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Installation Procedure



When preparing to apply DuraStripe on your floors, please take note, as with any paint and tape installation, it is crucial that the floor be prepped properly - absolutely clean and dry. If you have old tape or paint on your floor, and want to apply the DuraStripe directly on top, please ensure to remove all adhesive residue and/or paint completely from the surface. Residue from the old tape or paint, could lift from the floor, and this would cause the DuraStripe to lift as well.

The floor must be extremely well cleaned, and be absolutely dry. To ensure that there is no haze left on the floor after cleaning/washing, it is recommended to use products that have very little chlorine, or preferably none at all.  Many floor cleaning liquids have chlorine, which has a tendency of leaving a haze on the floor.  Haze can make it difficult for any adhesive to stick effectively (the effect is similar to that of applying a Band-Aid to oily or wet skin.)

It is most recommended that the cleaning and prepping of the floor be done at least 30 minutes prior to applying the DuraStripe. The preferred method for cleaning the floor is to use regular detergent and water. If you are required to use a degreaser on the floor, please remove / wash off the degreaser prior to applying the DuraStripe. Once the floor is dried properly, you may apply the DuraStripe where needed.  

To ensure the DuraStripe has been applied properly, and to remove any air pockets beneath the DuraStripe, you may drive something heavy, such as a forklift, over the entire line. The weight will help squeeze out any air pockets.

Please note: if your floor surface has a lot of cracks or holes, this can reduce the lifespan of the DuraStripe in these areas, as air can get caught beneath the adhesive. In areas such as high traffic zones, where pallets, skids or other objects have the tendency to scrape or drag on the ground, we would recommend using the DuraPux or to score a solid line every foot.

The DuraPux are made of the same material as the DuraStripe. Should by chance something drag or push on it, only 1 or 2 of the DuraPux may come up, and are just as easy to replace. Applying these “dots” to create a dotted line, has proven to be very effective. As with the DuraStripe, simply apply the DuraPux on the smoothest and undamaged part of the floor surface, avoiding holes and cracks.

Be very sure when applying the DuraStripe that all lines are applied solely on the floor. As it is easy to cut the DuraStripe with either scissors or an exacto-blade, it is easy to end your line, when you arrive at an elevated part of the floor, such as pillars, posts, table legs, and similar. Elevated sharp bends will no doubt capture air beneath it, as well as dirt. Once your floor is prepped, dried and the DuraStripe has been applied, you are ready to go!

DuraStripe Corner Corners are easily and accurately mitered by overlapping two layers of DuraStripe at the corner, allowing several extra inches of product beyond the corner as shown. Leave the backing on the last foot of the bottom layer, and remove the backing from the first foot of the top layer. Affix the top layer to the bottom layer at the desired angle. Cut both layers together from the inside corner to the outside corner.
 
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