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Instant Gratification Dyes

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Concrete Floor Supply Indoor/Outdoor Dye is a very unique line of UV stable, liquid dyes that product an acid stain patina finish in a fraction of the time!

  1. Properly prep surface. Insure that it is clean, dry and properly profiled.  Diamond grinding is the preferred method for prep.  Liquid cleaners such as Super Blue liquid acid stain prep can also be used as a secondary choice.  Our supply shop rents diamond grinders in the Kansas City and surrounding area.
    1. Concrete Floor Supply provides cleaners for various surface conditions
      1. Hot Strip = to remove black glue and paints
      2. Glu Gone= to remove yellow carpet glue and other mastics
  • Super Blue= to open up the concrete (safe alternative to muriatic acid)
  1. Citra Peel= to remove cures and acrylic sealers
  2. Citra Pro= cleaner/degreaser to use on its own or after the above cleaners
    1. It is suggested to use the cleaners with a low speed floor buffer and a black cleaning pad. Your goal is to clean all contaminates off of the floor and to give the floor a “chalkboard” (matte) appearance after it is prepped and dried.
  3. Apply the Instant Gratification Dye using a pump sprayer and saturating the concrete with the stain in a random pattern.
    1. Remember, Instant Gratification Dye is mixed with Acetone or Denatured Alcohol. Turn off pilot lights and extinguish any open flames.  Make sure there is good ventilation and personal protective equipment is worn.
    2. Allow the stain to dry (it dries in seconds) and apply another coat if desired or apply a secondary color of dye (typically darker and not 100% coverage)
  4. Seal with two coats of Concrete Floor Supply acrylic sealer
    1. Aqua Klear Coat
      1. Use 3/8 nap roller
    2. After sealer has dried for 48 hours apply EZ Glow floor polish
      1. Spray EZ Glow on floor and microfiber
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Acid Stain

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The Concrete Floor Supply “Acid Stain System” is a proven method to stain an ordinary concrete slab into a luxurious looking floor for a fraction of the costs.  The single component, acid based stain chemically bonds with the concrete to form various colors.  Our proven system involves easy to follow instructions to help you prepare, stain, and seal, your concrete floor.  Our acid stained system has become a popular choice for those wanting a stain that will chemically react with the floor and not chip or peel.  Acid stain kits are available for the ease and convenience of the installer.

  1. Properly prep surface.  Insure that it is clean, dry and properly profiled.  Diamond grinding is the preferred method for prep.  Liquid cleaners such as Super Blue liquid acid stain prep can also be used as a secondary choice.  Our supply shop rents diamond grinders in the Kansas City and surrounding area.
  2. It is suggested to use the cleaners with a low speed floor buffer and a black cleaning pad. Your goal is to clean all contaminates off the floor and to give the floor a “chalkboard” (matte) appearance after it is prepped and dried.
    • Concrete Floor Supply provides cleaners for various surface conditions
      1. Hot Strip = to remove black glue and paints
      2. Glu Gone= to remove yellow carpet glue and other mastics
      3. Super Blue= to open up the concrete (safe alternative to muriatic acid)
      4. Citra Peel= to remove cures and acrylic sealers
      5. Citra Pro= cleaner/degreaser to use on its own or after the above cleaners
  3.   Apply the acid stain using a pump sprayer and saturating the concrete with the stain in a random pattern.
    • Allow the stain to dry and apply another coat if desired or apply a secondary color of acid stain
  4. Clean the floor – after the stain has dried it is done reacting. Clean the floor with water and allow to dry
  5.  Seal with two coats of Concrete Floor Supply acrylic sealer
    • Use 3/8 nap roller (apply 2 to three coats….’thin to win’)
      1. Aqua Klear Coat
  6. After sealer has dried for 48 hours apply EZ Glow floor polish
    • Spray EZ Glow on floor and microfiber mop pad

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Metallic Epoxy

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The Concrete Floor Supply Metallic System or “Metallic System” is our unique floor coating system using a pigmented epoxy base coat followed by a coating of our commercial grade epoxy system blended with metallic pigments that create a variegated, 3D appearance. The metallic coating system creates wonderful looking marbleized floors that look unbelievable that most anyone can install by utilizing our easy to use kits.

  1. Properly prep surface. Insure that it is clean, dry and properly profiled.  Diamond grinding is the preferred method for prep.  Liquid cleaners such as Super Blue can also be used as a secondary choice.  Our supply shop rents diamond grinders in the Kansas City and surrounding area.
  2. Apply prime coat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy with chosen colored epoxy pigment additive (typically black).
  3. Apply the metallic coat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy mixed with Concrete Floor Supply ‘House’ metallic pigments or Torginal pigments. (Apply within 24 hours and the prime coat becomes tack free)
  4. Apply the topcoat using HyperRez 100% solids epoxy. (clear)(Apply within 24 hours and the metallic coat becomes tack free)
    1. Add Monkey Grip anti slip additive for increased traction
    2. Note: a primer coat using our “Moisture Mitigator” is optional, but will
      1. better insure moisture vapor transmissions will not come up through the coating and
      2. will also help in adhesion
      3. will minimize outgassing in subsequent coats

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Epoxy Clear Coat

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The Concrete Floor Supply Clear Coat System is a water clear coating system for those wanting a durable, ‘wet look’ floor. This system is a clear 100 percent solids epoxy system that is self leveling and gives the floor a smooth water like finish.

  1. Properly prep surface. Insure that it is clean, dry and properly profiled.  Diamond grinding is the preferred method for prep.  Liquid concrete profiler/cleaners such as Super Blue can also be used as a secondary choice.  Our supply shop rents diamond grinders in the Kansas City and surrounding area.
  2. Apply basecoat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy
  3. Before 24 hours has elapsed and the basecoat becomes tack free apply the second coat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy
    1. Note: a primer coat using our “Moisture Mitigator” is optional, but will
      1. better insure moisture vapor transmissions will not come up through the coating and
      2. will also help in adhesion
      3. will minimize outgassing in subsequent coats
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Epoxy Solid Color

The Concrete Floor Supply color on color system is a solid color coating system for those wanting a durable solid color floor. This system is a pigmented 100 percent solids epoxy system that is self leveling and gives the floor a smooth finish. Used extensively for hangers, warehouse floors and garages, this system is easy to install as well as cost effective.

  1. Properly prep surface. Insure that it is clean, dry and properly profiled.  Diamond grinding is the preferred method for prep.  Liquid concrete profiler/cleaners such as Super Blue can also be used as a secondary choice.  Our supply shop rents diamond grinders in the Kansas City and surrounding area.
  2. Apply basecoat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy with chosen colored epoxy pigment additive.
  3. Before 24 hours has elapsed and the basecoat becomes tack free apply the second coat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy with chosen colored epoxy pigment additive.
    1. Note: a primer coat using our “Moisture Mitigator” is optional, but will
      1. better insure moisture vapor transmissions will not come up through the coating and
      2. will also help in adhesion
      3. will minimize outgassing in subsequent coats
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Epoxy Flake

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Highly popular seamless floor coating system with many uses.

  • 100% solids epoxy and
  • Color flakes options (15 colors)
  • Seamless, easy to clean floor.
  • Available by the kit for easy installation.
  1. Properly prep surface. Insure that it is clean, dry and properly profiled.  Diamond grinding is the preferred method for prep.  Liquid cleaners or concrete profiling agents such as Super Blue can also be used as a secondary choice.  Our supply shop rents diamond grinders in the Kansas City and surrounding area.
  2. Apply basecoat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy with chosen colored epoxy pigment additive.
  3. While basecoat is still wet broadcast Concrete Floor Supply Epoxy Flakes to the surface (multiple light broadcast are recommended until the floor is fully saturated with flakes, typical flake amounts needed are 12% of the floor square footage. e. a 600 sq.ft. floor will need 72lbs of flakes)
  4. Before 24 hours has elapsed and the base coat becomes tack free drag a straight edge floor scraper or other tool to knock down the jagged flakes. Vacuum and blow floor clean
  5. Apply the second coat of HyperRez 100% solids epoxy (clear)
    1. Add Monkey Grip epoxy anti slip additive for increased traction
    2. Note: a primer coat using our “Moisture Mitigator” is optional, but will
      1. better insure moisture vapor transmissions will not come up through the coating and
      2. will also help in adhesion
      3. will minimize outgassing in subsequent coats

Expanded Epoxy Flake Instructions

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Glu Gone

Glu Gone is a yellow carpet glue remover. It should be used wherever yellow carpet glue is an issue. Let it soak and use a razor blade floor scraper to remove the yellow carpet glue from the concrete. Heavier areas may need more than one coat of Glu Gone.

Super Blue

Super Blue is a penetrating concentrated descaler and concrete surface renovator. It removes lime, mortar, scale, rust and more. It is the safe substitute for muriatic acid and is combined with many of our concrete systems!

Moisture Mitigator

Moisture Mitigator is an optional step but is highly recommended for those who have moisture coming up from their concrete. Moisture is one of the many reasons floor coatings fail. Moisture tests are simple, take a plastic sheet and duck tape it to the floor. Leave it on for 24 hours. If there is moisture under the plastic it’s wise to place the mitigator down prior to placing down any epoxy.

HyperREZ UV

HyperREZ UV is a 100% solids epoxy. This product is very durable, extremely hard wearing, high gloss and offers chemical resistant protection with extreme UV resistance. It comes clear and can be pigmented with one of the 13 color choices Concrete Floor Supply offers.

Epoxy Flake

Epoxy flake, also known as color chips, flake or fleck are composed of water-based resin mater. This unique product is integrally pigmented with brilliant colors, shape and size. This achieves infinite options to achieve optimal appearance and texture qualities with a resin-based flooring or wall-coating system.

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