Resin installation hints and tips

We share some hints and tips about installing a resin surface.
HMS Installation video

With all DIY tasks, prior preparation and sound knowledge of the job ahead is the best way to achieve a top quality outcome, and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to the preparation and application of decorative surfacing.

The team at HMS have put together a list of hints and tips to ensure your installation is as smooth as possible, supported by our super-informative, free to download Installation Videos

  • Choose a dry weather day above 5c… don’t risk the rain and frost as this will spoil your finished look. Check the weather forecast!
  • Read the Application Guide and watch the Installation Videos carefully before starting work.
  • Make sure all of your tools and equipment are clean, in working order, and to hand before starting work.
  • Take time to thoroughly clean your work area, making sure there is no surface dirt, such as garden waste, moss, motor oils or leaves.
  • Think about whether you need some extra help – large areas should ideally be completed with a 2 -3 man team to ensure a smooth process.
  • Keep tools clean of excess material by cleaning with a small amount of white spirits and a soft lint-free cloth during and after your installation. Use white spirit sparingly as this can affect the curing performance of the resin if over-used.
  • Make sure you have enough material to complete your job BEFORE starting – we recommend allowing for a 10% contingency to be safe!
  • Allow adequate time to finish your project – take time to pay attention to the finer details to achieve a great end result.
  • Consider how you will protect your finished work area while the material cures. In cooler temperatures this could be up to 12-18 hours

View our installation videos here.

You are also welcome to come and visit our purpose built showroom in North Kilworth 8 minutes from Lutterworth.

About HMS

HMS has more than 25 years’ unrivalled trading history in providing high quality resin based surfacing treatments for Highways England, Main Contractors, Local Authorities, National Home Builders and private individuals.

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