Stencil Pattern Concrete
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Stencil Pattern Concrete?
Stencil Pattern Concrete is a cement based
colour hardener, which when correctly applied to concrete can give the
appearance of rustic bricks, pavers, stones, tiles and other similar type
finishes. It comes in a variety of colours and texture grades and is used
for stencil, stamp or unpatterned coloured concrete.
Does it crack or wear
When applied correctly, Stencil Pattern Concrete is much stronger and
more durable than normal 20-25Mpa concrete and it does not affect the integrity
of the underlying pavement.
Is it slip resistant?
Slip resistance largely determined by the final finish.
There are many techniques used to create a slip resistant surface. Please
discuss these with your contractor, to ensure that you get the finish best
suited for your site and requirements.
Will the colour fade?
The pigments used by Designer Concrete Coatings are
inorganic insoluble metal oxides, which are extremely UV and chemical resistant.
Some shading variation may occur over a period of 5 years. However,
this is barely detectable to the human eye. The application
of a UV sealer will maintain and help preserve the colour.
How thick is the
The product is applied approximately 1.5-3 mm thick on to the
surface of the concrete. It is normally applied in two steps
to ensure that maximum coverage colour hardener strength is achieved.
long does it take to complete the Stencil Pattern Concrete process?
varies, depending on the preparation required. Normally the process can
be achieved in 3 days. The first day includes form work and site preparation.
Day 2 is pouring the concrete and applying the colour hardener and stencil
pattern and the final day is cleaning up and sealing the finished job.
as concrete does not reach full strength for 28 days, it is recommended
that you allow at least 7 days before you use the new concrete surface.
What are the advantages of Stencil Pattern
Concrete versus brick, stone or tiles?
Using Designer Concrete Coatings
Stencil Pattern Concrete, you can simulate almost any building products
used in the pavement construction industry. This makes Stencil Pattern Concrete
a more versatile option for your pavement, with the added benefit
of being able to choose from a broad range of colours and varied
stencil patterns to suit your personal requirements.
is the base for Stencil Pattern Concrete, weeds should not grow and undulation
is not likely to occur. You can also specifically design the strength of
your pavement for special requirement such as a parking bay for heavy motor
vehicles, caravans or boats.
Can Stencil Pattern Concrete go over
No, Stencil Pattern Concrete is designed to
be used with wet concrete only. Designer Concrete Coating Resurfacing Pattern
Concrete is the product best suited to go over existing concrete.
there different finishes?
Yes, there are many effects and styles which can
be created using Stencil Pattern Concrete, ranging from a rustic brick
finish to a smooth tile look. Discuss these with your concrete contractor
to determine the best finish for your specific application.
much does it cost?
The cost of Stencil Pattern Concrete is very affordable
compared to similar products. Installation depends on your requirements
and the preparation required. As a result quotes are provided
by the applicators. We can provide you with contact details of
an experienced independent applicator for your job who works
in your area. Please contact us for further details.
colours and patterns are available?
There are 24 colours and 24 patterns
currently available. There is also a choice of 'feature stencils' such
as rosettes and diamonds and 5 options for a border pattern. Custom colours,
logos and stencils can also be manufactured.
Does Designer Concrete
Coatings install Stencil Pattern Concrete?
No, we do not install the Stencil
Pattern Concrete but we have a list of independent contractors who are
experienced in the use of the product. Please contact Customer Services for
the contact details of independent contractors who work in your area.
often do I need to reseal?
After the initial coat at the time of placement,
a second coat is recommended within 3 months. Resealing after this
period is at the homeowners discretion, but resealing when the sealer
has worn off will help maintain your pavement surface.
can I call with questions or installation problems?
Designer Concrete Coatings
operate a full time Technical and Customer Services Department to provide
hassle free service. You can e-mail us for a prompt response to your enquiries.
Stencil Pattern Concrete for the DIY installer?
Stencil Pattern Concrete
is not recommended for the do-it-yourself person. As each site is unique,
specific preparation must be undertaken so that the concrete is placed
in a manner which will ensure durability. It is therefore recommended that
an experienced and/or a licensed concrete contractor be used.
a warranty or guarantee with Stencil Pattern Concrete?
Designer Concrete Stencil Pattern Concrete is NATA tested "fit-for-purpose" as a decorative wear layer on concrete surfaces; and, potentially offers serviceability design life of up to 20-years subject to in-service conditions and maintenance. Designer Concrete C-3000 colour products carry 2-year statutory warranty - residential and commercial applications: Conditions apply.
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