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SPARTACOTE® METALLIC Concrete Coatings for high-end residential condominiums

This is an exciting residential project installing SPARTACOTE® Metallic concrete coatings at the Revere House in northwest Washington D.C. This is a high profile residential condominium where a designer was contracted to renovate all common areas of the building. Expert SPARTACOTE installers Collins Concrete Coatings of Ashburn, VA, applied the polyaspartic and epoxy systems to the prepared concrete in the basement.

The project scope included a concrete stairwell leading down to the basement level where the resident’s laundry area was housed. The concrete stairs also had to be prepped in order to receive the SPARTACOTE Quartz coating system. The ‘before’ pictures illustrate the difficult conditions the Collins Team discovered: multiple layers of failed VCT, evidence of excessive moisture vapor transmission and less than ideal concrete substrate conditions. The stairs had multiple layers of failed paint and excessive cracks and fractures.

The customer wanted a metallic system in the laundry area, quartz on the stairs, a level floor surface and a rapid return to service to resume building operations. Upon consulting with SPARTACOTE subject matter expert Ben Grier and the SPARTACOTE team, Collins Concrete Coatings proposed the following coating system:

Laundry Area:
Basecoat:
Installed Pigmented Epoxy DRYTEK™ MVB (Black) @ 80ft / gal to mitigate the moisture concern, level the substrate and act as the base coat in the metallic system.

Intermediate:
Installed SPARTACOTE Surface Build 150 Epoxy with Gun Metal Grey Metallic pigment @ 100ft/gal to further level the concrete substrate and provide the matrix for the metallic coating.

Topcoat:
Installed SPARTACOTE Flex PURE @ 200ft/gallon with #60 SPARTACOTE GRIP traction additive

Stairs:
SPARTACOTE Quartz PURE Flint

The results were nothing less than stellar and certainly exceeded all of our expectations, most importantly the customer’s!

The installation went smoothly. There were […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|April 5th, 2016|Blog, Concrete Coatings, News, Polyaspartic

Announcing DRYTEK™ Moisture Vapor Barrier Pigment Base, a 100% solids, 2-part epoxy coating to control moisture vapor emission

LATICRETE® is pleased to announce DRYTEK™ Moisture Vapor Barrier Pigment Base — a single-coat, 100% solids, liquid applied, 2-part epoxy coating specifically designed to control moisture vapor emission rate from concrete surfaces while providing a uniform and consistent base color to receive a SPARTACOTE® coating system.

As a product extension to the very popular and versatile SPARTACOTE family of products, DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Pigment Base allows for a quicker and easier SPARTACOTE coating systems installation by eliminating one pigment base coat, such as the black base coat for Metallic systems.

Mix DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Pigment Base with SPARTACOTE Epoxy Pigment available in 8 colors: Black, White, Light Grey, Medium Grey, Dark Grey, Light Beige, Sand Beige, and Dark Beige.

DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Epoxy Pigment Base offers concrete coatings contractors and installers:
• Easy, simplified SPARTACOTE concrete coatings installation by eliminating one coat
• Component of the LATICRETE 3 Year Decorative Finish System Warranty**
• VOC Compliant – UL GREENGUARD Gold certified – can be applied in high profile job sites (hospitals, schools, etc.)
• Reduces moisture vapor emission rate from ≤25 lbs/1000 ft2/24hr (1,415 µg/(s • m) to below 3 lbs/1000 ft2/24hr (170 µg/(s • m) in concrete slabs
• Easy to use; easy to mix; on-site color dispersion system
• 8 pigmented colors available: Black, White, Light Grey, Medium Grey, Dark Grey, Light Beige, Sand Beige, and Dark Beige

DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Epoxy Pigment Base ships now!

To order, contact your LATICRETE Technical Sales Representative or call 203-393-0010 to find one near you.

Download the DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Pigmented Epoxy Sell Sheet PDF here

We recently applied DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Epoxy Pigment Base and topped it with a SPARTACOTE clear coat in the new […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|March 8th, 2016|Blog, Concrete Coatings, News, Polyaspartic