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Frequently Asked Questions

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TintCrete Colored Concrete Resurfacer

 Tools/Supplies:

  • Needed:
    • Water
    • Broom (or bush for smaller applications)
    • Drill
    • Mixer (paddle attachment for drill)
    • Bucket (the included works well)
    • Useful:
      • Squeegee (for large applications)
      • Trowel (for small applications)

 We recommend you perform a test mixture and application prior to use.

  • In a small container, combine water and powder in the following ratios (using the measuring scoop supplied). Using two mix ratios will allow you to select the best color saturation and material consistency for your project.
    • 1 part water to 2 parts powder (leveled)
    • 1 part water to 3 parts powder (leveled)
    • Stir thoroughly
    • Apply mixture approximately 1/16" to 1/8” thick to a small piece of wood or cardboard
    • Select the water/powder ratio that works best for your project

 How do I know it has been mixed enough?

  • Mix for 2-3 minutes, until it is free of lumps.
  • After mixing, it should resemble pancake batter consistency.

 Surface Preparation

  • Power washing at 3500 psi is recommended. Alternatively, area can be scrubbed with a muriatic acid mixture (read directions prior to use) and a brush with wire or stiff bristles. If muriatic acid is used, be sure to rinse thoroughly (we recommend twice) to remove any residue.
  • Surface should be free of dust, dirt, grease, oil, paint – anything that would prevent good bonding of material.
  • Once cleaned, mist or saturate concrete with water and let it begin to dry. Concrete is porous; wetting it helps create a better bond

 Temperature Range for Application

  • 40˚F and rising – 90˚F
  • For outdoor use, apply early or late in the day to avoid fast curing in full sun exposure.

 How much do I need for my project?

  • 1 pound of material per square foot, applied at 1/8” thick. 

 Resurfacing an area with spalling up to ¼” deep:

  • Use product according to directions

Resurfacing an area with spalling greater than ¼” deep – up to 1” deep:

  • Consider applying in 2 stages:
    • Fill Coat
      • Prepare area according to recommendations
      • With water, mist or saturate concrete and let it begin to dry.
      • Mix enough material to fill the deepest sections
      • Apply material to desired thickness, brush finish surface
      • Allow 48 hours before applying top coat
  • Top Coat
    • With water, mist or saturate concrete and let it begin to dry.
    • Use product according to directions

 What if there is color variation?

  • Color variation is common in all concrete applications. To minimize variations, use same ratio of water and powder for each mix, mix thoroughly, allow fill coat to fully cure before finish coat (minimum 48 hours), avoid applying if rain is expected in 48 hours.
  • To even out color, wait 48 hours and apply a 1/16-1/8” topcoat according to directions
  • Done properly, color variations usually blend within a month.

 How soon can I:

  • Walk on it:                           3-6 hours
  • Drive on it:                          24 hours
  • Paint/coat it:                      72 hours
  • Apply a Second Coat:      48 hours
  • ALL THE ABOVE ARE AVERAGES, THE COOLER IT IS THE LONGER IT TAKES.

 For best results:

  • Avoid “overwatering” the material
  • Mix a full 2-3 minutes
  • Prepare area before applying material
  • Avoid applying >1” fill or >1/4” top/finishing

 What if there are areas greater than 1” deep?

 Can this product be used to fix cracks?

  • This product can be used for static/non-moving cracks less than 1” deep:
    • Prepare area; surface should be free of dust, dirt, grease, oil, paint, etc.
    • Mix material to a putty/trowel consistency and fill crack; let dry 48 hours.
    • If you have a moving crack, the crack may reappear after resurfacing

 

JETaFLOW Floor Self-Leveling Kit

 This is a self-leveling concrete product

 Preparation:

  • Surface should be free of dust, dirt, grease, oil, paint – anything that would prevent good bonding of material.
  • Be sure to remove any tile adhesive if present.
  • Scrape, grind to a rough surface finish.

 Primer:

  • Apply primer with a broom, not a roller.
  • Allow to dry (dries within 1-2 hours at 72˚F; allow an additional 1-2 hours for lower temperatures).

 Tips for application:

  • Start at one corner; apply material and guide with a squeegee as it levels.
  • Good ventilation is important; however, avoid direct airflow. A fan can be used to circulate air (i.e. in a basement), but do not point fan directly at surface.

 For sections greater than 1” deep, use QuickSet Concrete Patch

 How soon can I:

  • Walk on it:           24 hours
  • Drive on it:          48 hours

 What if I want to put a floor covering on the area?

  • For floor covering that is NOT moisture sensitive (such as carpeting):
    • Wait 72 hours before applying
    • For floor covering that IS moisture sensitive (such as wood floor, epoxy coat, paint, VCT):
      • You should perform a moisture test (sometimes referred to a s a mat test) to assure the area is dry; any residual moisture may affect the installation or integrity of the installed flooring.

 For best results:

  • Avoid “overwatering” the material – note that adding more water will not make it flow better
  • Mix a full 2-3 minutes

 

HydroPlug Concrete Repair Patch

 This is a general purpose fast-patch for voids up to 2” deep and can be used for:

  • Basement foundations
  • Leaks
  • Retaining walls
  • Pools
  • Tanks
  • Anchoring
  • Filling voids between piping and walls

 Tools/Supplies needed:

  • Gloves (disposable)

 Mixing

  • Mix to putty-like consistency

 How quickly does the material set?

  • Material sets within approximately 3 minutes
  • Apply within 1 minute of mixing

 For vertical cracks:

  • Chip crack to ¾” wide
  • Mix material and apply according to directions