Anvil Paints & Coatings has introduced its new 1800 Two-Part Water-Based Clear Urethane Concrete Sealer. The new Anvil 1800 is comparable to solvent-based systems, but without the intense odor or high VOC levels. The applicator can use the product during normal business hours and still get the benefits of the physical properties of high-performance clears.
Anvil 1800 is a high-gloss urethane coating that exhibits excellent wear, abrasion resistance and UV stability. Breakthroughs in water-based technology have enabled Anvil to formulate a two-part system that is much higher in solids with full cross-linking. It's low odor, nonflammable, and gives off low amounts of VOCs (10 grams per liter). Additionally, Anvil 1800 has outstanding chemical resistance and excellent gloss retention, which make it a perfect high-gloss clear coat when applied over properly installed acrylic color coats on concrete.
Anvil Two-Part Water Based Clear Urethane is available in 1-gallon and 4-gallon kits.
Suggested retail price: Approximately $90 to $100 per gallon kit.
To order: Fax a purchase order to (727) 535-1413, or go to www.anvilpaints.com
The new eco-friendly Oil Eater cleaner and degreaser from Kafko International Ltd. eliminates the need for solvent or acid cleaners.
Oil Eater quickly and safely gets rid of grease, oil and grime from concrete, asphalt, walls and tools.It is also ideal for pressure-washing and parts cleaning, and it will not harm the skin. The nonflammable cleaner is water-based, biodegradable, and contains no acid, abrasive or petroleum solvents. It penetrates rapidly, rinses off easily and leaves no residues.
Oil Eater is available in a 4-ounce bottle, 32-ounce bottle, 1-gallon bottle, 5-gallon bucket, 30-gallon drum, and 55-gallon drum.
Suggested retail price: $39.36 to $65.67, depending on size.
To order: Contact Bob Kafkis at (800) 528-0334, or go to the Web site www.oileater.com
GG Beer Concrete Stain from GG Innovative Products Inc. is a stain that may be mixed with water, alcohol, beer, wine, acetone or lacquer thinner.
Mixing the stain with beer or wine helps create unique effects. Mixing with water helps to keep the product in line with a greener standard. Mixing with lacquer thinner or acetone speeds the drying process to less than 10 minutes.
Anotherbenefit of the stain is its ability to penetrate through previously sealed substrates when mixed with acetone or lacquer thinner.When applied, it automatically penetrates through the sealer, and after it dries, the sealer is once again intact (assuming the previous sealer was in good shape to begin with).
This product is UV-protected to keep a floor from fading over time. After the color is dry and buffed, there is no wait time needed before applying a sealer.
Suggested retail price: $64.50 for 1/2 pint, which makes 1 gallon of stain, or $199.50 for one pint to make 5 gallons.
To order: Call (541) 678-7364 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Epmar Corp. is pleased to announce the rebirth of the solvent-based Kemiko Stone Tone Wax.
The solvent-based wax is specially formulated to produce a low-sheen finish with high protection and durability. It is designed for interior use over Kemiko Stone Tone Stain, pigmented colored concrete, tile, brick, or any masonry surface. Although this product has a slower drying time than its waterborne counterpart, it leaves a low-satin, durable finish.
Suggested retail price: $57.99 per gallon.
To order: Contact the nearest Kemiko dealer. Information is available on the Kemiko or Epmar Web sites.
Tibroc-Radio Controlled Concrete Finishers has released its RPT-55 Radio ControlledPower Trowel.
The machine features a 5.5-horsepower Honda GX 160 engine, five trowels per spider, trowel speed of 50 rpm to 150 rpm (controlled from the transmitter), trowel pitch of up to 35 degrees (controlled from the transmitter), and the capability for forward, backwards, rotation right and left, and slide right and left movement. Once the engine is started, the direction of movement, trowel pitch, and speed are all controlled from the transmitter. The RPT-55 remote trowel is equipped with an onboard generator. Themachinewas designed for commercial and residential finishing applications.
The unit is 55 inches in length, 26 inches in width, and 24 inches in height. It weighs 220 pounds.
Suggested retail price: $7,950
To order: (619) 309-5015
Husqvarna Construction Products has developed a high-speed blade for the K 3000 Electric power-cutter series. Whether used dry or with the K 3000 Wet, the STE3 blade provides smooth cutting of construction materials such as hard brick and concrete.
The STE3 combines the technology used to create the turbo segments of the BHT blade with a new noise-reducing steel core. The geometry of the blade has been altered to decrease air turbulence and high-pitch whistling created by blades spinning at high rpms. The noise-reducing geometry complements a vibration-dampening system embedded in the steel core.
Suggested retail price: $425
To order: Contact a local Husqvarna Sales Manager. To become a dealer, e-mail email@example.com.
Husqvarna Construction Products has introduced the K 3000 Electric Cut-n-Break. With the success of the K 650 Cut-n-Break, the demand for an electric version to use indoors has steadily increased.
The K 3000 Electric Cut-n-Break is able to cut in stages through walls up to 16 inches thick. It is ideal for window and door openings, crack chasing, joint repair and much more. A unique sliding guard can be positioned to flush cut. A 15-amp electric motor offers maximum versatility for indoor and outdoor use.
Features include an upper blade guard that is flexible enough to move out of the way when cutting and is outfitted with rollers at the tip to prevent snagging when cutting brick. The wet-cutting system minimizes water usage to supply enough water to suppress dust but not enough to cause excessive slurry.
Suggested retail price: $1,599
To order: Contact a local Husqvarna Sales Manager. To become a dealer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blastrac, NA has debuted a new angle grinder, the BL-233. This hand-held grinder, after undergoing rigorous tests for safety and reliability, has won UL approval - one of few in the surface prep industry to do so.
Manufactured specifically for concrete prep and coatings removal, the BL-233's heavy-duty design offers solid performance when grinding along walls, around protrusions, and in hard-to-access areas. A 120-volt, 15-amp motor runs at 6,600 rpm and handles diamond cup wheels as well as grinding disks. The angle grinder is designed to accept a 7-inch diameter disk on its 5/8-11 threaded spindle. For user preference, the grip handle can be positioned at one of three places on the gear housing. The BL-233 is 19 inches long and weighs 9 pounds without shroud or grinding wheel attached.
Suggested retail price: $199. Available dust shrouds for the BL-233 include the one-piece ECO-Shroud (05-65900), with a MSRP of $99, and the Convertible ECO-Shroud (05-65903), with its hinged, flip-up section for close edgework, at $129.
To order: Contact a Blastrac Customer Service Representative at (800) 256-3440, option 1.
Stonhard Inc.'s new Green Concrete Primer can be installed over concrete as soon as five days after pouring.
Green Concrete Primer, a two-step, epoxy-based priming system, is compatible with most Stonhard flooring and lining systems and only varies from system to system in the application process. Besides drastically speeding up installation, the primer is impervious to water, solvent-free, low in odor and, due to contrasting color coats, easy to apply, since the user maintains visual control of uniformity.
The latest from H&C Concrete Coatings, Semi-Transparent Decorative Stains provide an alternative to reactive acid stains. The new stains allow contractors to achieve a layered, faux or single-color look in significantly less time and without any acids or harmful chemicals.
Intended for commercial applications such as retail stores, malls and other business settings, the stains also provide unique looks for patios, walkways, pool decks, driveways, garage and basement floors and other residential projects. Besides being environmentally friendly to apply, they are UV resistant, can be applied indoors and out, require no neutralization and allow for easy cleanup. The stains are available in 28 colors, and these colors can be built up without the worry of spending all a slab's alkalinity, a common issue with traditional acid stains. Because these new semitransparent stains create no chemical reaction, there is no time spent waiting for color to reach full development.
These waterborne or solvent-based sealers can also be applied as topcoats.
W.R. Meadows Inc. has introduced Liqui-Hard Ultra concrete densifier and chemical hardener. The ready-to-use, colorless liquid hardens and dustproofs concrete at a molecular level. A properly finished surface boasts substantial improvement in abrasion and chemical resistance. Liqui-Hard Ultra will significantly improve durability as well as enhance sheen.
As Liqui-Hard Ultra is applied and penetrates into the concrete surface, a chemical reaction takes place, producing a byproduct that fills in the pores of the concrete one molecule at a time. The product solidifies the concrete, eliminating dusting and pitting. Chemically engineered to provide timely, quick, sustainable performance, the product is simply sprayed on, and then left moist on the surface for 20 minutes. Unlike traditional densifiers, Liqui-Hard Ultra does not require brushing into the surface or rinsing.
Liqui-Hard Ultra is part of the W.R. Meadows Green Line of earth-friendly products and will contribute to credits for LEED-certified construction.
Lythic Densifier from Lythic Solutions Inc., made with colloidal silica, speeds up the process of concrete densifying and is touted as being more eco-friendly than conventional densifiers.
Lythic Densifier's low-pH formula changes the way concrete floors are densified by eliminating steps, and therefore time, from the process. There is nothing to scrub off and no wet residue to dispose of. An hour after application begins, the slab is ready to polish. Because of the densifier's ultra-low sodium content, there is no whiting. The densified slab becomes virtually impermeable to liquids, increasing stain resistance. Also, the surface of densified slabs is more abrasion-resistant than undensified slabs, reducing the potential for dusting and wear.
Lythic Densifier is a green product. It eliminates the environmental burden of waste disposal and releases no volatile organic compounds.
During the debut launch of the Edger at World of Concrete 2009, Concrete Polishing Solutions customers were reportedly overwhelmed by the multiple capabilities the machine displayed. In response to customer feedback, CPS is reintroducing the Edger as the G-120 Multi to better characterize its adaptability. The company has also made a few adjustments to meet customer demands.
The G-120 Multi has been designed with flexibility in mind. The machine features a powerful 3-horsepower motor and 116 pounds of grinding pressure at the head to aggressively remove any floor coating, and it can also polish the concrete to a highly reflective shine. Retaining its Edger adeptness, the Multi can get within 1/32 inch of a wall, and reaches under low overhangs to eliminate the need for any contractor to do hand tooling again.
The G-120 Multi uses the same tooling as other CPS grinders for added convenience.