Outdoor Floor Graphics
Calendared PVC film specially designed for bitumen applications, outdoor sidewalk and parking lot floor graphics.
- The surface must be absolutely dry, clean and in reasonable good condition.
- Outdoor floor graphics must be applied in dry weather to a dry surface at temperatures above 10°C on days the temperature is expected to rise to at least 18°C. The weather should remain dry for minimum 24h after application to ensure adhesion build-up on the surface.Heat helps the adhesive to flow to the rough surface to create a better bond. Do not attempt to apply graphics late in the day when the temperature is expected to cool down.
- The rougher the surface the less contact the adhesive will have and the less chance your graphic has for success.
- To clean the surface, use a brush or a stiff bristle broom to remove dirt and dust, sand and gravel or other loose contaminants. Do not use water or cleaners which will cause the surface to become wet.
- Once aligned, pull back 5cm of the liner to expose the adhesive to align and start the application.
- Remove 20cm of liner at a time and using a firm squeegee, short bristle brush or semi-hard roller with firm pressure, forcing the adhesive down into the surface. Make sure to eliminate air bubbles. 6° Bridge graphics over seams if needed but do not force the graphic down into the seam.
- Once complete go back over all edges with firm pressure to make sure they are all in full contact to the surface.
- If possible trim sharp corners to a rounded radius to help minimize edge lifting.
- On rougher surfaces use heat and pressure to conform the graphic to the surface.
- Do not have multiple layers of overlap on your graphic. This may result in trips, falls and injuries.
Due to the wide variability of substrates & surfaces, no claims for unsuccessful applications onto or removal are accepted by Colour Graphics.
GENERAL REMARK : factors affecting adhesion
To ensure application suitability - always test the proposed construction under actual application and end-use conditions before going into full production.
The following factors will adversely affect adhesion of a pressure-sensitive adhesive:
- Dusty, dirty, oily or oxidised surfaces
- Application below the minimum application temperature or use outside of the recommended service temperature ranges.
- Raising humidity coming from fissures or other defects of the substrate. Cutting the material along any fissure or tile can decrease this effect.