Post by gglockhart on May 11, 2012 18:43:50 GMT -5
I am a maintenance supervisor at a technical college that once was a manufacturing facility. We have VCT squares that are in fairly bad shape. Our president contracted with a janitorial service to only strip and wax once a year. I purchased floor sealer and a 24% floor finish to be used together to give us the best chance of having a finish that would last a year. The contractor refuses to use the sealer because it makes stripping more difficult. The contractor is trying to convince my bosses that I do not know what I am talking about and that floor sealer is old school no longer being used by the floor finish professionals. It is my understanding that good floor finish practice is two coats of floor sealer followed by as many coats of finish to accomplish a 100% solids content. In my case with a finish with 24% solids 4 coats of finish over two thin coats of sealer is needed for optimum durability. I am being told the sealer is just a sales pitch to purchase more product from a salesman. The stripped floors that I (yes I applied the sealer myself because the contracting service would not allow their employee to apply it)applied the sealer before the finish was applied is brighter and prettier than the floor that adjoins it without the sealer so I know it does make a difference. Where can I find info to back up my case that the sealer is not a sales scam. Am I wrong or the contractor?