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General Discussion / Concrete Coating
« Last post by Richard on August 12, 2017, 12:30:31 PM »
I have been asked to quote a apartment building , Stairs , Landings , Walkways 160 SQM approx.
I am a professional floor coating applicator and lay a wide range of flooring products but as some of the products are quite expensive I was looking to give some more cost effective options.

There is a previous coating on this concrete which is either worn or peeling . What is the recommended preparation? Pressure clean or Grind?

What is your products adhesion to other coatings like ? Do you have pull off test data ?

And what product do you recommend? Will need to broadcast non slip into it and needs to be UV stable
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Travertine Sealer / Re: Travertine pool surrounds
« Last post by Tex Rowe on July 27, 2017, 03:06:54 PM »
Hi Matt,
Pool Surrounds Sealer is typically the first choice when targeting areas directly exposed to splashes from the pool like coping. Being a penetrating, non-slip and more importantly breathable sealer it fulfills most requirements for such an environment as will never peel.
Now the hard part..creme coloured or light pavers in general are very difficult to darken as any enhancement from a sealer is limited by what the surface is capable of giving. In saying this pool Surrounds Sealer is a solvent so you may experience some darkening as a by-product of the solvent though will not be anywhere near the same level of enhancement say a grey paver would achieve.
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Travertine Sealer / Re: Travertine pool surrounds
« Last post by Matt on July 25, 2017, 05:56:16 PM »
I just found a pool surrounds sealer. That the go? Anything else recommended. With a 15 year life i should have enough in a 5lt tin to last 2 x lifetimes?
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Travertine Sealer / Travertine pool surrounds
« Last post by Matt on July 25, 2017, 05:51:40 PM »
Hi. We had a pool installed a few months ago and havent got round to sealing the travertine coping around the edge. Its a cream colour but looks a little pale when dry compared to when its wet.
What do you recommend for pool surrounds outdoor please?
Its only 1 x paver wide (300x300 paver size i think) so not a large surface area.
Thanks
Matt.
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General Discussion / Using driveway paint on slate flooring
« Last post by Glenn on June 14, 2017, 07:39:45 PM »
So I have 40 litres of driveway paint base and two cans of graphite grey tinter left over from doing my driveway. I am now looking at painting over a 'crazy paver' slate floor in my house as the existing sealer is scratched and paint marked. Can anyone see an issue with using the two cans of tinter in the one 20 litre pail to darken the mix a little and then apply over the slate floor?
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Concrete Sealer / Re: Concrete Sealer Discusion
« Last post by Rob on April 10, 2017, 05:28:11 PM »
Hi Rob,
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I will be chasing a water based penetrating sealer.
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will the penetrating sealer provide a darker matt / satin finish once applied and dried?
No, a water based penetrating sealer will cure almost invisible. Our solvent based penetrating sealers may darken the surface though is totally dependent on the chemical reaction that takes place. A product like our Sealer Enhancer:
https://cswcoatings.com.au/natural-stone-sealer-enhancer/
while still dependent on a chemical reaction (ie: how much your surface has to give) will ensure a greater level of success.
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Is there a time period between the pour of the driveway and sealant application?
Industry standard is 28 days.
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Am I best to apply the first coat i the morning before the sun hits parts of it or afternoon after the sun has moved on; or will it make little difference at all?
Penetrating sealers must be applied wet on wet. Directions tab on main website for relevant product should elaborate further on this.

Thank you.  Raises more questions.
 Do you have sample pots /samples for trialling the effect of your products before committing? 
Is the stone enhancer suitable for driveway surfaces?  I note also that there are some other driveway solvent solutions such as the penetrating solvent driveway product.  Are these worthy of consideration in this instance?

Rob
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Concrete Sealer / Re: Concrete Sealer Discusion
« Last post by Tex Rowe on April 10, 2017, 02:25:53 PM »
Hi Rob,
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I will be chasing a water based penetrating sealer.
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will the penetrating sealer provide a darker matt / satin finish once applied and dried?
No, a water based penetrating sealer will cure almost invisible. Our solvent based penetrating sealers may darken the surface though is totally dependent on the chemical reaction that takes place. A product like our Sealer Enhancer:
https://cswcoatings.com.au/natural-stone-sealer-enhancer/
while still dependent on a chemical reaction (ie: how much your surface has to give) will ensure a greater level of success.
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Is there a time period between the pour of the driveway and sealant application?
Industry standard is 28 days.
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Am I best to apply the first coat i the morning before the sun hits parts of it or afternoon after the sun has moved on; or will it make little difference at all?
Penetrating sealers must be applied wet on wet. Directions tab on main website for relevant product should elaborate further on this.

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Concrete Sealer / Re: Concrete Sealer Discusion
« Last post by rob wildman on April 09, 2017, 11:09:40 AM »
Please feel free to discuss anything related to concrete sealer protection.
Hello,
From reading your school information, I will be chasing a water based penetrating sealer.  I apologise in advance if these questions are answered in earlier posts.

 The concrete has had oxide added to it to make it charcoal in colour. We are wanting the darker colour of the wet concrete look but without the gloss/ semi-gloss finish.  I am sorry it is not clear from the descriptions, will the penetrating sealer provide a darker matt / satin finish once applied and dried?

Is there a time period between the pour of the driveway and sealant application?

There is a mention of temperature in one of the posts and moisture / rain following application - needs to be between approx  10 - 28 degrees Celsius.  It has shade on parts of it for most of the day so the slab will have variation in temperature across it.  Am I best to apply the first coat i the morning before the sun hits parts of it or afternoon after the sun has moved on; or will it make little difference at all?

Regards;

Rob

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Driveway Sealer / Re: Driveway Sealer Discusion
« Last post by Stanley Atkins on March 31, 2017, 05:26:08 PM »
Great suggestions!!
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Garage Floor Coatings / Re: Non slip texture paint
« Last post by Tex Rowe on March 27, 2017, 03:00:01 PM »
Hi Greg apologies for the delay,
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just enquiring if your non slip texture concrete paint will go over concrete already coated with berger jet dry aqua tread
Unfortunately we have not tested our product over your existing brands coating though in general terms most coatings are re-coatable subject to correct preparation determined by applicator.
In addition, if a single pack solvent were previously used then best to stick with a solvent once more.
If a single pack water based were previously used then best to stick with a water based product once more.
All 2 packs require some form of abrasion before re-application.
Please also note our non-slip paint is highly textured so not normally used for garage floors. Most applicators opt for our Concrete Paint Sealer with the addition of our Extra Grip Additive. This way an applicator can determine how much or how little grip is required on site. Once again though we have not tested our product over your existing brands coating.
Sorry we cannot be more helpful.
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