Contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Concrete, new and old, rough or smooth surfaces
Any sand/aggregate cement combinations
Seals, dust proofs, hardens, and cures.
Protects against dusting, pitting, palling, efflorescence, temperature cracking in concrete.
Inhibits freeze/thaw deterioration.
Neutralizes excess internal alkali from concrete.
55 Gallon Drum/208 Liters
5 Gallon Pail/19 Liters
Two years. Agitate drum or pail before using.
Freshly Finished Concrete: no preparation required.
Existing Concrete: sweep, scrub, or strip concrete to remove any surface contamination or film. Product must be able to penetrate the surface without hindrance.
Single application only. Apply with low-pressure sprayer (power), rollers, brush, or fine/soft bristled broom.
Approximately 200 square feet per gallon; 5 meters per liter. Coverage depends on the the temperature and porosity of the concrete.
Soap and water.
One to three hours. The surface may be used as soon as the application is complete and the surface is again dry to the touch. Newly laid surfaces require the normal hardening period.
APPEARANCE AFTER APPLICATION
Smooth Troweled Concrete: permanent, marble-like sheen develops within 4-12 months. Burnishing the concrete surface with a propane burnisher will accelerate the sheen.
All Other Concrete Surfaces: retention of natural finish.
Applicable in temperatures up to 135º F/57ºC or as low as 35ºF/1.7ºC if the concrete is covered by plastic and completely protected from freezing for a period of 6 days.
THINNERS, PRIMERS AND PAINTING
No thinners or primers required.
Painting on New Concrete: allow at least 7 drying days before applying quality grade paint on existing concrete
Painting on Existing Concrete: allow 28 days for proper curing before painting new concrete.
Apply to colored concrete only after the slab is fully cured. Do not get on glass or other finished surface.
Do Not Apply the Ashford Formula to:
Lightweight block or other extremely porous masonry containing actual holes or air pockets.
Areas previously treated with curing or sealing agents, unless these coatings have completely worn off or have been removed by chemical or mechanical means.