Concrete Color Hardener
Concrete Color Hardener at Monster Constructors Store
DESCRIPTION: Color Hardener is a
dry shake cemetitious product for creating colored
hardened architectural concrete for interior and exterior new concrete
Before using this product please read Concrete
Colors Tech-Bulletin CC-100.00, The
Material Safety Data
Sheets, Warranty, and this entire label.
COVERAGE: For most
applications, the minimum coverage rate for standard colors is
or 30-45kg. /10sq.meters. For commercial applications or creating a
sandblasted feature, a minimum coverage rate of 90lbs/100sq.ft. Or 45kg.
is recommended. Colors such as white, pastels, and some custom colors
higher minimum rates. When plastering vertical surfaces, the
application rate is
approximately (80lb./100sq.ft.) or (40kg.
CONCRETE MIX DESIGN: The concrete mix
design should be a minimum cement
content of 5.5 sacks/cu.yd.
(517lbs/cu.yd.) or (306kg./cu.meter) and a minimum slump of
inches or (100/mm). All aggregates must be non-reactive. Do Not add
or admixtures containing calcium chloride.
Use Air-Entraining and Water-Reducing
Admixtures as required.
INSTALLATION: Preparation to the
sub-grade is essential to a
successful installation. Among the
necessary steps are to make sure the sub-grade is
drained from excess water, free from frost, and completely
Not place concrete over standing water. After
placement of the concrete, screed and
vibrate the surface,
followed by the consolidation of the surface using a wooden bull float
maintain an open surface and achieving the desired pitch of the surface
per the design
intent. Do Not use metal floats or long-handled
fresnos during the early placement of the
concrete, as they
will close off the surface trapping the bleed water and causing a
affect to the concrete. Do Not finish trowel the surface as it must
until after floating the final shake of color has
APPLICATION: First and foremost
schedule an adequate
amount of qualified concrete finishers
familiar with the placement of the product you are
Protect all structures adjacent to the surface to be installed.
bags of product around the perimeter of the
plastic concrete consistent with the poundage
per square foot
desired. Do Not apply color hardener at less than the minimum coverage
Under normal conditions, make two applications (shakes) of color by
two-thirds of the material for the first shake.
Reserve one-third of each bag for areas that
additional material coverage. Do Not use color hardener to dry bleed
from the surface. When bleed water has disappeared from
the surface, apply the first
shake uniformly from the
perimeter bags. Do Not broadcast the color hardener from
the knee level or for more than a few feet. Use a bridge or mechanical
larger and wider installations. Dry shake and
finish edges first as concrete will hydrate
from the exterior
towards the center. Do Not sprinkle or otherwise add water to the
Moisture should be allowed to migrate from the substrate. Apply
degrees to each other. Thoroughly wood or
power float (using combo blades) the color
hardener into the
surface after each shake. Steel trowel only after applying final shake.
hard troweling as the pigments are sensitive and can be trowel burned.
all surfaces within the same time period after
placement. Use ACI recommended
finishing practices. Texture
all surfaces adequately and uniformly for slip resistance.
plastering vertical surfaces, strip forms as soon as the concrete is
then mix the color hardener with water only,
not cement, to a plaster consistency and
apply by trowel onto
the newly removed surface.
CURING: Cure the concrete
with ACI recommended products and practices. Read all
Tech-Bulletins carefully before applications. If the surface is to be
Concrete Colors Antiquing Release or applicated
with Concrete Colors (ARS) Alkali
Reactive Chemical Stains for
concrete products. Cure with non-staining, new and
kraft paper or simply water cure as it relates specifically to chemical
ANTIQUING – For an
antiqued appearance when imprinting with mat type tools, use
Colors Antiquing Release. Before using this product, please read the
label and the applicable Technical Bulletin.
Contains Portland Cement and Silica (Quartz)
with adequate ventilation. Wet Portland cement may cause alkali burns.
dust mask models (Niosh / MSHA TC 21C approved). The use of safety
and gloves to avoid direct cement contact is recommended.
– Do Not rub eyes. Immediately flush thoroughly with water.
– Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Remove affected
clothing from the body.
Inhalation – Move to fresh
air right away. If symptoms persist or develop, or if ingested, get
medical attention without delay.
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