How To Resurface Concrete (Concrete Resurfacing Made Easy)

Download the full detailed instructions as a PDF document.


Before you start

Tools you will need:

  • Clean mixing buckets
  • Measuring jug
  • Ardit trowel
  • Wooden float
  • Gauging trowel for patching
  • Heavy duty drill & mixing paddle
  • High pressure cleaner
  • Finishing broom
  • Paint brush for edging
  • Personal protectice equipment

Application

Before beginning any tiling project, read the packaging carefully to ensure the surface has been prepared properly and the correct procedure is followed.

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Step 1:

The concrete must be absorbent, structurally sound, solid and clean with no contamination that could interfere with bonding (like oil stains, paint, sap or other organic elements). To remove contaminants use mechnical methods like sweeping, vacuuming high-pressure power washing and if necessary, grinding. Patch small holes, gouges or spalls up to 25mm in diameter and 12mm deep with Dunlop Concrete Resurfacer. Excess patching material can be mechanically removed. Apply a coat of Dunlop Multipurpose Primer and allow to dry.

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Step 2:

Pour clean water into the mixing bucket and then add the full bag of Dunlop Concrete Resurfacer. Mix with a mixing paddle and heavy-duty drill. Pour the mix onto an area of concrete. Use a flat trowel, squeegee or broom it over the surface. Spread in a thin as a layer as possible while getting full coverage. Apply a light broom-finish to achieve the desired texture. Work in areas small enough to permit finishing without walking on the freshly installed areas.

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Step 3:

Seal the surface with Dunlop Concrete Resurfacer Sealer; available in a range of popular colours.


Handy Hints

  • To minimise natural colour variations, work in small sections keeping a wet edge.
  • Dunlop Concrete Resurfacer can also be used on vertical surfaces such as walls or staircases.