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:
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.

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.

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


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 […]