Surface Protection Issues

Surface Protection Issues

When using adhesive surface protection products on a job site there's always a small risk of adhesive transfer. Improper set up, high temperatures, high site visitors, and surpassing the really helpful 'remove by' date can all lead to problems with carpet masks and films. Following are a few recommendations to avoid any adhesive transfer.

Always follow the producer's recommendations when utilizing carpet films. Carpet film utilization rankings range from 30 to 60 days. Leaving the film on carpets past the really useful usage ranking invalidates all manufacturers' warranty.
Use films made in the USA for one of the best warranty protection and highest quality.
Carpet films use either water based or solvent based mostly adhesives. Water based adhesives are simpler to remove if a problem occurs.
Never install adhesive carpet protection on wet or damp carpet.
Never set up adhesive carpet protection over glue down carpet for a minimum of seventy two hours to permit the glue to "breathe".
If carpet has been installed over a newly poured cement slab that's not totally cured, keep away from using adhesive carpet protection as it can trap the cement moisture and discolor the carpet.
In cases of maximum heat, shorten the really useful time of application by 50%.
As said on the installation instructions of every film manufacturer, there isn't any warranty offered for application on wool carpets.
If the above steps are taken, the possibility of any adhesive transfer when utilizing a carpet film is negligible. In the cases where steps have NOT been adopted, one among these issues might happen: 1) sticky adhesive residue on carpet, or 2) discoloration of carpet the place the plastic was used. It can be crucial at this step to know the type of adhesive used, water or solvent based.

Water based adhesive film residue easily removes with warm water and could be quickly removed via steam cleaning the carpets. Solvent based mostly adhesive residue can also be removed by way of steam cleaning nevertheless it might take more than one cleaning to completely remove the adhesive. Citrus cleaners available at any hardware store can generally aid in the removal of solvent based adhesive residue. If further problems persist, contact your native surface protection provider to discuss different potential solutions.

Discoloration of carpet is caused by the trapping of moisture under the film and the subsequent response of the moisture and the chemicals in the plastic film. Sadly this situation can only be remedied by removal of the affected area of carpet. This situation occurs most commonly in cases the place users have carpeted over slabs that were not fully cured.