When applying Bond-Kote at 1/8-inch for use as a stamp overlay to concrete, it is recommended that a seamless texturing mat be used because of the depth of the overlay. If a patterened mat is used, the grout joints on the mat will exceed the depth of the materials and will most likely not expose a definite pattern.
Using the S-1050 System allows the installer to use less material to create a newly textured surface. Seamless textures can be additionally enhanced by using strapping tape to create the appearance of grout joints, or by using multiple types of patterns and colors in the desired finish.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION FOR S-1050 1/8-INCH OVERLAY:
SUPER-KRETE PRODUCTS IN THIS SYSTEM:
S-12000 HEAVY DUTY DEGREASER™
S-9300 BOND-KOTE® (GRAY OR WHITE)
S-2000 INTEGRAL COLOR™*
S-9500 COLOR STAIN™
S-1710 LIQUID RELEASE AGENT™
SUPER-KRETE SEALER OF CHOICE
S-15000 FLEX SMOOTHER
S-19000 GAUGE RAKE SET WITH 1/8” CAMS
*Optional for added color protection in cementitious materials.
Super-Krete developed the S-1050 System to allow you to apply a thin 1/8” overlay over concrete when the desired finish is a seamless texture. It is required that a seamless texturing mat be used for this system because of the depth of the overlay. If a patterned mat is used, the grout joints on the mat will exceed the depth of the material, and will most likely not expose a definite pattern. Using the S-1050 system allows you to use less material to create a newly textured surface. Seamless textures can be additionally enhanced by using strapping tape to create the appearance of grout joints, or by using multiple types of patterns or colors in the desired finish.
With this application, it is important to remember to “stay within yourself”. Although Bond-Kote’s pot life is lengthy, do not mix and pour out more material than you are able to texture at a time, especially in warmer temperatures. Always determine your starting and ending point in advance, and tape off all edges to protect surrounding areas. Know in advance how you will lay out your texturing tools, and keep your work areas clean and organized for easy application and clean-up.
All existing concrete surfaces must be structurally sound, solid and completely clean. Remove all sealers, curing compounds, curing agents, dust, dirt oil and other contaminants that may act as a bond-breaker.
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.
RESURFACING / TEXTURING
Dampen the surface, not allowing water to puddle. Prepare a Bond-Kote mixture by adding desired amount of water to one bag to a mixed consistency that will maintain 1/8-inch profile. Mix 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.
Pour the Bond-Kote mixture onto the surface and apply Bond-Kote at an approximate rate of 50 square feet per bag with a Gauge Rake set with 1/8” cams.
Wearing overlay spikes, walk onto the surface and use a Super-Krete Flex Smoother or mason trowel to remove any lines that may appear from the gage rake application. The Flex Smoother does not require any added pressure be applied. Simply float the Flex Smoother or trowel over the surface to achieve uniformity and remove markings caused by Gauge Rake.
Honor all expansion joints by marking them with a trowel, and clear the Bond- Kote out of those areas completely, following the line of the joint from beginning to end. Open the expansion joint all the way through the 1/8” overlay with a trowel or other tool that is as wide as the crack or joint. “V” cut is recommended.
Allow Bond-Kote to set so that it is pliable, but do not allow Bond-Kote to set completely before the surface is textured. On warmer days, Bond-Kote may set faster. Simply add more water to the Bond-Kote mixture under these conditions.
Using a hand held sprayer, spray Super-Krete Liquid Release Agent onto the texture mats, and onto the surface area to be textured simultaneously. Do not spray Liquid Release Agent too far ahead, as it will evaporate before you are able to get to the area and stamp it.
Lay the mats onto the surface, and either walk or pound in the impression using a rubber stamping tool. Then remove the mat, and move to an unimprinted area and repeat the process until the entire surface has the impression of the mats. Be sure to overlap the stamps to create your seamless impression when texturing. Pay attention to the lines, joints and details of the pattern when placing the stamps side by side, aligning one under the other to create an even impression. Always check the impression before you remove the mat to ensure the pattern has been fully compressed into the Bond-Kote. Continue this method, pulling one mat up and moving to the next area to texture. Use touch-up skins for stairs, corners, and to even up any overlap that may appear.
Clean your tools, and clean up the edges of the surface by using a wet paint brush, and brush the Bond-Kote into a smooth finish at the vertical edges of the slab.
Allow Bond-Kote to completely dry for at least 24 hours. On the following day, tool out any unclean grout lines, and use a diamond cut blade to open the expansion joints. Sweep or blow off all debris using a soft bristle broom or leaf blower. Thoroughly cut out all expansion joints to their original width and depth.
Wet the textured area with water, and clean the entire surface with Super-Scrub using a broom. Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue left from Liquid Release Agent. DO NOT clean the surface with a lotion soap or detergent cleaner, as they will create a bond-breaker. If any shrinkage cracks are visible, sponge in a Micro-Bond mixture into the cracks and remove all excess material from the surface.
Enhance the surface by adding color. Refer to the section of this manual entitled “Waterbased Color Staining Techniques”.
Refer to the section of this manual entitled “Selecting the Right Sealer”. Two coats of the preferred Super-Krete sealer are required over this application to ensure durability, wear and ease of maintenance. The sealers of choice for this application are Clear Seal Plus S-8600 for a semi-gloss look on high traffic walking areas, or VOC 93 Clear Sealer S-8800 for higher traffic areas and Supra-Seal I or Supra-Seal II for tire traffic. The colored surface should be left to dry completely for a period of 24 hours before applying any sealers.
Super-Krete does not warrant against cracks returning or other Acts of God.