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CONCRETE RESURFACER

The ideal choice for both residential and commercial applications

Concrete Resurfacer
QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer can be
trowel applied for smaller applications
or applied with a masonry brush for
curbs or steps.

Concrete Resurfacer
Concrete Resurfacer
Do-it-yourselfers and contractors can use
QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer for large
applications such as driveways, walkways,
sidewalks and patios.

Concrete Resurfacer
QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer provides an economical alternative to removing and replacing existing old, spalled concrete.

QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer is a special blend of Portland cement, sand, polymer modifiers and other additives designed to provide a shrinkage compensated repair material for making thin repairs to sound concrete which is in need of surface renewal.

QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer provides a beautiful, durable, wear resistant surface designed to withstand heavy foot and vehicle traffic.

Use QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer for residential
or commercial applications including:

  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Floors
  • Pool Decks
  • Patios
  • Curbs
  • Concrete Floors
  • Parking Decks

The Easy Way to Make Old Concrete Look New!

1. Surface Preparation


Pre-wash the surface with a
high-strength pressure washer.

Old concrete must be rigorously cleaned to ensure proper adhesion of QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer to the old surface. A high strength pressure washer must also be used to completely clean the existing concrete.

Planning the Placement

Section off the work into areas no larger than about 144 sq. ft. (13.4 M2). Control joints and expansion joints can usually be used to define work areas. It is essential that control joints and expansion joints are maintained. Use weather stripping or duct tape to prevent QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer from spilling into joints. Mask areas that are not to be coated with QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer.

2. Repairs


QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer must
first be used to repair any cracks that
might be present in the existing concrete.

Level spalled areas and pits with QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer in trowelable consistency. Use approximately one part water to 7 parts QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer. Allow the repairs to harden before resurfacing the entire area.

3. Mix

Mixing


Mix QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer in a
five gallon bucket with a 1/2" paddle mixer
and drill. A commercial mortar mixer can be
used for large applications.

Mix in a five-gallon (19 L) bucket with a 1/2" (12mm) drill and paddle mixer. Add the powder to the water and mix to a lump free pourable consistency. If mix is too thick, you may SPARINGLY add water to reach the desired consistency. The correct consistency is obtained when a 9 oz. (270 mL) drinking cup of resurfacer spreads to about 8-9" (200-230 mm) when poured on a flat non-absorptive surface. Larger quantities can be mixed using a mortar mixer.

4. Application

Application of Product to Old Surface


Pour the QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer
and simply apply the Concrete Resurfacer
using a long handled squeegee.

Saturate the surface with water then remove any standing water from low places. Next, simply pour then spread with a long handled squeegee. Use the squeegee to scrub the material into the surface. Finish off hard to reach corners and edges with a wall paper brush. Follow within five minutes with a brooming action. To give a professional appearance, be sure all broom strokes are the same direction.Make the brooming action a full stroke across the full distance of the current resurfacer work area without stopping. If desired, a concrete edger can be used around the edges within 20 minutes of pouring. Keep the leading edge of the edger slightly raised.

5. Finishes

Add Texture with a Broom or Masonry Brush


Under normal conditions no special
curing is required. Keep temperature
above 50°F for 24 hours after finishing.

QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer can
be brush or broom finished for a
professional look.

QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer is applied with a long handled squeegee or a steel finishing trowel. For a variety of textures, a broom or masonry brush can be used.

Working Time

QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer has a working time of about 20 minutes at 73°F (23°C). In hotter weather, working time will be reduced.

Curing the New Surface

Under normal conditions no special curing is required. Keep temperature above 50°F for 24 hours after finishing.

General Information

Easy To Use

QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer is a special blend of Portland cement, sand, polymer modifiers and other additives designed to provide a shrinkage compensated repair material for making thin repairs to sound concrete which is in need of surface renewal. QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer provides a beautiful, durable, wear resistant surface designed to withstand heavy foot and vehicle traffic. QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer provides an economical alternative to removing and replacing existing old, spalled concrete.

Drying Times

Wait 6 hours before allowing foot traffic and 24 hours for automobile traffic. With cool temperatures allow longer curing time prior to use. Protect from rain for at least 6 hours, longer in cool or damp weather. Do not cover unless immediate rain protection is necessary. No sealer is required.

Adverse Temperature Conditions

Cold Weather:
Do not apply at temperatures below 50°F (10°C). In cool weather use warm water approximately 120F, (50C) to speed setting time.

Hot Weather:
In hot weather work in shaded areas or in the cool parts of the day, and use cold water to slow down the setting time.

Thick Applications:
For thicker applications use additional thin layers of QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer or use a trowel applied layer after the initial squeegee application. Use form boards and leveling screed to establish the final height. For trowel applied mixes reduce the water content to about 5.5 pts. (2.6 L) per bag.


Materials & Tools Required

Concrete Resurfacer Calculators

Coverage for Squeegee Applications
Approximate number of bags required
Area (sq. ft.) 35
(3.3)
90
(8.4)
200
(18.6)
300
(27.9)
500
(46.5)
Less than 1/16" thickness 1 1 3 4 6

Coverage for Thicker Applications
Approximate number of bags required at specified thickness
Area (sq. ft.) 35 90 200 300 500
1/8" average thickness 1 3 6 9 15
1/4" average thickness 2 6 12 17 29
3/8" average thickness 3 8 17 26 43

Recommended Materials and Tools

  • QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer
  • Pressure Washer
  • Steel Finishing Trowel
  • Large Industrial Squeegee
  • Drill with Paddle Mixer
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • Broom


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