Black Magic™ and Maroon Conditioning and Prep Pads
A Virginia Abrasives Exclusive, Black Magic™ is the Best Solution for Preparing a Factory-Finished or Stripping a Sports/Performance Floor for Recoating.
No matter how well you clean during sanding, you cannot eliminate all the loose wood fibers raised when coating is applied. While screens are often used to smooth these raised grains between coats, screens tend to remove more finish than desired. Black Magic™ pads preserve more of the finish, requiring fewer coats than when using screens. Black Magic™ provides the optimum surface texture for the next coat of finish.
A step up from the standard maroon pads, Black Magic™ pads were developed by our expert team specifically for water-borne finishes on prefinished floors. We found the maroon pads were too fine and did not provide a sufficient scratch pattern to prevent hazing in these conditions.
- Sharp 180-grit silicon carbide particles lightly abrade the surface of factory pre-finished floors for recoating
- Designed for use between coats of finish to provide a textured surface to which the new coat of finish can adhere
- Removes popped or raised grain fibers between finish coats
- Lightly abrades the surface without removing excess finish
- Approximate usage is 500 square feet per side
- We recommend the use of a cleaner specifically designed for recoating prefinished floors prior to use of the Black Magic™ pad
When abrading prefinished floors, the Black Magic™ pad leaves a scratch pattern deep enough that it allows the new finish to stick to the surface, but fine enough to not leave deep scratches. A cost-effective solution, these do a better job than most other products on the market for preparing the surface for recoating when used on prefinished, hardwood or sports flooring.
Maroon Pads are Used for Between-Coat Preparation of Hardwood Floor Finishes
Available in both round and rectangular sizes, the Maroon Floor Polishing Pad is a chemical-free stripping pad. It is an alternative to using a standard black pad stripper to take alI the finish off the floor prior to recoating the floor with new finish. Used with or without water, the Maroon Floor Polishing Pad will provide you with a "Green" solution for stripping the floor. The Maroon pad is "Green" because you will not be introducing stripping chemicals into the environment, featuring Aluminum Oxide with a grit of 220 to 240.
The Maroon Floor Polishing Pad can be used under an auto scrubber, a conventional low-speed buffer machine or under an orbital machine. Simply use your normal buffer machine and replace the conventional stripping pad with the Maroon Floor Polishing Pad. The· Maroon Floor Polishing Pad is 3/8" thick and the round pad should be used with thick Red or White pad or conventional pad driver so it will have more flexibility to reach those unlevel areas of floor surface.
If you are wet stripping LVT, VCT or Concrete, simply wet the area to be strlpped with clear water so the pad is lubricated and the dust is kept under controI. Keep it wet during the entire process. After making several passes with the Maroon Floor Polishing Pad, pick up the solution with a wet/dry vacuum or by using a mop, with a bucket and wringer. After the solution has been picked up, rinse the entire area with a clean mop and clear water. Repeat these steps over other areas that are to be stripped until the entire floor is ready for fresh finish.