KPC Cork

How to Apply

It's easy to attain a long-lasting cork spray coating by following these instructions.

Stage 1

Inspection

Inspect for asbestos. If present, contact your local government agency about proper remediation and protection.

Stage 2

Surface Preparation

Step 1

Remove rust and/or loose paint with a wire brush or power tool.

Step 2

Clean the surface thoroughly with a pressure washer.

Step 3

Repair any cracks, holes and voids in excess of 1/8”.

Step 4

Tighten screws and other fasteners.

Step 5

Seal screw holes and other penetrations in metal cladding.

Step 6

Allow surface to dry (from 6-24 hours, depending on ambient humidity and temperature.)

Stage 3

Protect

Mask and protect adjacent surfaces you don’t want coated. Lay down tarps to protect underlying grass and landscaping.

Stage 4

Prime

Step 1

Dilute and mix Universal Primer: 4 parts water to 1 part primer.

Step 2

Apply 1st coat by roller or spray application. Let dry for 4-5 hours.

Step 3

Apply 2nd coat. Let dry for 4-5 hours.

Stage 5

Mix Cork ISOLATE

Step 1

Open 12kg (26 lb) pail of Cork ISOLATE.

Step 2

Add 1 bottle Inkercork colorant per 12kg (26 lb) pail of Cork ISOLATE.

Step 3

Mix with a mixing paddle at 800rpms for approximately 2 minutes until colorant is uniformly dispersed.

Step 4

Add 300ml to 1L (10-32 oz) of water gradually, depending on local weather conditions. Higher temperatures and lower humidity require more water.

Important: add the same amount of water to each pail to ensure uniform consistency.

Step 5

Mix again for minimum 2 minutes until a smooth consistency is attained.

Step 6

Allow mixture to rest for 5 minutes before spraying.

Stage 6

Equipment Setup

Recommended Equipment

Graco RTX 5000 Texture Sprayer

Nozzles:

#6 for Cork ISOLATE Tech (Thick)
#5 for Cork ISOLATE Fine (Thin)

Step 1

Wet hose and prime system in accordance with Operating Manual.

Step 2

Pour cork spray mixture into hopper.

Step 3

Close prime valve. Open air control valve.

Step 4

Ensure hose is kink free with minimum amount of bend.

Step 5

Begin to spray into an empty bucket. Once cork spray mixture appears, move gun into hopper and spray until a sold stream of material is circulating.

Step 6

Adjust air control valve and flow adjustment nut on gun until a uniform spray pattern is achieved.

Stage 7

Application

One 12kg (26 lb) pail of Cork ISOLATE spray will provide coverage of approximately 80ft2. Do not apply cork spray during rain or high winds. Apply between ambient temperatures of 5-35 degrees Celsuis.

Step 1

Apply first coat of Cork ISOLATE at a uniform thickness of 1/16 – 1/8 in., spraying 1.5 – 3 feet from the surface in horizontal movements at 60-70 psi. Allow 6-24 hours to dry.

Step 2

Apply second coat using the same technique and allow to dry 6-24 hours.

Step 3

Apply a third, very thin layer at longer distance using a circular pattern to disrupt shadows.

Stage 8

Shut Down

Shut down and clean sprayer and hose in accordance with Operating Manual.