Rejuvenating Old Concrete Surfaces with Sakrete FloCoat

August 26, 2018

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A flowable concrete coating that makes a patchy old slab new again

 

Flo-Coat is a concrete resurfacer material which is designed for taking old, worn concrete surfaces and making them look like new. The great thing about Flo-Coat is that it is applied with a squeegee, it’s not necessary to get down on your hands and knees with a trough as is most common with concrete resurfacing products. 

 

Mixing:

  • Provides superior bond to properly prepared and clean concrete surfaces. No additional polymer needed, just add water and mix
  • Follow mixing instructions on the package.

 

Application:

  • Pour mixed product onto the concrete surface.
  • Using a squeegee, push or pull the material across the concrete surface to spread it evenly. Flo-Coat Resurfacer may be applied from feather edge to 1/2” in thickness. Tap the squeegee periodically to remove excess material. Using an old towel, wipe the squeegee to remove all material before finishing.

 

Finishing:

  • Once the product has been applied smoothly and evenly over the entire surface, take a broom and add texture to the surface. This is to prevent the concrete from being slick when finished. Using a broom can also help remove any squeegee lines you may have created when applying the product.

 

Tools needed:

  • Long handled squeegee
  • Drill and mixing paddle
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Broom

 

Transcript:

The product we’re going to be taking a look at now is Sakrete Flo-Coat Concrete Resurfacer. 

Flo-Coat is a concrete resurfacer material which is designed for taking old, worn concrete surfaces and making them look like new. The great thing about Flo-Coat is that it is applied with a squeegee, it’s not necessary to get down on your hands and knees with a trough as is most common with concrete resurfacing products. 

Ok, now that we’ve thoroughly mixed the product we’re going to pour it out. You can see how fluid it is, I’m just going to pour a little bit out right here, I’m going to stop there and I’m going to grab my squeegee and you can see it does flow very nicely but you still need a little bit of work with the squeegee. 

You can see I’ve put the squeegee down and what I’m doing is I’m not really putting any pressure on this, I’m simply pulling the squeegee backward and allowing it to drag the Flo-Coat along with it. It really doesn’t matter what direction you pull it in, so we can push it or pull it, it really doesn’t matter.

You’ll notice that periodically I tap the squeegee, the reason I’m doing that is as you are doing this the material begins to dry on the squeegee a little bit. If you have hard material in there it will leave an indentation in the finished product. 

What I’m doing right now, I’m taking a rag and I’m wiping off some of the excess that will build up after a while and what I’m trying to do now is I’m trying to put a nice finishing coat on and to take some of the imperfections out from when the material had dropped previously. 

Now that we have the flow coat down, I want to take a broom and I’m dragging it across the Flo-Coat. The reason is that concrete is much safer if it has a little bit of texture, if you put a hard finish on concrete it can be very slippery, but by putting a broom finish on it you give it a little bit of texture. So when it gets wet it’s not slippery. 

Also, if you’ve had any difficulty when you were putting down the material with the squeegee, sometimes you don’t see the squeegee lines. The broom is an excellent way to blend everything together and make it look uniform. 

 

 

—This video is provided by Sakrete, one of ProTradeCraft's advertisers. A leader in concrete and concrete-related products for 80 years, Sakrete led the way for premixed bagged concrete and was the first company to provide concrete specified for strength, not proportion, which continues today. View all of Sakrete's content

 


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