Primer dry time is very important when you are trying to put a self-leveling concrete. Because of the work that the primer does, we just have to make sure that we get the priming very well so that we will avoid mistakes from the get-go.
Do I need a primer before self-leveling the floor?
The primer holds the moisture in the self-leveling flooring so it can cure properly. Furthermore, it works as a binder to guarantee that the self-leveling floor properly attaches to the substrate.
Self-leveling concrete primer dry time
Generally, when looking at the drying time of a primer, you must consider the products. Some products have a dry time of 1 hour and others can be 2 hours, and also for the primer to be completed done well, you must check if the floor is tacky by using your finger to touch it, if the floor is you must have to wait for it to dry.
Some external factors can affect the dry time, things as sunlight and an airy environment.
Do I need a primer for the self-leveling sub-floor?
Absolutely with what the primer does by preventing water losses from going into the wood and making they would swell up and eventually begin to rotten or break, the primer helps to hold the water from the self-leveling concrete.
How to apply a primer for self-leveling concrete
Before you apply the primer, clean the surface with a sponge or grind away any debris. You get your paintbrush or paint roller and pour the primer into the bucket. and then dipped into the primer Then you apply from inside, moving toward the door. Do this if you are inside. For some primers, you can only apply once and start leveling. For others you can apply up to two or three times sequentially, being that the first application must be done in the first one or two hours. Once it is dry we will commence the second application
Self-leveling concrete without a primer
Self-leveling concrete without a primer will be a disaster because your work will be full of problems, problems as not bonding well, and cracking, which defeats the purpose of self-leveling concrete.
Problems that you will face if you don’t prime a wood?
Before applying self-leveler to wood floors, they must be primed. The water-saturated self-level compound will be used to cover the floor, causing the wood to swell. When it dries, it shrinks again, potentially causing fractures in the underlayment and self-leveled floor above. The primer protects the timber from water absorption.