CONCRETE LUBRICATION

You can create smooth structures on a surface with a few coats of concrete lubricant. The material’s ruggedness and character is absolutely essential in order to truly create life. A concrete lubricant is such a material.

The thin finishing coat, in 16 kg buckets, amounts to an average of 3 mm. The mineral substrate therefore needs to be smooth. The finish itself is made up of a minimum of three coats: 1 to 2 coats of primer as a pre-treatment, depending on how absorbent or powdery the surface is, 2 coats of stucco plaster and possibly also a final varnish coat to serve as a protective layer. The total application will involve a minimum of two days’ work because of the drying time and the size of the surface area.

The decorator will work and ‘draw’ a criss-cross pattern in large or small ‘drawings’ with a spoon, spatula and/or putty knife, depending on what the eventual pattern needs to look like. The person applying the pattern will determine the final result.

The thickness of the first coat is decisive for the final result. The thicker this is applied, the deeper the eventual contrast will be. The higher section will take on more of a shine than the deeper sections as a result of the filling and scraping.