Surface preparation is the essential first stage treatment of a steel substrate before the application of any coating, and is generally accepted as being the most important factor affecting the total success of a corrosion protection system. Proper surface preparation ensures the longevity of your project. A poorly prepared surface, on the other hand, can result in costly repairs.
The purpose of surface preparation is to: Remove all friable and weak parts from the surface. Remove cement laitance. Remove dirt, oils, waxes, curing compounds, etc. to ensure that your new Coating or Flooring System installation works without failure.