EDGEMORE™ Primo – Little Rock Concrete Micro-Topping for Acid/Dye Staining
EDGEMORE™ Primo is a decorative concrete overlay with a micro-topping for dyeing with acid or dye. This concrete floor supply is intended for two micro-topping treatments that mimic the appearance of marble or tile. If you pick an acid-stained concrete floor, you may anticipate an etched surface in a variety of different shades. Add a stamped design to simulate polished wood, natural stone, tanned leather, and other materials. Concrete dyes, however, work best for bright and unusual colors with layered and varied effects.
Attributes & Advantages
- EDGEMORE™ Primo offers a distinctive and adaptable canvas for producing exquisite patterns that are sure to wow.
- Works well for both home and business tasks, and may be used for branding purposes.
- Because dye and acid stain color charts are made for gray substrates, it is best utilized with gray micro-topping.
- makes the floor more durable by preventing damage from foot activity
- Acid-stained EDGEMORE™ Primo floors are excellent for outdoor projects since they withstand UV exposure well and are less prone to flaking, discoloration, etc.
- You can create bold drawings, logos, stenciled designs, etc. on floors that have been dyed because of the variety of colors available.
Where to Use EDGEMORE™ Primo
- Basketball Courts
- Game Rooms
- Living Rooms
How to Use EDGEMORE™ Primo
1. Apply the Bond Coat
- If you wish to have a grout element in your design, the bond color should be applied in the color of the grout you wish to have.
- The bond coat ratio varies depending on the manufacturer. We aim to apply bond coatings at a rate of 250-300 square feet for each bag.
- Begin with the appropriate amount of water in the mixing container, then add and mix in the specified colorant, followed by the overlay.
2. Install Micro-Toppings
- Micro-topping mixtures should only be used on dry floors. Maintain a spread ratio of 300-400 sq. ft. per bag of micro tops. Begin by dissolving the colorant in water and then adding the micro topper.
- Divide the mixture into two five-gallon buckets to prevent the result from becoming too thick. When putting a micro-topping, the optimum application method is to utilize a steel trowel.
- By applying the mixture in a basketball-sized volume and spreading it out into the floor with a trowel, you may erase the rainbow effect of a standard concrete floor supply. You may also pour the product in haphazard patterns on the floor. With micro-topping, you won’t have to worry about wet lines.
- To create the look of marble or tile, you must apply two coats of micro-topping. Once the first coat has dried completely, you can apply a second coat if desired.
3. Sand the Floor
- To sand the edges and smooth down the high areas generated by the trowel, use a palm sander with 80 – 100 grit sandpaper coupled to a HEPA vacuum.
- Smooth the high points, even more, using a 17-inch swing machine equipped with black scrubbing pads and a 100/200 grit sanding screen (one screen each per 250 sq. ft.)
- Sweep up the dust and re-sand the floor until it has a faint sheen. Vacuum and sweep the floor.
4. Stain the Floor
To stain with dye:
- Using an acetone sprayer with a suitable air port, generate air using an air compressor.
- Check with your representative to see if buffing the dye stain residue from the floor is necessary before applying the sealer.
To stain with acid:
- You’ll want an acid sprayer for this process. Fill the sprayer with water and spray into a bucket. To ensure that the sprayer is drip-free, press and release the handle.
- If the first layer of acid stain is wet when you spray the second coat, you will leave footprints on the final floor.
- When the desired color is reached, scrub the floor with a soft-bristle brush and an 8:1 water-to-ammonia ratio. After that, use a wet vacuum to remove any remaining water from the floor and allow it to dry before applying the sealer.
5. Seal the Floor
We recommend the following coatings to seal the floor:
- Water-based sealer
- Water-based or solvent-based urethane
- Water-based epoxy
- 100% solid epoxy
Coatings not recommended:
- Solvent-based acrylics
EDGEMORE Primo Service Areas
- Shannon Hills
Concrete Micro-Topping for Acid 9or Dye Staining Frequently Asked Questions
To answer this question, you must first grasp the distinction between acid staining and dying. Acid stain chemically interacts with concrete to produce lasting colors and patterns. While only earthy tones are available, the color does not fade over time and is UV resistant. Concrete dyes, on the other hand, infiltrate the concrete slab and can provide a layered or single-color look, giving you a lot of creative freedom. You have an infinite color choice and the procedure is faster than staining. However, colors might fade with time. As a result, the optimum method will be determined by your needs. You can also use dye as a primary coloring agent in combination with acid stains for interesting outcomes.
Acid staining is one of the oldest and most lasting concrete floor staining methods. It does not fade, chip, stain, or need to be waxed. Maintenance is also minimal.
Yes. EDGEMORE™ Primo can be used on existing concrete. Because it is a long-lasting concrete overlay, it is an excellent choice for updating, repairing, and beautifying concrete floors.
Sweeping and wet-mopping the floor on a regular basis is an excellent way to keep it clean. If your floor sees a lot of foot and machine activity, resealing it every three years will keep it in great shape.
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Concrete Micro-Topping Supplier for Acid & Dye Staining in Little Rock
Concrete that has been stained and colored may convert an ordinary concrete floor into a piece of beauty. Contact us at (501) 377-9926 if you are seeking concrete floor micro-topping suppliers in Little Rock or any place in Arkansas. Our EDGEMORE™ concrete floor products serve as a very adaptable canvas for your imagination.