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Interior Concrete Preparation

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the concrete should be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled. If covering the expansion joints is still preferred, joints should first be treated with ElastoLock Exterior Membrane and Elastolock seam mesh to minimize the chance of any cracking in the finish later due to slab movement.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or "power troweled concrete" lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete will add light bonding texture to the concrete and help ensure good "grab" of the coating. If etching is desired for an interior floor, use Daich Concrete Etcher / Cleaner as a safe alternative to muriatic acid. It will effectively clean the floor and add light bonding profile. See the surface preparation section for instructions on etching. Lightly rinse away etching / cleaning residue with water if there is adequate drainage. If there is no drainage, light rinsing followed by a wet vac will pull etching residues and dirt up off the floor.

***An alternative for ensuring good adhesion to smooth floors is to roll on a coat of Daich ElastoLock Rubber Membrane (onto the washed and thoroughly dry floor). ElastoLock will grip effectively to the smooth concrete and act as an effective bond enhancer for any Daich decorative coating applied over top.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris, etching residue and other contaminants is important for lasting performance. If the floor area is spacious and there is adequate drainage, an electric pressure washer can be used. Otherwise, mop the floor with a strong TSP (trisodium phosphate) solution. Follow by "rinsing" the floor with clean water mopping. Repeat until rinse water is clear. Let the floor dry until the following day before any coatings are applied. If the floor is a basement with limited air flow, circulating air in the room with a fan is a good idea to ensure effective drying.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

RollerRock® Interior Concrete Application

RollerRock is a three-step primerless application that will allow you to add a clean looking, uniformly textured, slip-resistant finish to practically any interior concrete surface.

STEP ONE: Cut in along edges with a 4" paint brush and then roll on a uniform coat of RollerRock using the "Tile Texture Roller" with medium downward pressure. The tile texture roller creates a softly textured surface with a balance of slip resistance and good cleanability. Patchiness or minor imperfections in the finish will disappear when the second coat is applied. Allow several hours between coats. Test the surface before walking on it.

STEP TWO: Roll on a second coat using the same roller in a perpendicular direction (if possible). This will fill imperfections from the first application and make the surface look uniformly attractive. Let the coating cure fully until the following day (24 hours) or longer in cool or very humid conditions.

STEP THREE: For best durability that stands up to continual traffic, dirt, stains and cleaning chamicals, top coat your RollerRock finish with DaiHard® Epoxy Clear Coat. If more slip-resistance is required, the included anti-slip additive can be mixed into the epoxy coating prior to application.

*** OPTIONAL GROUT LINE & MORTAR JOINT EFFECTS: If a tile or flagstone effect is desired, a uniform coat of Daich Textured Primer must be applied first in your desired "grout line / mortar joint" colour. When Primer is dry, lay down a pattern as desired onto the dry primer using Daich Grout Line or Flagstone Stencil Tape. Brush some textured primer over the tape to lock it down before RollerRock application as detailed above. (Leave the ends of the stencil tape free so you can pull it up later.) After RollerRock has cured for 24 hours, PEEL UP THE STENCIL TAPE to reveal the pattern and sweep up any debris before application of sealer/clear coat.

Visit the RollerRock® page
for additional details.

READ AND FOLLOW ALL ENCLOSED DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS THAT COME WITH THE PRODUCT PRIOR TO BEGINING YOUR PROJECT.

If you have any questions — before or during your project — be sure to contact us at info@daichcoatings.com or call 1-866-463-2424. We are here to help you achieve great results!

Exterior Concrete Preparation

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the concrete should be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled. If covering the expansion joints is still preferred, joints should first be treated with ElastoLock Exterior Membrane and Elastolock seam mesh to minimize the chance of any cracking in the finish later due to slab movement.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or "power troweled concrete" lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete will add light bonding texture to the concrete and help ensure good "grab" of the coating. If etching is desired for an interior floor, use Daich Concrete Etcher / Cleaner as a safe alternative to muriatic acid. It will effectively clean the floor and add light bonding profile. See the surface preparation section for instructions on etching. Lightly rinse away etching / cleaning residue with water if there is adequate drainage. If there is no drainage, light rinsing followed by a wet vac will pull etching residues and dirt up off the floor.

***An alternative for ensuring good adhesion to smooth floors is to roll on a coat of Daich ElastoLock Rubber Membrane (onto the washed and thoroughly dry floor). ElastoLock will grip effectively to the smooth concrete and act as an effective bond enhancer for any Daich decorative coating applied over top.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris, etching residue and other contaminants is important for lasting performance. If the floor area is spacious and there is adequate drainage, an electric pressure washer can be used. Otherwise, mop the floor with a strong TSP (trisodium phosphate) solution. Follow by "rinsing" the floor with clean water mopping. Repeat until rinse water is clear. Let the floor dry until the following day before any coatings are applied. If the floor is a basement with limited air flow, circulating air in the room with a fan is a good idea to ensure effective drying.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

Terrazzo™ Interior Concrete Application

Terrazzo™ is an easy two-step application that quickly adds beauty and decorative functionality to interior concrete surfaces. It quickly covers drab concrete and lays down a visually appealing softly textured floor that lasts. With yourinterior concrete surface prepared as directed, proceed with the following application steps.

STEP ONE: Cut in along edges with a 4" paint brush and then roll on a uniform coat of Terrazzo in 4 x 4 ft. sections as you progress using the specially recommended "Terrazzo Roller." As you go, run the roller lightly over the wet material several times to "massage" the texture. Continue in the same manner until the surface is completely covered. Patchiness or minor imperfections in the finish will be concealed when the second coat is applied. Allow several hours between coats. Test the surface before walking on it.

STEP TWO: Roll on a second coat with the same roller in a perpendicular direction (if possible). This will fill imperfections from the first application and make the surface look uniformly attractive. Let the surface cure fully until the following day (24 hours) or longer in cool or very humid conditions.

Sealer: Terrazzo generally does not require a top-coat of sealer for most interior applications. However, if even greater protection is desired for surfaces which will be subject to more demanding use, Daich Satin Sealer or Ultra Clear Coat can be applied 24 hours after application of Terrazzo. For ultimate durability on high traffic floor surfaces or certain demanding use areas, DaiHard Epoxy Clear Coat is an ideal answer providing attractive sheen and a tough, wear resistant floor that's easy to clean.

READ AND FOLLOW ALL ENCLOSED DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS THAT COME WITH THE PRODUCT PRIOR TO BEGINING YOUR PROJECT.

If you have any questions — before or during your project — be sure to contact us at info@daichcoatings.com or call 1-866-463-2424. We are here to help you achieve great results!

Visit the Terrazzo™ product page for additional performance and usage details.

Garage Floor Preparation

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the concrete should be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled. If covering the expansion joints is still preferred, joints should first be treated with ElastoLock Exterior Membrane and Elastolock seam mesh to minimize the chance of any cracking in the finish later due to slab movement.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or "power troweled concrete" lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete will add light bonding texture to the concrete and help ensure good "grab" of the coating. If etching is desired for an interior floor, use Daich Concrete Etcher / Cleaner as a safe alternative to muriatic acid. It will effectively clean the floor and add light bonding profile. See the surface preparation section for instructions on etching. Lightly rinse away etching / cleaning residue with water if there is adequate drainage. If there is no drainage, light rinsing followed by a wet vac will pull etching residues and dirt up off the floor.

***An alternative for ensuring good adhesion to smooth floors is to roll on a coat of Daich ElastoLock Rubber Membrane (onto the washed and thoroughly dry floor). ElastoLock will grip effectively to the smooth concrete and act as an effective bond enhancer for any Daich decorative coating applied over top.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris, etching residue and other contaminants is important for lasting performance. If the floor area is spacious and there is adequate drainage, an electric pressure washer can be used. Otherwise, mop the floor with a strong TSP (trisodium phosphate) solution. Follow by "rinsing" the floor with clean water mopping. Repeat until rinse water is clear. Let the floor dry until the following day before any coatings are applied. If the floor is a basement with limited air flow, circulating air in the room with a fan is a good idea to ensure effective drying.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

DaiHard® Interior Concrete Application

The DaiHard® Epoxy Garage Floor Kit is great for all kinds of interior concrete floors too. It's a simple and durable application for basement floors, cellar and furnace rooms, cold rooms and workshops. With your garage floor prepared as directed proceed with the following application steps.

STEP ONE: Mix parts "A" and "B" as directed on the product container and allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes before application onto your floor. Cut in along edges with a 4" paint brush and then roll on a uniform coat of DaiHard® Garage Epoxy in 4 x 4 ft. sections using a 3/8" nap roller. If the concrete is textured or pitted in areas, use a 1/2" roller instead to ensure uniform coating of the entire surface.

STEP TWO: As each 4 x 4 ft. area is covered, immediately sprinkle the enclosed decorative coloured flakes uniformly onto your wet epoxy floor surface. The flakes will bond permanently into the epoxy and also add some slip resistance to the final finish. Immediately continue application of epoxy to the remainder of the floor in this manner until complete. For a detailed instruction video showing the full process see the DaiHard Garage Epoxy page. (NOTE: use of coloured flakes is optional. The floor can be left as a solid colour, without coloured flakes, if desired.)

DaiHard Garage Epoxy and Clear Coats can also be rolled up adjoining walls if continuation of the durable epoxy coating is desired.

To achieve a garage floor surface with ultimate durability, protection and great looks, apply a top coat of DaiHard Epoxy Clear Coat the following day, about 16 hours after the garage epoxy application.

Visit the
DaiHard Garage Epoxy® product page for additional details. To learn more about the benefits of the applying a clear epoxy top coat, DaiHard® Epoxy Clear Coat page.

READ AND FOLLOW ALL ENCLOSED DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS THAT COME WITH THE PRODUCT PRIOR TO BEGINING YOUR PROJECT.

If you have any questions — before or during your project — be sure to contact us at info@daichcoatings.com or call 1-866-463-2424. We are here to help you achieve great results!

Exterior Concrete Preparation

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the concrete should be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled. If covering the expansion joints is still preferred, joints should first be treated with ElastoLock Exterior Membrane and Elastolock seam mesh to minimize the chance of any cracking in the finish later due to slab movement.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or "power troweled concrete" lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete will add light bonding texture to the concrete and help ensure good "grab" of the coating. If etching is desired for an interior floor, use Daich Concrete Etcher / Cleaner as a safe alternative to muriatic acid. It will effectively clean the floor and add light bonding profile. See the surface preparation section for instructions on etching. Lightly rinse away etching / cleaning residue with water if there is adequate drainage. If there is no drainage, light rinsing followed by a wet vac will pull etching residues and dirt up off the floor.

***An alternative for ensuring good adhesion to smooth floors is to roll on a coat of Daich ElastoLock Rubber Membrane (onto the washed and thoroughly dry floor). ElastoLock will grip effectively to the smooth concrete and act as an effective bond enhancer for any Daich decorative coating applied over top.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris, etching residue and other contaminants is important for lasting performance. If the floor area is spacious and there is adequate drainage, an electric pressure washer can be used. Otherwise, mop the floor with a strong TSP (trisodium phosphate) solution. Follow by "rinsing" the floor with clean water mopping. Repeat until rinse water is clear. Let the floor dry until the following day before any coatings are applied. If the floor is a basement with limited air flow, circulating air in the room with a fan is a good idea to ensure effective drying.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

SpreadStone for Interior Concrete

SpreadStone (by roller) is a three-part application that you can apply as a seamless finish or with a "grout" line pattern to make the surface look like stone tile or flagstone. SpreadStone takes a little bit more work — but the decorative effects can be quite spectacular and unique.

STEP ONE: Roll on a uniform coat of Daich Textured Primer which will grab onto the concrete and serve as an ideal bonding surface for the SpreadStone finish. After the Textured Primer has dried for 1 - 2 hours (longer in cool or humid conditions) — SpreadStone can be applied.

STEP TWO: Using a 1/2" paint roller, apply a uniform coat of SpreadStone Floor Coating (at a coverage rate of about 60 sq.ft. per gallon) over the dry primer. If you wish, lightly roll over the wet SpreadStone texture with a dry foam roller to soften any peaks of the texture before it dries. Continue until the surface is covered. Allow it to dry for 2 - 4 hours, or until it will support your weight.

Decorative Highlight Coat: Use the Daich Faux Texture Roller roller to apply the corresponding highlight colour over the dry base coat. This process is fast and easy. Use medium roller pressure, to leave a uniform "dappled" finish. Apply in a uniform "X" pattern. See the full method here. (Let everything cure for 24 hours.)

Sanding: (If stencil tape was used, peel it up before sanding.) Use a pole sander — or a floor buffer for larger areas — loaded with 60 grit sandpaper to soften texture as desired, then vacuum ALL sanding dust.

STEP THREE: Apply a top coat of DaiHard Epoxy Clear Coat for ultimate durability, stain and chemical resistance to keep the floor looking like new.

*** OPTIONAL GROUT LINE & MORTAR JOINT EFFECTS: If a tile or flagstone effect is desired, a uniform coat of Daich Textured Primer must be applied first in your desired "grout line / mortar joint" colour. When Primer is dry, lay down a pattern as desired onto the dry primer using Daich Grout Line or Flagstone Stencil Tape. Brush some textured primer over the tape to lock it down before SpreadStone application as detailed above. (Leave the ends of the stencil tape free so you can pull it up later.) After SpreadStone has cured for 24 hours, PEEL UP THE STENCIL TAPE to reveal the pattern and sweep up any debris before application of sealer/clear coat.

Visit the SpreadStone™ product page
for additional details and videos.

READ AND FOLLOW ALL ENCLOSED DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS THAT COME WITH THE PRODUCT PRIOR TO BEGINING YOUR PROJECT.

If you have any questions — before or during your project — be sure to contact us at info@daichcoatings.com or call 1-866-463-2424. We are here to help you achieve great results!