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Trutop Concrete Overlay by Surecrete


About

SureCrete’s Trutop is a single component, self-bonding, cement-based, extremely thin overlay for interior concrete surfaces. Trutop was designed to yield an exceptionally smooth tight-troweled finish that can provide a new blank canvas for decorative concrete floors. It can also be used vertically on interior walls, creating the look of Venetian plaster. Application is best accomplished with a Magic Trowel from Midwest Rake.

Features

  • Single Component, Self-bonding Mix
  • Coverage per Bag: 200-300 sq. ft.
  • VOC Rating: 0g/L
  • Interior Use for Horizontal or Vertical Applications
  • Pigment-able with Surecrete Color Packs

(more...)

Specs

Instructions

Surface Preparation

The principles for surface preparation for Trutop are aligned with other cement-based overlays; the substrate must be:
  • Clean: The surface must be free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, paints, glues, sealers, curing agents, efflorescence, chemical contaminants, rust, algae, mildew and other foreign matter that may serve as a bond breaker.
  • Cured: Any concrete must be sufficiently cured to have sufficient hydration, approximately 7 - 14 days depending on temperatures and humidity
  • Sound: No system should be placed upon a substrate that is flaking, spalling, or has hibernating spalling.
  • Profiled:
  • Floors: Proper profile should follow the standard established by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Technical Guideline no. 03732 for Concrete Surface Profile (CSP). The established profile is categorized as CSP-1 through CSP-3. The most common means to properly profile many concrete slabs is through the use of SCR (see SCR TDS). Some concrete slabs that are hard troweled or that are not sound may require more aggressive profiling achieved through diamond grinding or shot blasting. Customarily profiling is not required for application over another cement- based overlay.
  • Walls: Customarily profiling is not required for vertical application on a substrate. On concrete the use of SCR is recommended. A painted surface may require de-glossing or sanding. Drywall surfaces require finishing and priming prior to application.

Temperature/Dry/Cure

  1. Air and substrate surface temperatures shall remain between 50°F (10°C) and 90°F (32°C) during and within 48 hours of placement.
  2. Cooler conditions will take significantly longer to cure.
  3. This product (depending on weather conditions) should achieve initial set within 6 – 8 hours. Like concrete, full cure is reached at 28 days.
  4. Sealer selection for a finished Trutop project will require different cure times:
  5. SureSeal products may apply as soon as overnight. See specific sealer TDS.
  6. Dura-Kote products may require longer cure times, perhaps 24 hours or more. See specific sealer TDS.

Application

Patching

Upon surface preparation, some areas may require patching prior to application of Trutop. Flash Patch or Deep Level is an excellent choice as a patching product to restore concrete to a sound state. Refer to Flash Patch or Deep Level TDS.

Crack Treatment / Construction Joints

Cracks may require treatment: Refer to Deep Level and SCT-EP Epoxy Crack Treatment TDS to evaluate crack as static or structural to set expectation of treatment.
Never bridge Trutop across any joint in concrete. Construction Joints in concrete have sufficient movement to “telegraph” through Trutop applications. Large expansive slabs should have planned appropriate flexible caulks to allow for this movement.

Mixing and Handling
  1. Add water, approximately 5 qt. (4.7 liter) to a 5 gal. (18.9 liter)
  2. Add 1 - Color Pack if desired. Caution: Color Packs may streak, as color particulate is larger than aggregate of mix.See Color Pack TDS.
  3. Mix with a handheld concrete mixer, such as a Collomix Xo-55 Dual Shaft Mixer. Color Packs require comprehensive mixing in water prior to introduction of Trutop.
  4. Slowly introduce Trutop into the pail with mixer running.
  5. Scrape side of pail with a margin trowel to ensure all dry product is incorporated into the wet mix.
  6. Continue to mix for a minimum of 1 minute after all ingredients are combined to achieve a lump-free consistency.
  7. Additional water may be added up to 6 quarts (5.7 liters) total for 40 pound (18.1 kg) bag.

First Coat
Trutop may be applied as a single coat system.
Floor
  1. The surface should be saturated, surface dry (SSD or damp, no puddles).
  2. Pour a generous ribbon of Trutop and tightly trowel or squeegee product over entire area.
Wall – Utilize a hawk and trowel and tightly coat surface with trowel
(Optional) Stencils and grout tape patterns
  1. Stencils and tape patterns may be placed after scraping and sweeping of first coat, and prior to application of finish coat.
  2. Stencils and tape patterns may be removed as soon as product dries sufficiently to bear the foot traffic of the applicator, prior to sealing.

Finish Coat
Floor
  1. Depending upon substrate’s condition and desired level of flatness or smoothness, a second or finish coat may be required.
  2. The first coat must set sufficiently to bear the foot traffic of the applicator, usually overnight (depending upon weather).
  3. The first coat may be scraped or sanded smooth and the surface swept or vacuumed.
  4. The finish coat applies as the first coat described above. Alterations of trowel techniques will yield numerous pleasing finish coats.
Wall
  1. Depending upon substrate’s condition and desired level of flatness or smoothness, a second or finish coat may be required.
  2. The first coat must set sufficiently to support finish coat, approximately 2-6 hours.
  3. The finish coat applies as the first coat described above. Alterations of trowel techniques will yield numerous pleasing finish coats.

Secondary Coloring
Depending upon the application selected, secondary coloring will provide aesthetic appeal to a project.
  • Eco-Stain - 30 water base stain colors. Refer to Eco-Stain TDS.

(Note: Before secondary coloring, the finish coat must dry sufficiently to bear the foot traffic of the applicator [if on floor], usually overnight [depending upon weather]. Scrape the surface of finish coat with a floor scraper and remove any loose material.)

Sealing To complete a Trutop project sealing is required. Excellent sealer choices for economical floor projects include:
  • SureSeal HS-360 - 30% solids, 600 g/L solvent
  • SureSeal HS-340 - 30% solids, 400 g/L solvent
  • SureSeal Super 30 - 30% solids, 600 g/L solvent
  • SureSeal Super WB – 30% solids water based

Refer to the appropriate TDS for details.

Other sealer choices for floors with enhanced durability properties include:
  • Dura-Kote Polyurethane Solvent Base Clear Gloss
  • Dura-Kote Epoxy 100
  • Dura-Kote Polyurethane Water Base Clear
  • Dura-Kote PFC 120 Hybrid Solvent Based Polyaspartic
  • Dura-Kote PFC 180 Hybrid Solvent Based Polyaspartic
  • XS-327

Refer to the appropriate TDS for details.

For Sealing Walls, Products to Consider:
  • SureSeal Super 20
  • SureSeal Super WB
  • SureSeal Super WB LL
Refer to the appropriate TDS for details.

(Note: if secondary coloring is not utilized before sealing, scrape the surface of finish coat with a scraper and remove any loose material.)

Slip Resistance

Two recognized US agencies have issued directives on minimum coefficient of friction, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and Department of Justice through the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). ADA is the more stringent of the two. ADA directs that accessible walkways have a minimum coefficient of friction of 0.6. Ramps have been directed to be 0.8. The applicator assumes the responsibility to meet these standards. Especially exterior surfaces or surfaces that may become wet, oily, or greasy require attention. Refer SureGrip (Additive) TDS and its accompanying coefficient of friction table.

Clean Up

Before Trutop dries; spills and tools can be cleaned up with water.

Disposal

Contact your local government household hazardous waste coordinator for information on disposal of unused product.

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Trutop Concrete Overlay by Surecrete

SureCrete’s Trutop is a single component, self-bonding, cement-based, extremely thin overlay for interior concrete surfaces. Trutop was designed to yield an exceptionally smooth tight-troweled finish that can provide a new blank canvas for decorative concrete floors.

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    SureCrete’s Trutop is a single component, self-bonding, cement-based, extremely thin overlay for interior concrete surfaces. Trutop was designed to yield an exceptionally smooth tight-troweled finish that can provide a new blank canvas for decorative concrete floors.

      About

      SureCrete’s Trutop is a single component, self-bonding, cement-based, extremely thin overlay for interior concrete surfaces. Trutop was designed to yield an exceptionally smooth tight-troweled finish that can provide a new blank canvas for decorative concrete floors. It can also be used vertically on interior walls, creating the look of Venetian plaster. Application is best accomplished with a Magic Trowel from Midwest Rake.

      Features

      • Single Component, Self-bonding Mix
      • Coverage per Bag: 200-300 sq. ft.
      • VOC Rating: 0g/L
      • Interior Use for Horizontal or Vertical Applications
      • Pigment-able with Surecrete Color Packs

      (more...)

      Specs

      Instructions

      Surface Preparation

      The principles for surface preparation for Trutop are aligned with other cement-based overlays; the substrate must be:
      • Clean: The surface must be free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, paints, glues, sealers, curing agents, efflorescence, chemical contaminants, rust, algae, mildew and other foreign matter that may serve as a bond breaker.
      • Cured: Any concrete must be sufficiently cured to have sufficient hydration, approximately 7 - 14 days depending on temperatures and humidity
      • Sound: No system should be placed upon a substrate that is flaking, spalling, or has hibernating spalling.
      • Profiled:
      • Floors: Proper profile should follow the standard established by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Technical Guideline no. 03732 for Concrete Surface Profile (CSP). The established profile is categorized as CSP-1 through CSP-3. The most common means to properly profile many concrete slabs is through the use of SCR (see SCR TDS). Some concrete slabs that are hard troweled or that are not sound may require more aggressive profiling achieved through diamond grinding or shot blasting. Customarily profiling is not required for application over another cement- based overlay.
      • Walls: Customarily profiling is not required for vertical application on a substrate. On concrete the use of SCR is recommended. A painted surface may require de-glossing or sanding. Drywall surfaces require finishing and priming prior to application.

      Temperature/Dry/Cure

      1. Air and substrate surface temperatures shall remain between 50°F (10°C) and 90°F (32°C) during and within 48 hours of placement.
      2. Cooler conditions will take significantly longer to cure.
      3. This product (depending on weather conditions) should achieve initial set within 6 – 8 hours. Like concrete, full cure is reached at 28 days.
      4. Sealer selection for a finished Trutop project will require different cure times:
      5. SureSeal products may apply as soon as overnight. See specific sealer TDS.
      6. Dura-Kote products may require longer cure times, perhaps 24 hours or more. See specific sealer TDS.

      Application

      Patching

      Upon surface preparation, some areas may require patching prior to application of Trutop. Flash Patch or Deep Level is an excellent choice as a patching product to restore concrete to a sound state. Refer to Flash Patch or Deep Level TDS.

      Crack Treatment / Construction Joints

      Cracks may require treatment: Refer to Deep Level and SCT-EP Epoxy Crack Treatment TDS to evaluate crack as static or structural to set expectation of treatment.
      Never bridge Trutop across any joint in concrete. Construction Joints in concrete have sufficient movement to “telegraph” through Trutop applications. Large expansive slabs should have planned appropriate flexible caulks to allow for this movement.

      Mixing and Handling
      1. Add water, approximately 5 qt. (4.7 liter) to a 5 gal. (18.9 liter)
      2. Add 1 - Color Pack if desired. Caution: Color Packs may streak, as color particulate is larger than aggregate of mix.See Color Pack TDS.
      3. Mix with a handheld concrete mixer, such as a Collomix Xo-55 Dual Shaft Mixer. Color Packs require comprehensive mixing in water prior to introduction of Trutop.
      4. Slowly introduce Trutop into the pail with mixer running.
      5. Scrape side of pail with a margin trowel to ensure all dry product is incorporated into the wet mix.
      6. Continue to mix for a minimum of 1 minute after all ingredients are combined to achieve a lump-free consistency.
      7. Additional water may be added up to 6 quarts (5.7 liters) total for 40 pound (18.1 kg) bag.

      First Coat
      Trutop may be applied as a single coat system.
      Floor
      1. The surface should be saturated, surface dry (SSD or damp, no puddles).
      2. Pour a generous ribbon of Trutop and tightly trowel or squeegee product over entire area.
      Wall – Utilize a hawk and trowel and tightly coat surface with trowel
      (Optional) Stencils and grout tape patterns
      1. Stencils and tape patterns may be placed after scraping and sweeping of first coat, and prior to application of finish coat.
      2. Stencils and tape patterns may be removed as soon as product dries sufficiently to bear the foot traffic of the applicator, prior to sealing.

      Finish Coat
      Floor
      1. Depending upon substrate’s condition and desired level of flatness or smoothness, a second or finish coat may be required.
      2. The first coat must set sufficiently to bear the foot traffic of the applicator, usually overnight (depending upon weather).
      3. The first coat may be scraped or sanded smooth and the surface swept or vacuumed.
      4. The finish coat applies as the first coat described above. Alterations of trowel techniques will yield numerous pleasing finish coats.
      Wall
      1. Depending upon substrate’s condition and desired level of flatness or smoothness, a second or finish coat may be required.
      2. The first coat must set sufficiently to support finish coat, approximately 2-6 hours.
      3. The finish coat applies as the first coat described above. Alterations of trowel techniques will yield numerous pleasing finish coats.

      Secondary Coloring
      Depending upon the application selected, secondary coloring will provide aesthetic appeal to a project.
      • Eco-Stain - 30 water base stain colors. Refer to Eco-Stain TDS.

      (Note: Before secondary coloring, the finish coat must dry sufficiently to bear the foot traffic of the applicator [if on floor], usually overnight [depending upon weather]. Scrape the surface of finish coat with a floor scraper and remove any loose material.)

      Sealing To complete a Trutop project sealing is required. Excellent sealer choices for economical floor projects include:
      • SureSeal HS-360 - 30% solids, 600 g/L solvent
      • SureSeal HS-340 - 30% solids, 400 g/L solvent
      • SureSeal Super 30 - 30% solids, 600 g/L solvent
      • SureSeal Super WB – 30% solids water based

      Refer to the appropriate TDS for details.

      Other sealer choices for floors with enhanced durability properties include:
      • Dura-Kote Polyurethane Solvent Base Clear Gloss
      • Dura-Kote Epoxy 100
      • Dura-Kote Polyurethane Water Base Clear
      • Dura-Kote PFC 120 Hybrid Solvent Based Polyaspartic
      • Dura-Kote PFC 180 Hybrid Solvent Based Polyaspartic
      • XS-327

      Refer to the appropriate TDS for details.

      For Sealing Walls, Products to Consider:
      • SureSeal Super 20
      • SureSeal Super WB
      • SureSeal Super WB LL
      Refer to the appropriate TDS for details.

      (Note: if secondary coloring is not utilized before sealing, scrape the surface of finish coat with a scraper and remove any loose material.)

      Slip Resistance

      Two recognized US agencies have issued directives on minimum coefficient of friction, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and Department of Justice through the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). ADA is the more stringent of the two. ADA directs that accessible walkways have a minimum coefficient of friction of 0.6. Ramps have been directed to be 0.8. The applicator assumes the responsibility to meet these standards. Especially exterior surfaces or surfaces that may become wet, oily, or greasy require attention. Refer SureGrip (Additive) TDS and its accompanying coefficient of friction table.

      Clean Up

      Before Trutop dries; spills and tools can be cleaned up with water.

      Disposal

      Contact your local government household hazardous waste coordinator for information on disposal of unused product.