How To Create Safety Markings with Belzona 5231
Safety markings are an essential component to a safe workplace. Most importantly, the floors must be clearly marked. Therefore, one of the most common uses for safety markings is designating aisles and paths in high traffic areas such as warehouses, storage facilities and production terminals. When managed and designed properly, safety markings improve safety, productivity and the overall efficiency of the work flow.
In this blog post, we demonstrate how to create safety markings with Belzona 5231 (SG Laminate). Belzona 5231 is a two-part epoxy coating designed to resist abrasion and chemicals. When combined with an aggregate, Belzona 5231 creates a slip-resistant flooring solution. Belzona 5231 comes in a variety of colors. For this application, we used Belzona 5231 in bright yellow as required by OSHA standards.
For this application, we used Belzona 5231 (SG Laminate) in bright yellow for high visibility. First of all, we cleaned and prepared the surface. Since the application was carried out on bare concrete, we used a scarifier to abrade the substrate. If an application area has an existing coating, the area can be pressure washed and abraded with an emery cloth. Following surface preparation, we mixed Belzona 5231 Base and Solidifier and transferred to a tray. We used a paint roller to apply Belzona 5231. In this case, we applied two coats of Belzona 5231 to provide better visibility. If desired, one thicker coat may be used instead.
Supplies and tools needed for a safety marking application with Belzona 5231
Step-by-Step Instructions of a Safety Markings Application with Belzona 5231
Step 1: Tape off the application area in accordance with OSHA. Aisle markings width between 2″ to 6″ is considered acceptable.
Step 2: Prepare the surface using a concrete scarifier.
Step 3: Remove dust
Step 4: Tape off the application area.
Step 5: Thoroughly mix the Base and Solidifier of Belzona 5231 until a homogeneous color is achieved.
Step 6: Transfer the mixed product into a plastic paint tray and apply the first coat.
Step 7: After the first coat has fully cured, apply the second coat.
Step 8: Remove tape and allow the coating to cure.