The E-Z Way K-450 applicator is a lightweight, completely self contained gravity fed system for applying oil base gym / wood floor finishes. It allows you to complete your job in 1/3 the time compared to traditional methods. The E-Z Way K-450 is a a dual valve wood floor finish applicator for the application of high solids oil base wood finish.
The applicator is specifically designed for applying 40-55% solid VOC oil based finishes. This labor saving finish applicator is designed specifically where professional quality results are required.
How to Use the K-450 Applicator
Before filling the E-Z Way with finish, rinse out the tank and check the manifold tube to be sure that all of the holes are clear and function properly (use mineral spirits for rinsing and cleaning the tank of the K-450).
Using a funnel, fill the tank of the K-450 with finish.
Open the valve and dispense a small puddle of finish on the floor. Turn off the valve and soak up the wood finish with the lamsbwool applicator pad. Repeat if necessary to ensure that the head is thoroughly wet. Open the valve enough to deliver a small arc of finish onto the floor (only about an inch). As you pull the pad across the floor, keep it tracking at a 45 degree angle. Adjust the valve and the speed as you walk to maintain a very small puddle in front of the pad. There should be a bead of finish about an inch or two wide that flows around the edge of the pad. Keep the tank half full to full as this changes its weight and likewise the thickness of the coating left behind.
Be certain to overlap the previous pass by 4-6 inches. As you’re approaching the end of the floor, shut off the valve several feet early to prevent excess finish from creating a large puddle.
- Don’t let the tank run dry.
- Refill near the end walls, not in the middle of the floor.
On the last pass, regulate the valve so only enough material needed to complete the job is applied. Place the K-450 applicator head in a plastic bag between coats (this prevents the lambswool from drying out). If the next coat won’t be until the next day, remove the pad and rinse it well. Monitor the drying process.
When the floor appears visibly dry, turn on the HVAC and allow the air to exchange. Plan on at least 16 hours to 24 hours dry time between coats if using "Crystal Cote 350"
E-Z Way K-450 specifications:
- The K-450 is portable, lightweight, and is easily maneuvered
- Completely self contained
- Weighs only 8 pounds (dry weight)
- Refinish floors 4x faster than conventional methods
- 24" coverage
- 2.5 gallon capacity tank
- Includes (1) 24" lambswool pad
Which one to choose?
The K-450 is specifically for high solid VOC compliant oil base wood floor finishes. The K-450 does not have a manifold like the K-100 & K-220. Rather, it dispenses material directly to the floor.
The lambswool pad is for oil base and water base wood floor finishes. This head applies a thicker, heavier coat than the white pad.
The applicator pad (white) is made of rayon and polyester fiber (cut end). This head is suitable for water viscous finishes i.e. floor finishes and floor restorers.