The fixing emulsion can be applied like a paint (brush, roller, pour, spray gun or machine with a 6 mm outlet nozzle).
The filler putty (used to cover cracks and holes, or to smooth surfaces such as a thin plaster) can be applied with a spatula or a trowel.
DECOPROYEC sprayed cork is applied with a spray gun (guns adapted to cork spray are recommended) according to the attached technical sheet, and with 6mm nozzles.
The pressure to be used (3.5 to 4 bar) and the projection distance will derive from the applicator’s experience and the finishing result we want to achieve.
It is not advisable to exceed a pressure of 4 bars and not approach the surface more than 25 – 30 centimeters or move further than 70 – 80 centimeters away.
The surface, before application, must be dry, clean and healthy, in the case of cracks they will have to be sealed with putty.
In the case of old paving in cement or porous materials, drying will take 1 day depending on the ambient temperature (it is advisable to do this type of work during the summer). After 8 – 12 hours of application, an unexpected rain does not compromise the work done, it only delays the drying.
In the case of non-porous floor coverings (ceramic stoneware) or asphalt fabrics that have been damaged occasionally, the drying times may be longer.
In the case of asphalt fabric, it is necessary to lift and remove the non-glued areas, fill these areas and seal the joints with Putty and smooth the surfaces, finally, apply DECOPROYEC sprayed cork.
In the cases of applications made on terraces, the application will also have to be extended to the vertical walls up to a minimum height of 30 cm, these will have to be chopped and cleaned before applying, so that once these areas are covered with DECOPROYEC sprayed cork, stay in the same plane as the uncoated areas, without unevenness. This is done in order to avoid leaks once the coating has been applied and to achieve a good finish.
The correct way to apply the product is through 3 coats, allowing it to dry well between coats. The first layer with little material (being a grip layer), the second covering (without loading as it could crack) and moving away about 80 cm. in total to blend the product well and achieve a good homogeneity.
The applicator’s hand has to move evenly, without pauses, this is achieved with experience; In general, it is advisable to apply a layer of 1.5 mm more or less, of product applied homogeneously over the entire surface, let it dry for about 24 hours and apply a second and third coat.
The sprayed cork achieves its final colour once it is well dry (approximately 1-2 weeks).