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oil and grease seals Sealing Concrete Prior to Carpeting

by:DSH     2019-06-08
oil and grease seals Sealing Concrete Prior to Carpeting
Before installing the carpet on the concrete, it is best to ensure that the concrete surface is smooth, flat, defect-free and sealed.Sealing helps protect the concrete from any spills and reassure you as you know the surface of the carpet is as moisture-proof as possible.Clear all furnished rooms, clear floors-Installed switch board and remove anything that is not permanently attached to the floor.Insert a small crowbar next to the nail hole on the substrate.Gently pry open the skirting board and circle four points from the wall.If you pry between nail holes, you have a greater risk of breaking the substrate.Clean up dust and debris.Open all windows and provide adequate ventilation.Clean the concrete with a solution of 1/2 cups of trisodium phosphate to 2 gallons of warm water.Wear chemical-Gloves and eye protection, scrub with a sponge or brush.For grease, oil and other tough stains, mix 1 ounce of trisodium phosphate, 1 glass of water and 1 cup of adsorption material (such as silica) to form a paste.Apply the paste to the stain.Scrape off the paste after drying and check the clean area.Stubborn stains may require two or three treatments.Rinse the floor with wet vac.Using a mop and a bucket will most likely just push the mixture over.You need to remove all the cleaning residue on the floor.Allow the floor to dry for 24 hours.Fans and dehumidifiers can speed up this process.Fill any cracks or cracks with concrete repair compounds.Let it dry and then smooth with grinder and medium sandgrit sandpaper.Put on the dust cover and clean up all the dust with a sticky cloth.Apply the concrete sealant to the corner of the wall with a brush.Use 1/4-apply the sealer to the rest of the floorExtend the inch nap roller on the handle.Work backwards from one corner of the room to the door so you don't paint yourself into the corner.Let the seal dry 24 hours before carpet and base plate replacement.
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