Instructions & Techniques

 

Application:

After proper surface preparation, priming with ASC PrimerTM and mixing, pour material into hopper gun. The hopper gun should have a large nozzle orifice (.312-.368” diameter) for best results. A good starting point for pressure is about 10psi. Begin spraying the material making small circular motions as you traverse the substrate up and down or side to side. A typical build is about 3/32” thick. Note: The surrounding areas should be masked out 2’, however, with the advent of a helper, a portable masking board may be used to prevent overspray. With experience, the material can also be troweled smooth prior to drying using ASC TrowelubeTM. A second application may also be applied but is not necessary in most applications.

 

Coverage:

When MonostoneTM is sprayed, the typical coverage is approximately 80-100 square feet per pail or 60-70 square feet per pail when troweled.

 

Curing:

MonostoneTM curing is effected by temperature, humidity, wind and sun exposure. Avoid freezing the product prior to application and curing. The material may be applied between 45 degrees F and 100 degrees F. Note that curing time is increased when temperatures are below 70 degrees F, and when the Rh is above 70%. Typical cure time prior to applying ASC Aqua ShieldTM Sealer is 24 hours. Note: Until fully cured, the product will exhibit a slight blue hue.

Surface Preparation:

All surfaces to be repaired or coated must be structurally sound and clean. Remove all dirt, dust, spalling or loose concrete, oil, grease, wax, mildew, efflorescence, curing compounds, form release agents, paint or any other foreign material which might effect the bond. SEE WARNING ON INSTALLATION SHEET REGARDING PAINT REMOVAL. A dry removal method such as sand, shot blasting or grinding procedure will ensure a proper surface preparation of concrete. Wet cleaning may also be used. If the size of the job does not justify the costs of such equipment, all preparations may be accomplished manually. All oil and grease must be scrubbed with a degreasing compound, rinsed thoroughly then allowed to dry. After cleaning oil or grease spots, sprinkle a little water on the cleaned surface to check for residual contamination. Oil or grease is still present if the water forms small globules. If the water is quickly absorbed, the surface is clean. Efflorescence must be washed with a mild solution of muriatic acid and water, rinsed thoroughly then allowed to dry. After cleaning, always prime the area with ASC PrimerTM.

 

Always perform a spot test (of sufficient size) prior to application in order to ensure compatibility with the substrate as well as to confirm that the appearance and performance are acceptable.