Add style and sophistication to any concrete structure, floor, countertop or wall by turning it into the perfect artist's canvas - with the Super-Krete Smooth Finish System. Excellent for interiors that require frequent and thorough cleaning including restaurants, salons and home interiors, Super-Krete Micro-Bond creates a remarkable surface that can be buffed smooth yet remain porous enough to accept stains and protective sealers, unlike polished concrete.
Super-Krete Color Stains provide a natural look over new and old surfaces, both interior and exterior. You can easily achieve the look of an acid stain on pigmented and unpigmented concrete and masonry surfaces without the often uncontrollable and undesirable color results that acid staining entails. Another benefit: none of the hazards, environmental concerns or special handling associated with acid stains.
Create your next masterpiece!
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION FOR S-9000 SMOOTH FINISH SYSTEM:
SUPER-KRETE PRODUCTS IN THIS SYSTEM:
S-12000 HEAVY DUTY DEGREASER™
S-9300 BOND-KOTE® (GRAY OR WHITE)
S-9500 COLOR STAIN™
SUPER-KRETE SEALER OF CHOICE
*Optional for added protection of color in cementitious materials.
A SMOOTH ART DECO FINISH may be achieved when coating over existing concrete substrates. This application is typical when creating an art deco floor or countertop and is extremely popular in restaurant cafes, day spas and salons. Super-Krete Color Stains are used to create a colorful high sheen and decorative flair while protecting the floor. This system is also used to create decorative concrete countertops, outdoor barbecues, sinks, counters, showers, hearths and fireplaces.
To achieve A SMOOTH FINISH, you would use Super-Krete Micro-Bond S-9304 instead of Bond-Kote on the second coat, following the same procedures as you learned the Broom Finish Application.
Remember, having a clear understanding and 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.
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.
CONCRETE RESURFACING WITH BOND-KOTE®
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 (per coat). 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 and mix with a jiffy mixer to achieve a flowable consistency. 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-pack mixture of Bond-Kote and feather the edges with a trowel and water. 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 coats of the application are always 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. Additional coats may be required to achieve the desired finish. Sanding may also be required. Wait 24 hours for Bond-Kote to dry before applying MICRO-BOND™.
FINAL SMOOTHING WITH MICRO-BOND™:
Ensure the surface is free of debris and laitance.
Prepare a Micro-Bond mixture by adding desired amount of water to one bag and mixing well with a jiffy mixer to achieve a flowable consistency. The actual amount of water needed will vary depending on outside factors such as weather conditions. Warmer temperatures may require more water. Integral Color™ may also used in Micro-Bond for enhanced color effects.
Mist the entire surface with water, not allowing puddling.
Have one person pour the Micro-Bond mixture onto the surface and another person apply Micro-Bond at a rate of 700 square feet per bag with a squeegee. Two coats of this application are required.
Apply the second coat of Micro-bond, leaving the surface smooth. Additional coats may be required to achieve the desired finish, and sanding may be required to achieve additional uniformity on the surface.
After applying the final coat of Micro-Bond, let it dry for 24 hours. To create a decorative surface, use Super-Krete S-9500 Color Stains.
Sand the surface down uniformly using a #80 grit or finer sandpaper and floor sanding machinery for an ultra-smooth surface.
Enhance the smooth surface by adding color. Mist the smooth area with the water and apply Super-Krete Color Stains S-9500 using a broom, sponge, brush or filtered airless sprayer. Shake the Color Stain well to ensure that all contents in the product are
thoroughly mixed. Also, filter the stain with a strainer before pouring the stain into a sprayer. It is best to pour half the contents into the sprayer base, shake the container again, and pour the remainder of the product into the sprayer base. Refer to the document “Waterbased Color Staining Techniques” for detailed information on applying Color Stains.
More Helpful Hints:
When applying Color Stains, always use lighter colors as a base first, and highlight areas if desired with darker colors. When highlighting areas for contrast, always make sure that the base color has dried before applying highlight colors. When mixing colors before they have dried, the colors may blend together to form new colors. This can be done, but sure it is the effect you are trying to achieve. Lines and joints can be enhanced using a hand-held dustless grinder blade, and can be grouted out for a more dramatic appearance and add to a dimension. Grouting should be done between sealer coats.
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.