Prime Coat Substrate Testing Checklist
- Substrate Temperature
- pH of Substrate
- Sulfate Residue Testing
- Bond Strength of Existing Coatings
- Moisture Content of Concrete Substrate
- Dew Point
- Relative Humidity
- Ambient Temperature Range
- Abrasion Resistance Analysis
- Chemical Exposure Requirements
- Skid Resistance Requirements
Prime Coat Testing Equipment List
Sullmair FSC 2000-1346 Floor tester – For measuring the wet and dry coefficients of friction between floor surfaces and a variety of shoe materials.
Micrometer Used for accurate measurement of coating dry-film thickness
Elcometer 106 adhesion tester – Tests the adhesion of a coating to the substrate.
Tooke Gauge – Performs a direct measurement of total film thickness as well as the thickness of individual coats of paint.
Defelsko Positector100-D2 – A non-destructive device for measuring coating thickness on wood, concrete and plastic.
Calcium Chloride – To measure the quantity of moisture passing over, through and below grade concrete floors.
Hydrion pH Pencil – To check the pH of a substrate.
Quanix 1500 – A non-destructive, combination gauge measuring non-magnetic coatings on steel or iron and insulating coatings on non-metallic substrates.
ICRI CSP Visuals – Visual testing against the International Concrete Repair Institute’s Concrete Surface Profile standards.
Elcometer 123 Surface Profile Gauge – Measures the peaks and valleys of a blasted substrate.
Raytek ST2 – A temperature gauge that uses infrared technology to deliver immediate and accurate temperature data.
Tramex CME – Measures the moisture in concrete using radio wave technology.
Dickson TH550 Digital Psychrometer – Measures the relative humidity, ambient temperature and calculates the dew point.