DESCRIPTION AND USES
Rust-Oleum® Decorative Concrete Coating is a ready-to-use concrete coating formulated for use on patios, walkways, pool decks, porches and more. When applied with the unique applicator, Decorative Concrete Coating creates a beautiful, multi-colour finish that protects and enhances the appearance of concrete. It is suitable for use on interior or exterior concrete surfaces such as patios, walkways, pool decks, basements and laundry rooms. Not recommended for use on asphalt surfaces, garages or driveways.
READ ALL DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING PROJECT
SURFACE PREPARATION BARE CONCRETE: Proper surface preparation is critical to performance. Allow new concrete to cure for a minimum of 28 days. Before coating bare concrete surfaces, sweep the surface to remove dirt and dust. Remove grease, oil, salt and other contaminants with a Cleaner & Degreaser. Scrub spots thoroughly with a stiff bristle brush or broom and wipe up excess cleaner with rags or paper towels to keep contaminates from spreading. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water. Squeegee dry the entire floor. Repeat as necessary for extremely dirty floors or hard to remove stains. If necessary, use a wire brush or sander to remove any loose or unsound concrete or masonry. For proper penetration and maximum adhesion, use a Concrete Etch. Follow manufacture’s label instructions carefully. When etching is complete, be sure to rinse 3 times with clean water and scrub with a stiff bristle brush while rinsing. This will ensure no product remains on the surface. The surface should feel rough, like 150 grit sandpaper and water should easily be absorbed into the concrete. Allow the surface to dry completely before applying any coatings.
PREVIOUSLY COATED FLOORS: Make sure the floor is clean and dry. Use a wire brush to remove any loose or peeling paint or stain. If the floor is sealed, the sealer will have to be removed by grinding or shot blasting. Rinse or sweep away dust and other particles. To ensure proper adhesion, scuff sand the entire surface. WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN YOUNG CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop.
Apply only when air, material, and surface temperatures are between 10-32ºC and the relative humidity is below 85%. The unique applicator (Rust-Oleum® 230mm roller), sold separately, must be used to apply the Decorative Concrete Coating to ensure proper adhesion and results. Rust-Oleum Decorative Concrete Coating is ready to use. Do not thin. Do not paint outdoors if rain is expected within 48 hours. If using more than one container, intermix all containers of the same product to ensure colour uniformity. Mask adjacent surfaces to allow application up to all edges. Thoroughly mix each container to re-disperse any settled pigment. Trim edges using a 7 mm brush.
Pour a small amount of product directly onto the surface. Apply in 1.2m x 1.2m sections and back roll in the opposite direction to ensure a thin, even coat. Maintain a wet edge to prevent lap marks and gloss variations. Roll slowly and apply light pressure. Two coats are required for optimal coverage and durability.
DRY & RECOAT TIMES
Dry and recoat times are based on 21ºC and 50% relative humidity. Dry times increase at cooler temperatures. Dries to the touch in 2 hours and can be recoated in 3-4 hours. The surface should be ready for foot traffic in 24 hours. FOR FULL CURE ALLOW 7 DAYS.
Wash tools and equipment with warm water and a mild detergent immediately after use. Properly dispose of all soiled rags and protect unused product from freezing. COVERAGE 3.78L covers up to 5.5m 2 with two coats (required). Very rough or porous surfaces will require more material.