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How-To: Floor Marking Cleaning and Prep Instructions

31 May, 2024

In this video, we'll walk you through the steps of prepping and cleaning your floor for DuraLabel PathFinder Floor Marking tape in order to mark a fire exit. Follow these steps to ensure your fire exits are easily identifiable and compliant with safety regulations.
Floor Marking Tape Prep and Cleaning Instructions:
Floor Preparation Instructions:
1. Clear out and block off the area where applying tape.
2. Sweep up any dirt or debris from the floor.
3. Clean the floor with a general cleaner (avoid citrus-based). Scrub with clean rag or brush.
4. After it’s dry, wipe the surface with Isopropyl alcohol to remove any leftover residue and let it dry.
Clean Floor Test:
1. Cut a small square of tape from your roll.
2. Stick to the floor for 10 seconds.
3. Peel off and check the adhesive side. If there’s dirt or debris, repeat floor preparation steps until the clean.
0:07 Part I: Clean & Prep
0:13 What Happens If You Don't Clean Your Floor?
0:22 Step 1: Clean & Sweep Area
0:26 Step 2: Clean Floor with General Non-Citrus Based Cleaner
0:32 Step 3: Use Isopropyl Alcohol to clean leftover residue
0:40 Step 4: Check if Floor is Dry
0:45 Step 5: Test for Clean Floor
0:51 Ready to Apply Floor Tape