For improved looks and durable repairs - without demolition and replacement - simply level out the surface by applying two coats of Super-Krete Bond-Kote creating a nominal thickness of 1/32" to 1/8" over existing concrete and add a basic skid-resistant broom texture. The finish can be light or coarse depending on the broom bristles used. Drawing the broom across the surface in unique patterns can create more ornate designs.
Excellent for repairing sidewalks, curbs and gutters, Bond-Kote makes an old concrete look new again - and makes it even tougher. And for dramatic color and style, add Super-Krete Ure-Kote paint.
Broom Finished concrete doesn't have to be boring!
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION FOR S-1000 BROOM FINISHES:
SUPER-KRETE PRODUCTS IN THIS SYSTEM:
S-12000 HEAVY DUTY DEGREASER™
S-9300 BOND-KOTE® (GRAY OR WHITE)
SUPER-KRETE SEALER OF CHOICE
Broom finishes provide an economical alternative to the removal and replacement of existing concrete. This system creates a flexible and durable finish that can be used to relevel, renovate, resurface and create decorative patterns and designs, with or without integral coloring. When property sealed, the new finish will resist gas, oils, water, salts, freeze thaw cycles and ultraviolet rays.
Remember, having a clear understanding of the fundamentals behind coatings, how they bond to a substrate, and the importance of understanding substrate conditions will prepare you for long term success with Super-Krete products.
Following are the steps required to perform a basic concrete resurfacing or repair installation. This basic repair system is used anywhere there is concrete that needs restoration or repair including but not limited to sidewalks, driveways, walkways, curb & gutter, parking lots bridge decks and airport runways.
New concrete must be allowed to cure for 28 days.
Review and follow Super-Krete Specification S-1 Surface Preparation for required surface preparation procedures.
Review and follow Super-Krete S-9900 Crack Treatment System.
This method can be used to produce either a subsurface bond coat or a wearing surface. The objective is to fill all minor pop-outs, variations and cracks with as thin a coat as possible (typical is 1/16”per 2 coats). A three man crew performing a squeegee application should complete 20,000 to 30,000 square feet of open area per day. Rougher areas will require additional time.
Surface to be coated shall be kept damp with clean water at all times during application of material.
Dampen the surface, not allowing water to puddle.
Prepare a Bond-Kote mixture by adding desired amount of water to one bag to achieve a flowable, pourable mixture. Mixing material well with a jiffy mixer. The actual amount of water needed will vary depending on outside factors such as weather conditions. Warmer temperatures may require more water.
Fill spalls and holes with a dry slump Bond-Kote mixture, feathering the edges with a trowel and water. Allow the patches to dry. Then, mist the entire surface with water, not allowing it to puddle.
Pour the Bond-Kote mixture onto the surface apply Bond-Kote at an approximate rate of 300 square feet per bag with a squeegee. Two applications are required.
Apply the second coat of Bond-Kote with a squeegee and follow the squeegee application with a soft bristled broom at a rate of 300 square feet per bag, to create a broom finish. Additional coats may be required to achieve the desired finish. Sanding may also be required if ridges are present on the surface to smooth them.
After applying the final coat of Bond-Kote always wait 24 hours before applying any other coatings or sealers.
Apply a minimum of two coats of the Super-Krete Sealer of Choice. Refer to the section entitled “Selecting the Right Sealer” for application instruction.