Thoroughly clean and remove oils, waxes, coatings, etc. that may prohibit penetration. Surfaces must be porous for proper penetration. If necessary, abrade surface by sanding, grinding or non hazardous concrete etch. Apply material to a clean, dry surface using a lambswool applicator, 3/8” nap roller, brush, squeegee or low pressure spray in a thin even coat. The product may be thinned by no more than 10% with clean water for industrial sprayer applications if necessary. Back-roll or wipe to avoid puddles and to maintain an even thin coat application. When satisfied with the decorative look, allow the area to cure for a minimum of 4-6 hours, depending on environmental conditions. After cure time apply Acri-Soytm sealer (satin or gloss) to seal and finalize the installation with a lock-in protective sealant for long term protection.
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Read all instructions carefully and refer to product Material Safety Data Sheet.
Color: Tint Base
VOC: <25 g/l
Odor: Low, Soy Ester
Shelf Life: 1 year
Coverage: 400-600 sq.ft./gal approximate
Temperature: 40°F min to 120°F max
Relative Humidity: 85% max, below 80% for best results.
Dry to Touch: 1 hour approximate
To Top Coat, if desired: 1 to 2 hours
To Seal: 4 to 6 hours
To Full Cure: 24 hours to 5 days
Soy Stain Life Expectancy:
As with any coating, there is no way of predicting the actual life span of the coating due to substrate variations, installation, application, environment and use. However, since SoyCretetm is not a topical coating, it will not flake or peel away. The stain will last as long as the substrate integrity is undamaged. If wear to the substrate occurs, it will inevitably begin to wear the stain. Vertical, non traffic applications will enjoy significant longer life spans. To ensure maximum life span expectancy, we recommend applying our Acri-Soytm sealers every 2-3 years or as needed.
Soy Stain Finish Colors:
Our stain finish colors are not paints or coatings, thus will not provide a solid color finish that match traditional color palettes. Do not apply SoyCretetm if you are looking for a traditional solid color paint-like finish. These are architectural decorative finishes that provide contrasts, variations and tones unique to each surface.
Keep in mind that the existing substrate color and porosity way heaviliy on the final color shade outcome. When choosing a standard or custom color tone you are selecting a palette color range. To achieve closer color tones you may consider applying a base stain coat in white. You may always mix other colors to enhance or darken your base color selection. To lighten colors, simply apply water and wipe areas to desired shade. The unique and advanced technology of our stains provides you with the ultimate versatility in adjusting your desired colors (see "Goof Proof" Technology). Be sure to make all changes before applying the sealer finish.