Exterior Concrete

Exterior Concrete

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the concrete should be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled. If covering the expansion joints is still preferred, joints should first be treated with ElastoLock Exterior Membrane and Elastolock seam mesh to minimize the chance of any cracking in the finish later due to slab movement.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or “power troweled concrete” lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete is recommended to ensure good penetration and “grab” of the coating. Etching will also remove efflorescence from the surface. If etching is required, see the surface preparation section for instructions on etching.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris and other contaminants is key for ensuring long term beauty and performance. For easiest and best results cleaning with a pressure washer is highly recommended.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN
COMPLETED.

Countertops & Table Tops

Countertops & Table Tops

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the surface should be in sound physical condition and free of extensive damage. Laminate seams should be glued down firmly. Otherwise, the laminate needs to be clean and dry, free of dust, dirt, oils, food residue or other contaminants that may block adhesion.

REPAIRS
Damaged laminate surfaces with open or loose seams or missing sections must be repaired enough to offer a stable installation surface prior to coating. Bare wood surfaces designated for covering with the Countertop Kit coatings must also be in good physical condition with a relatively smooth surface. Areas where laminate may be missing should be filled with drywall spackle, wood filler or other suitable durable filler. If missing laminate pieces are still available, they should be glued back into place and be “repaired” with drywall spackle to create a smooth installation surface. As required, wood surfaces with similar issues should be repaired in a similar manner before continuing with coating application.

TILE COUNTERTOPS
Tile countertops should be skim coated with a polymer-modified thinset or other suitable topping to adhere to the tiles and fill grout line indentations to create a smooth surface. The skim coat must also be allowed to cure as directed prior to coating.

PREPARING LAMINATE
Since it is a smooth synthetic surface, laminate needs first needs to be
well scuffed with the enclosed 80 grit sandpaper in the kit to add some fine bonding tooth. Follow by washing the countertop and removing any chemical residue and let the surface dry.

WOOD SURFACES
The countertop kit coatings can be applied directly to most wood surfaces. If the surface is covered with a coating that is not peeling, a light scuff and damp cloth wipe are adequate preparation. If there are stains, chemicals or other serious contaminants in the surface that may cause discoloration or adhesion problems – or if there are previous peeling coatings – the surface should be sanded down to “new” wood. With the surface clean, you may proceed with coating. Particle board and MDF can also be coated.

PROTECTING NEARBY WALLS, FLOORS, FIXTURES AND CABINETS
Use plastic drop sheets or old newspaper and painter’s masking tape as required to protect surfaces not intended for coating.

DEALING WITH SINKS AND FAUCETS
Ultimately, popping up the sink and any trim, such as faucet flanges, allows for easiest preparation with less masking around fixtures. If possible, this is best. Otherwise, careful masking around adjoining edges is required.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN
COMPLETED.

Wood Surfaces

Wood Surface

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the wood should be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, checking and mill glaze.The surface must also be dry and clean. Pressure Treated wood should be aged at least six months to allow for dissipation of moisture and tannins from the wood. Plywood should be good one side and at least 5/16″ thick on 16″ joists.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with Daich ElastoLock® Rubber Spackle and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth, mill-glazed wood needs to be scuffed to create some bonding tooth and opportunity for penetration into the wood fibers.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Use Daich Coatings Ultra Prep Wood Cleaner to scrub the deck boards and remove dead wood fibers and dirt. Follow with pressure washing to remove all washing related residues. Use a washer with a fan spray and no more than about 1500 p.s.i or pressure. Keep fan spray 4″ to 6″ away from the wood to avoid lifting wood fibers.

If applying to plywood, washing with water is not recommended. The surface should be well scuffed with 80 grit sandpaper and then vacuumed of all sanding dust.

ELASTOLOCK FOR PRESSURE TREATED DECKS
Coat the tops, cut edges and between the boards with Daich ElastoLock as a first protective, high adhesion bonding coat, before proceding with RollerRock.

ELASTOLOCK / REINFORCING FABRIC PLYWOOD DECKS
Plywood surfaces must be treated with a protective waterproof combination of ElastoLock Rubber and Reinforcing Fabric/Mesh to completely isolate the deck fromwater. See the detailed installation video for plywood decks on the Elastolock page.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN
COMPLETED.

Garage Floor

Garage Floor

SURFACE CONDITION
For ideal results, the garage floor must be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or “power troweled concrete” (often found on garage floors) lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete is recommended to ensure good penetration and “grab” of the coating. Etching will also remove efflorescence from the surface.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris and other contaminants is key for ensuring long term beauty and performance. For easiest and best results cleaning with a pressure washer is highly recommended.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation page is also recommended.

Concrete

Concrete

SURFACE CONDITION
For best project results, the concrete should be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, larger cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding. Thinner cracks can be plugged and sealed with an application of Daich ElastoLock Rubber Membrane or Rubber Spackle. Hairline cracks do not require treatment and can be covered normally with your desired Daich Decorative finish product.

EXISTING COVERINGS: PARGING / STUCCO
If the surface of the wall is covered with a cementious coating like parging or stucco and it is sound, the surface only needs to be cleaned (see below). However, if parging or stucco is cracked or falling away, it will be necessary to remove any loose material and skim coat resulting voids with a cement patch product to make the surface uniform. Decorative finishing with your desired Daich product can begin after patch material has cured fully as directed.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled. If covering the expansion joints is still preferred, joints should first be treated with ElastoLock Exterior Membrane and Elastolock seam mesh to minimize the chance of any cracking in the finish later due to movement.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris and other contaminants is key for ensuring long term beauty and performance. For easiest and best results cleaning with a pressure washer is highly recommended. When washing, be sure not to kick up dirt from the ground at the bottom of the wall and make the wall dirty.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation section is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN
COMPLETED.

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