Permacolour Cemcote is a specially designed cement based coating, supplied in powder form, requiring the addition of water on site, to produce a smooth flowing coating which sets rock-hard and is unaffected by ultra violet light.
Permacolour Cemcote is designed to provide a tough, economical coating for direct application onto new or existing concrete masonry surfaces, both horizontal and vertical and which will enhance drab or worn out surfaces efficiently. Excellent for recolouring concrete surfaces that have been damaged by rain or have not turned out as expected. Commonly used on floor surfaces including basement and garage floors, footpaths, patios, pavers and driveways.
Permacolour Cemcote is designed to provide a tough, economical coating for direct application onto new or existing horizontal concrete masonry surfaces, which will enhance drab or worn out surfaces efficiently. Excellent for recolouring concrete surfaces that have been damaged by rain or have not turned out as expected. Commonly used on floor surfaces including basement and garage floors, footpaths, patios, pavers and driveways. Please note: Badly damaged concrete will need to be repaired before coating otherwise the rough damaged texture will mirror through the applied coating.
Apply two coats of Permacolour Cemcote using a soft broom or brush, to a hard clean surface that has been primed with Permacolour Activator, all in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.
All surfaces must be clean, hard and free from all loosely adhering particles and contaminants such as dirt, and oil. New smooth surfaces must be acid etched.
!!Any existing paints or coatings must be completely removed from the surface to be treated!!
1) Mixing Premixed Colours:
To 5 litres of water, slowly add 10kg (1 bag) of powder stirring continuously with an electric mixer at a slow speed, until a smooth, even and lump free consistency has been achieved, similar to a thin paint. Allow to stand for five minutes and remix for a further minute.
2) Mixing white base with 300g Liquid Colour Packs (LCP)
To 5lt of water, add the liquid colour pack and mix thoroughly at high speed with an electric mixer for one minute. Ensure all the pigment is removed from the container by rinsing in the mix water. Slowly add 10kg (one bag ), stirring continuously with an electric mixer at a slow speed, until a smooth, even and lump free consistency has been achieved. Allow to stand for five minutes and remix for an additional minute.
Do not apply to exteriors if rain is expected or if there is a risk of frost. Apply only between 7 and 25 degrees Celsius surface temperature.
Application (see application tips on page 4)
Plan the application so that the product can be applied from one surface area feature to another whilst maintaining a wet edge, to avoid any unsightly dry joints.
1)Using a soft broom or roller apply a primer coat comprising 1 part Permacolour Activator diluted with 1 parts water, and allow to dry completely. In extremely dry conditions, wet the concrete prior to priming. Do not allow water to puddle. The surface can be damp but not glistening with water at the time of application.
2)Apply the first coat of Cemcote using a soft broom and immediately roll with a short, strong stiff haired solvent roller. The second coat can be applied in a similar manner, once the first coat has hardened sufficiently (usually 1 hour at 18 degrees Celsius). If applying in very warm conditions (not recommended), use 1-2 parts water. Prime again using diluted Activator between coats. Spraying the product through a hopper gun is an alternative application method.
3) After three hours of curing at 20°-25°, Cemcote can be sealed, but best results are achieved after 24 hours. Surfaces should be completely dry before sealing.
All surfaces to be clean and dry at time of sealing. For best results, sealing should be done after midday.
External Surfaces: 2 coats Permacolour Concrete Sealer, to protect against efflorescence, wear and weathering. The second coat of sealer can be applied a minimum one hour after the first coat is touch dry, best results achieved after 24hours. Application by solvent/mohair roller or soft broom.
Internal Floors: Apply 2 coats sealer selected from the internal Permacolour sealer range. Sealer choice is dependent on the desired finish and location of floor.
Approximately 2.5m2 per kg per coat, depending on suction, surface texture and method of application.
Approximately 25-30m² per 10kg bag