of finished formulated to enhance the beauty of maple flooring while providing a durable playing surface. They resists scuffs, abrasions, and rubber marks and can be recoated whenever necessary without removing finish. Select the Sealer, Finish and gameline paint required and delete those not required.
 
N.
Gym Floor Sealer: DuraSeal "Gymthane" high gloss polyurethane finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors.
O.
Gym Floor Water Borne Sealer: DuraSeal "Gymthane" waterbased sealer is a penetrating, water-based sealer designed for use on sport floor surfaces. Formulated for use under DuraSeal "Gymthane Clear Court": finish and DuraSeal "Gymthane Waterbased" finish.
P.
Gym Floor Finish: DuraSeal "Gymthane 350 VOC" is a high gloss polyurethane finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors with a maximum VOC of 350 grams/liter.
Q.
Gym Floor Finish: DuraSeal "Gymthane 450 VOC" is a high gloss polyurethane finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors.
R.
Gym Floor Finish: DuraSeal "Gymthane 550 VOC" is a high gloss polyurethane finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors.
S.
Gym Floor Finish: DuraSeal "Gymthane Clear Court" is a two-component high gloss finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors.
T.
Gym Floor Waterborne Finish: DuraSeal "Gymthane" is a waterbased finish is a high gloss urethane finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors.
U.
Gym Floor Paint: DuraSeal "Gymthane Gameline Paint" for use with DuraSeal "Gymthane" water borne and oil-modified finishing systems on wood sports floors. DuraSeal "Gymthane Gameline Paints" are blendable and tintable to any desired custom color.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Dura Seal(R) "Penetrating Gym Finish" is a long-lasting, multi-purpose finish for gym floors that penetrates deep into the wood fibers. It forms a super tough bond that holds up under street shoes and dancing -- even roller skating. No surface film to scratch or wear away; easy to maintain without resanding.
 
V.
Gym Floor Penetrating Finish: DuraSeal "Penetrating Gym Finish."
W.
Gymthane Water Based Sealer: Waterbased Sealer is a penetrating, water-based sealer for use on sport floor surfaces. It is specially formulated for use under DuraSeal Gymthane Clear Court Finish and DuraSeal Gymthane Waterbased Finish
X.
Gymthane Clear Court, 2 component: Clear Court Finish is a superior quality, two-component high gloss finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors.
Y.
Gymthane Water Based Finish: Waterbased Finish is a high gloss urethane finish designed specifically for gymnasium floors.
Z.
Gymthane Gameline Paint: Gameline paint is a waterbased paint is specifically designed for use with DuraSeal, Gymthane water borne and oil-modified finishing systems on wood sports floors. DuraSeal Gymthane Gameline paints are blendable as well as tintable to custom colors.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
EXAMINATION
A.
Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
B.
If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
3.2
PREPARATION
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include the following paragraph for Fast Dry Wood Stain and Fast Drying Sealer.
 
A.
Before application, completely remove existing finishes to bare wood.
B.
Properly prepare surfaces according to NOFMA or NWFA approved methods.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select either or both of the following two subparagraphs, as applicable, for Penetrating Wood Finish.
 
1.
Use No. 100 grit screen for final sanding cut.
2.
Use No. 80 grit screen for final sanding cut before 201 White.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the following subparagraph for Pastels Stain.
 
3.
Use No. 80 grit screen for final sanding cut to allow deeper penetration of stain.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the following subparagraph for Fast Dry Wood Stain.
 
4.
Use No. 100 grit screen for final screening.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the following subparagraph for Gymthane(R) sealer and finish.
 
5.
Use No. 100 grit screen for final cut.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the following subparagraph for Penetrating Gym Finish.
 
6.
Use No. 80 grit screen for final screening.
C.
Remove all dust with broom and/or vacuum; tack surface with a clean towel moistened with mineral spirits.
D.
Protect work of other trades against damage from coatings.
E.
Ensure proper ventilation, application equipment, and safety precautions as recommended by manufacturer.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select the application(s) required from the following paragraphs based on the materials selected above, and as applicable for the project.
 
3.3
APPLICATION
A.
Penetrating Wood Floor Finish:
1.
Stir material thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
2.
Ensure uniform color and appearance by confirming the same product code on each can.
3.
Apply a test sample on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding with entire job.
4.
Use "Penetrating Wood Finish No. 210 Neutral" to lighten standard colors as directed by Architect.
5.
Apply first coat liberally with brush, lambswool applicator, or cloth at approximately 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Do not use steel wool as in the following when using 201 White.
 
6.
Allow material to penetrate 5 to 8 minutes, then remove excess by wiping with rags or buffing with No. 2 steel wool. Remove all excess material to ensure proper dry time.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** A second coat as specified in the following two subparagraphs is not recommended with 350 VOC compliant material; delete if not required for the project.
 
7.
If required to obtain expected results, apply thin second coat at 500-600 square feet per gallon (19.63 square m/L).
8.
Allow material to penetrate and remove excess as for first coat.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** For heavy traffic, commercial applications, a finish coat as specified in the following is not recommended. Instead, the surface should be periodically maintained with "Renovator(tm)" cleaner and reconditioner.
 
9.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours and apply finish coat as specified. Increase drying time for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, lack of air movement, or incomplete removal of excess stain.
10.
Immediately after use, place rags, steel wool, or other waste soaked in Dura Seal Penetrating Wood Finish into a sealed, water-filled metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
B.
Fast Drying, QuickCoat Wood Floor Stain:
1.
Ensure temperature of wood surface and stain are approximately 70 degrees F (21 degrees C).
2.
Shake material thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
3.
Apply a test sample on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding with entire job.
4.
Apply liberally with brush, lambswool applicator, or cloth at approximately 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
5.
Remove excess stain by wiping with clean rags within 10 minutes. Work in areas small enough to ensure removal of stain within 10 minutes.
6.
Allow to dry at least 2 hours and apply finish coat as specified. Increase drying time for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, lack of air movement, or incomplete removal of excess stain.
C.
Quick Dry Sealer over Wood Floors:
1.
Apply liberally with lambswool applicator at 600 square feet per gallon (14.72 square m/L).
2.
Allow to dry at least 2 hours or until dry to the touch. Increase drying time for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, lack of air movement, or heavy application.
3.
Buff with No. 2 steel wool or screen and remove all excess material. Tack floor.
4.
Apply finish coat as specified.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Polyurethane floor finish should be preceded by penetrating wood floor finish, fast drying wood floor stain, or 500 Fast Drying Sealer.
 
D.
Polyurethane Floor Finish over New Wood Floors:
1.
Seal wood floors as specified above and allow to dry thoroughly.
2.
Stir material thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following two subparagraphs and delete ther one not required. The first subparagraph below is for use where 450 VOC compliant materials are required.
 
3.
Apply first coat liberally with brush or lambswool applicator in thin coats, approximately 750 square feet per gallon (18.40 square m/L).
4.
Apply first coat liberally with brush or lambswool applicator in thin coats, approximately 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
5.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Extend drying time for thicker applications.
6.
Screen material lightly with No. 120 grit screen.
7.
Tack floor with a cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
8.
Apply second coat in same manner and application rate as first coat.
9.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Extend drying time for thicker applications.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Additional coats of polyurethane floor finish may be applied if desired. Allow each coat to dry at least 8 hours and screen lightly between each coat. If allowed to dry more than 24 hours, screen thoroughly.
Do not recoat wood floors as specified that have been previously finished with shellac, lacquer, wax, or stains containing stearates or wax.
 
E.
Recoating Wood Floors with Polyurethane Floor Finish:
1.
Clean floors with an abrasive pad moistened with mineral spirits, removing all grease, oil, dirt, soap residue, and other foreign material.
2.
Screen material with No. 100 grit screen.
3.
Tack floor with a cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
4.
Stir material thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following two subparagraphs and delete ther one not required. The first subparagraph below is for use where 450 VOC compliant materials are required.
 
5.
Apply first coat liberally with brush or lambswool applicator in thin coats, approximately 750 square feet per gallon (18.40 square m/L).
6.
Apply first coat liberally with brush or lambswool applicator in thin coats, approximately 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
7.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Extend drying time for thicker applications.
8.
Screen material lightly with No. 120 grit screen.
9.
Tack floor with a cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
10.
Apply second coat in same manner and application rate as first coat.
11.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Extend drying time for thicker applications.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Additional coats of polyurethane floor finish may be applied if desired. Allow each coat to dry at least 8 hours and screen lightly between each coat. If allowed to dry more than 24 hours, screen thoroughly.
 
F.
Polyurethane Floor Finish over Old Wood Floors:
1.
Sand floors to bare wood according to NOFMA or NWFA approved methods. Remove all existing stain and finish.
2.
Tack floor with a cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
3.
Stir material thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one of the following two subparagraphs and delete ther one not required. The first subparagraph below is for use where 450 VOC compliant materials are required.
 
4.
Apply first coat liberally with brush or lambswool applicator in thin coats, approximately 750 square feet per gallon (18.40 square m/L).
5.
Apply first coat liberally with brush or lambswool applicator in thin coats, approximately 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
6.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Extend drying time for thicker applications.
7.
Screen material lightly with No. 120 grit screen.
8.
Tack floor with a cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
9.
Apply second coat in same manner and application rate as first coat.
10.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Extend drying time for thicker applications.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Additional coats of polyurethane floor finish may be applied if desired. Allow each coat to dry at least 8 hours and screen lightly between each coat. If allowed to dry more than 24 hours, screen thoroughly.
Do not recoat wood floors as specified that have been previously finished with shellac, lacquer, wax, or stains containing stearates or wax.
 
G.
Waterborne Wood Floor Finish, Single Component Type:
1.
For new or refinished floors, sand according to NOFMA or NWFA recommendations. Completely remove old finish.
a.
For natural floors, finish sanding with 120 or 150 grit screen.
b.
For stained floors, finish with 100 grit screen, or 80 grit if white stain is used.
c.
Do not use steel wool.
2.
Vacuum thoroughly; tack floor with cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
3.
For stained floors, apply stain following manufacturer's application and dry time instructions. Verify that stain is thoroughly cured before proceeding with finish.
4.
Verify that floor finish material is at room temperature; invert container several times before and occasionally during use.
5.
Apply sealer in accordance with label instructions, using synthetic bar applicator.
6.
Pour a 4-6 inch (100-150 mm) wide line of floor finish along starting wall, going with direction of grain. Pull finish with moistened applicator toward other wall with an angled, squeegee motion. At approach to opposite wall, turn applicator and pad out excess material parallel to wet edge. Feather all turns, stopping, and starting points.
7.
Allow finish to dry for 2-3 hours before applying next coat.
8.
Buff with medium grit pad to achieve smoother final finish.
9.
Apply second coat in same manner as first coat.
10.
If floor was not stained, apply third coat after cleaning entire floor with dust mop moistened with Dura Seal Hardwood Floor Cleaner.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following finish is not recommended for floors that have been previously finished with wax, shellac, lacquer, or stains containing wax or stearates.
 
H.
Waterborne Wood Floor Finish, Two Component Non-Ambering Type: DuraClear Plus:
1.
For new or refinished floors, sand according to NOFMA or NWFA recommendations. Completely remove old finish.
a.
For natural floors, finish sanding with 120 or 150 grit screen.
b.
For stained floors, finish with 100 grit screen, or 80 grit if white stain is used.
c.
Do not use steel wool.
2.
Vacuum thoroughly; tack floor with cloth moistened with water to remove dust.
3.
For stained floors, apply QuickCoat following manufacturer's application and dry time instructions. Verify that stain is thoroughly cured before proceeding with finish. If foreign high solids stain is used, before topcoating buff cured stain with green synthetic pad, then tack with water dampened cloth.
4.
Add crosslinker in strict accordance with manufacturer's instructions. Do not use finish without crosslinker, and use all crosslinked material within 12 hours.
5.
Verify that floor finish material is at room temperature; invert container several times before and occasionally during use.
6.
Apply sealer in accordance with label instructions, using synthetic bar applicator.
7.
Pour a 4-6 inch (100-150 mm) wide line of floor finish along starting wall, going with direction of grain. Pull finish with moistened applicator toward other wall with an angled, squeegee motion. At approach to opposite wall, turn applicator and pad out excess material parallel to wet edge. Feather all turns, stopping, and starting points.
8.
Allow finish to dry for 2-3 hours before applying next coat.
9.
Buff with medium grit pad to achieve smoother final finish.
10.
Apply second coat in same manner as first coat.
11.
If floor was not stained, apply third coat after cleaning entire floor with dust mop moistened with Dura Seal Hardwood Floor Cleaner.
I.
Putty for finished Wood Floors:
1.
Floors must be free of dust, oil, wax, and moisture before application.
2.
Stain, seal, and topcoat before applying putty.
3.
Press putty into nail holes or minor imperfections.
4.
Intermix colors as necessary to achieve custom matches and to accommodate variations in wood coloration.
5.
Wipe excess putty from surrounding area with damp cloth. Clean up with soap and water.
J.
Floor Cleaner and Reconditioner:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Dura Seal(R) Renovator(tm) Cleaner and Reconditioner is neutral in color. For colored floors, the following subparagraph may be used; specify penetrating wood floor finish and color above. Delete the following subparagraph if not required.
 
1.
Mix four parts floor cleaner and reconditioner with one part Dura Seal penetrating wood floor finish, color as specified.
2.
Apply floor cleaner and reconditioner using lambswool applicator or sprayer at 900 square feet per gallon (22.08 square m/L).
3.
Allow 5 minutes for floor cleaner and reconditioner to act.
4.
Scrub floor with No. 2 steel wool until floor cleaner and reconditioner and dirt have been removed and surface is dry to the touch. Periodically change steel wool to ensure proper removal.
5.
Allow to dry at least 4 hours. Increase drying time for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, or inadequate removal of excess material.
6.
Immediately after use, place rags, steel wool buffing pads, or other waste soaked in Dura Seal Renovator Cleaner and Reconditioner into a sealed, water-filled metal container.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Dura Seal Renovator(tm) Cleaner and Reconditioner does not require a finish coat.
Paste wax floor finish below must be preceded by penetrating wood floor finish, fast drying wood floor stain, or fast drying floor sealer.
 
K.
Paste Wax Floor Finish over New Wood Floors:
1.
Stain and seal wood floors as specified above and allow to dry thoroughly.
2.
Place a small amount of paste wax in the center of a piece of cheese cloth; fold the cloth so that paste wax will not come in direct contact with floor.
3.
Wipe floors with cheese cloth in circular motion, applying light pressure to force paste wax through the cloth.
4.
Apply paste wax in small enough areas so that surface can be buffed before wax has set and hardened, approximately five minutes.
5.
Buff each area to a soft sheen with a soft, dry cloth, weighted buffer, or polisher.
L.
Paste Wax Floor Finish over Old Wood Floors:
1.
Clean floor with floor cleaner and reconditioner as specified above.
2.
Place a small amount of paste wax in the center of a piece of cheese cloth; fold the cloth so that paste wax will not come in direct contact with floor.
3.
Wipe floors with cheese cloth in circular motion, applying light pressure to force paste wax through the cloth.
4.
Apply paste wax in small enough areas so that surface can be buffed before wax has set and hardened, approximately five minutes.
5.
Buff each area to a soft sheen with a soft, dry cloth, weighted buffer, or polisher.
M.
Liquid Wax Finish:
1.
Apply with cloth, lambswool applicator, or fine steel wool pad, approximately 2,000 square feet per gallon (49.08 square m/L).
2.
Allow to dry and buff to satin luster using a cloth or floor polishing machine. Drying time will be increased for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, or heavy application.
3.
Allow overnight drying before subjecting floor to traffic or replacing rugs and furniture.
N.
Floor Wax and Cleaner:
1.
Shake container well before use.
2.
Apply with cloth or fine steel wool pad, approximately 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
3.
Gently rub surface to remove dirt.
4.
Wipe away loosened dirt and allow to dry 20 to 30 minutes. Drying time will be increased for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, or heavy application.
5.
Polish using a clean cloth or polishing machine.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Hardwood Floor Cleaner is for use on all floors with a clear, unwaxed finish. Not for use on waxed, oiled, or unfinished wood floors.
 
O.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner:
1.
Use full strength; do not add water.
2.
Sweep or vacuum to pick up loose dirt.
3.
Squirt cleaner lightly in an "S" pattern directly onto floor in a 3 to 4 square foot (0.279 to 0.372 square m) area; avoid puddling.
4.
Damp mop using a well wrung-out mop; rinse mop as needed to remove dirt.
P.
Gymthane Gym Floor Sealer and Finish:
1.
Tack floor with a clean cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
2.
Apply one coat of sealer with lambswool applicator at 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
3.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Increase drying time for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, lack of air movement, or heavy application.
4.
Screen material with No. 100 disc.
5.
Tack floor with a clean cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
6.
Apply gym line paint according to label directions.
7.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
8.
Screen material with No. 120 screen or finer.
9.
Tack floor with a clean cloth dampened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
10.
Apply one coat of finish with lambswool applicator at 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
11.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Increase drying time for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, lack of air movement, or heavy application.
12.
Screen material with No. 100 disc.
13.
Tack floor with a clean cloth moistened with mineral spirits to remove dust.
14.
Apply second coat of finish in the same manner as the first.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Contact the manufacturer for information on low-VOC and Water Based gym floor finishing options.
 
Q.
Penetrating Gym Finish:
1.
Apply first coat with lambswool applicator at 500 square feet per gallon (12.27 square m/L).
2.
Allow to penetrate 5 to 10 minutes.
3.
Remove excess material by wet buffing with No. 2 steel wool until surface is dry to the touch.
4.
Allow to dry at least 8 hours. Increase drying time for conditions of high humidity, low temperature, or inadequate removal of excess material.
5.
Apply second coat in the same manner as the first and allow to dry at least 8 hours.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Removal of excess material is imperative to ensure proper drying time and adhesion of gym line paint.
 
6.
Apply game lines using a moisture-cure urethane line paint or a two-component epoxy line paint according to label directions.
7.
Immediately after use, place rags, steel wool and other waste soaked in Dura Seal Penetrating Gym Finish into a sealed, water-filled metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
R.
Gymthane Ware Based Sealer:
1.
Apply sealer according to label directions.
2.
Pour a 4-6 inch wide line of finish along the starting wall going with the grain.
3.
With the synthetic T Bar applicator pull the finish in a snowplow or squeegee method along the wall. As you approach the wall, turn the applicator and pad out excess finish parallel to the wet edge. Feather all turns, stopping and starting points.
4.
Allow finish to dry 2-3 hours before applying next coat.
5.
If finish is allowed to dry for 24 hours or more you must buff with a DuraSeal Pre-Treat pad before applying the next coat.
6.
Apply the second coat in the same manner as the first.
S.
Gymthane Clear Court:
1.
Apply sealer according to label directions.
2.
Pour a 4-6 inch wide line of finish along the starting wall going with the grain.
3.
With the synthetic T Bar applicator pull the finish in a snowplow or squeegee method along the wall. As you approach the wall, turn the applicator and pad out excess finish parallel to the wet edge. Feather all turns, stopping and starting points.
4.
Allow finish to dry 2-3 hours before applying next coat.
5.
If finish is allowed to dry for 24 hours or more you must buff with a DuraSeal Pre-Treat pad before applying the next coat.
6.
Apply the second coat in the same manner as the first.
T.
Gymthane Water Based Finish:
1.
Apply sealer according to label directions.
2.
Pour a 4-6 inch wide line of finish along the starting wall going with the grain.
3.
With the synthetic T Bar applicator pull the finish in a snowplow or squeegee method along the wall. As you approach the wall, turn the applicator and pad out excess finish parallel to the wet edge. Feather all turns, stopping and starting points.
4.
Allow fin ish to dry 2-3 hours before applying next coat.
5.
If finish is allowed to dry for 24 hours or more you must buff with a DuraSeal Pre-Treat pad before applying the next coat.
6.
Apply the second coat in the same manner as the first.
U.
Gymthane Gameline Paint.
1.
Tape areas to be painted according to MFMA specifications as applicable.
2.
Stir and mix all paint of the same color thoroughly.
3.
Apply paint using a soft woven nap roller or high quality nylon/polyester brush.
4.
Apply paint at 6-8 mils wet; approximately level with the tape. This will ensure one-coat coverage with most colors.
5.
More than one coat may be needed for certain colors.
6.
Allow paint to dry a minimum of 24 hours before abrading or coating with a finish. Additional dry time may be needed in cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
7.
Abrade paint with a used DuraSeal Pre-Treat pad to ensure adequate adhesion.
8.
Sweep, vacuum and tack floor with water to remove all dust. Allow floor to dry a minimum of 30 minutes before applying finish.
3.4
CLEANING AND PROTECTION
A.
Protect adjacent surfaces during preparation and application of materials.
B.
Clean equipment and adjacent surfaces using paint thinner, turpentine, or mineral spirits as recommended by the coating manufacturer.
C.
Protect installed products until completion of project.
D.
Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
3.5
SCHEDULES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain Paragraph below if required to suit project requirements. Identify products by name on the Drawings or use this paragraph to define the location of each type of material to be used. Edit as required to suit project or delete and identify products on the Drawings.
 
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