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SurfKoat Aqualon-L-100 Lithium Densifier

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Description

L-100 Lithium Concrete Densifier

LITHIUM SILICATE HARDENER & DENSIFIER

SurfKoat Aqualon L-100 is a premium quality, easy to use, lithium-silicate concrete densifier used to harden, strengthen and internally seal concrete. Aqualon L-100 creates a permanent dust-proof surface by reducing the porosity of the concrete and hardening the surface. Densifiers actually become a permanent part of the concrete itself, and will not peel, scratch or wear away due to heavy traffic.

L-100 is extremely versatile and can be used on all types of un-sealed concrete surfaces. L-100 can be used indoors or outdoors on uncured freshly placed concrete or fully cured existing concrete. For polishing applications, L-100 is used in combination with a floor polisher to create a hard dense surface with a high-gloss finish.

 

Essentials

  • Premium Lithium
  • Water Based
  • Can never flake or peel
  • Increases surface strength
  • Reduces dusting
  • Easy Spray or brush Application
  • All existing sealers must be removed before application
  • Coverage: See Detailed Info

 

Tech Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet

 


Detailed Info!

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Aqualon L-100

Aqualon L-100 is a premium, fast acting, lithium silicate densifier. Lithium silicates are the highest quality and easiest to use of all the densifiers. They penetrate deep, and react quickly to create a hard dense surface perfect for polishing. Lithium silicates also help to combat surface ASR.

L-100 becomes even more versatile when it's used in combination with a water-repellent or protective sealer. This two-step process is the best protection you can offer a piece of concrete. Concrete is like a giant sponge full of tiny pores. Densifiers like L-100 simply work by filling these pores with silica and reducing porosity. This reduction in porosity not only makes the surface harder, it also stops the movement of moisture and moisture vapor from above AND below the slab. The second step then makes the entire structure water, chemical and/or stain repellent.

 

Cleaning and Preparation Instructions

Do not apply to any surface that is dirty, frozen, or heavily saturated with water. Surface must be clean and free of all debris, dry, and absorbent. Mist water in a small area to test the surface for absorbency. Any surface to be treated should uniformly wet out. If the surface to be treated does not wet out uniformly, it is then recommended to prepare the surface mechanically to increase porosity and to remove any remaining surface contaminants.

 

Specific Applications

It is always recommended to test the product in a small, inconspicuous area (on the same concrete substrate) for desired results prior to application. Substrate temperature must be no less than 40 degrees F and not exceed 80 degrees F.

 

FRESHLY PLACED, UNCURED CONCRETE:

Remove all cut saw debris prior to application. Apply first coat of L-100 after final finishing at a rate of 800-1000 sq. ft. per gallon using a sprayer, lint free mop, or soft applicator brush. Ensure saturation for 15-20 minutes. Work product into surface with applicator brush, moving any unabsorbed product from less absorbent areas to more absorbent areas. Do not leave any puddled areas.

Apply second coat of L-100 in the same manner as the first, paying special attention to areas that appear to be more porous and continue to absorb material. Again, remove any puddled areas with applicator brush or mop and allow the material to dry evenly. Do not leave any puddled areas or unabsorbed product on the surface. Remove any excess or residue with a stiff bristle broom or dry pad floor buffer.

 

FULLY CURED TROWELLED CONCRETE (if not polishing):

Apply first coat of L-100 at a rate of 600-800 sq. ft. per gallon using a sprayer, lint free mop, or soft applicator brush. Ensure floor saturation for 15-20 minutes. Work product into surface with applicator brush, moving any unabsorbed product from less absorbent areas to more absorbent areas. Do not leave any puddled areas.

Apply second coat of L-100 in the same manner as the first, paying special attention to areas that appear to be more porous and continue to absorb material. Again, remove any puddled areas with applicator brush or mop and allow the material to dry evenly. Do not leave any puddled areas or unabsorbed product on the surface. Remove any excess or residue with a stiff bristle broom or dry pad floor buffer.

 

FULLY CURED TROWELLED CONCRETE - POLISHING APPLICATION:

After completing the 400 grit stage of polishing, apply a saturating, uniform coat of L-100 at a rate of 400-600 sq. ft. per gallon using a sprayer, lint free mop, or soft applicator brush. Ensure floor saturation for 15-20 minutes. Move any unabsorbed product from less absorbent areas to more absorbent areas. Do not allow to puddle. Follow through with additional polishing steps until desired appearance is achieved. Additional applications of Aqualon L-100 can be added at any stage before the final polishing phase is done if necessary or desired at a rate of 600-800 sq. ft. per gallon. Allow to dry. Remove any excess residue with polishing diamonds or polishing pads. Flushing with water is not necessary. Note: For softer concrete an initial application of Aqualon L-100 can be applied after the 80 grit stage prior to the standard polishing steps to achieve a harder surface.

 

FULLY CURED BROOMED/OUTDOOR CONCRETE:

Apply first coat of L-100 at a rate of 200-400 sq. ft. per gallon using a sprayer, or soft applicator brush. Work product into surface with applicator brush, moving any unabsorbed product from less absorbent areas to more absorbent areas. Allow product to penetrate for 15-20 minutes. Do not leave any puddled areas.

Apply second coat of L-100 in the same manner as the first, paying special attention to areas that appear to be more porous and continue to absorb material. Again, remove any puddled areas with applicator brush and allow the material to dry evenly. Do not leave any puddled areas or unabsorbed product on the surface. Remove any excess or residue with a stiff bristle broom.

 

Of course, having the right tools will make your job easier, so scroll to the bottom to see our recommended Sprayers, Brushes and Application Tools!

 

Coverage Rates

Coverage rates are approximate and will vary depending on substrate density, porosity and temperature. In most cases, 2 coats are required. Coverage rates based on total combined two coat application.

Freshly placed, uncured concrete: 400-500 sq. ft. / gallon

Existing, fully cured, trowelled concrete : 300-400 sq. ft / gallon
Existing, fully cured, ground concrete : 200-300 sq. ft / gallon
Existing, fully cured, broomed concrete : 100-200 sq. ft / gallon

 

Additional Protection

Although concrete densified with L-100 is certainly harder, stronger and less porous, it is still bare concrete. This means the surface is still vulnerable to staining, etching and erosion. For this reason, we always recommend a final layer of protection be considered for all densified surfaces. Choice of product will depend on the type of concrete, how it will be used and what it will be exposed to.

If L-100 was applied as a curing compound on freshly placed concrete, we always recommend allowing the concrete to fully cure for 28 days before proceeding with application of any additional protection.

 

Trowelled or polished concrete floors:

Coval Concrete - Extreme protection against acids, chemicals and fluids. Ultra-thin physical coating that moderately enhances color. Available in a matte or gloss finish.

 

Broomed/outdoor concrete:

Surf-Guard SB-100 - Breathable, deep penetrating, invisible extreme protection from water intrusion, salts, acid rain, de-icing chemicals and freeze/thaw exposure.

Surf-Block WB-75 - Breathable, deep penetrating, invisible economical protection from water intrusion, salts, acid rain, de-icing chemicals and freeze/thaw exposure.

 

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Extra Information

Brand:
Surfkoat
"Wet Look" Color Enhancement?:
No
VOC Compliance:
LADCO (IL,IN,OH)
VOC Compliance:
OTC-Phase-1 (DC,MA,ME,NH,NJ,PA,VA)
VOC Compliance:
OTC-Phase-2 (CT,DE,MD,NY,RI)
VOC Compliance:
Colorado
VOC Compliance:
NW Utah
VOC Compliance:
Maricopa AZ
VOC Compliance:
CARB-2002
VOC Compliance:
CARB-2007
VOC Compliance:
CARB-2020
VOC Compliance:
SCAQMD

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