Application

Procedure for applying Waxed concrete with precision
August 25, 2023 by
Pauline Balbeur
 

Following each step of the waxed concrete application process with precision is the key to a successful result. Each step helps create a durable and aesthetically pleasing finish.

Wall waxed concrete can be installed by the customer themselves, however, this depends on the ability of the person performing the installation as well as the size and level of difficulty of the project. If you are comfortable with DIY jobs and have previous experience in this area, you may consider doing the installation yourself.

However, if you prefer a professional installation or if you have a complex project, it is recommended to hire a specialized installer. Silex Element can provide you with references from qualified installers who have proven experience in installing our products. These professionals will be able to advise you, ensure a quality installation and optimize the final results..

Do not hesitate to contact us for recommendations from reliable and competent installers, in order to guarantee a successful installation of your waxed concrete wall.

Waxed concrete wall 

To obtain a homogeneous and quality mixture, follow the following steps:

1. Preparation of ingredients: For a first mix, use a maximum of 4 kg (8.8 lb) of powder for approximately 1 L (33.8 oz) of water. The recommended ratio is 4 parts powder to 1 part clear water..

2. Water preparation: Measure the required amount of water in a clean graduated container.

3. Initial mix: In a clean bucket, pour the powder, then add about 90% of the amount of water measured previously.

4. Mechanical or manual mixing: Mix the powder and water at low speed using a mixer or a drill equipped with a suitable mixer. Make sure you get a smooth, lump-free consistency. Depending on the desired consistency, you can add a little more water..

5. Powder-to-water ratio control: Record the total amount of water added during initial mixing. This will allow you to maintain the same powder-to-water ratio for all subsequent mixes, thus avoiding large color variations between different applications.

6. Texture of the mixture: The mixture must be homogeneous, without lumps and have a creamy consistency, but firm enough to stand on the trowel.

7. Resting time: Let the coating rest for approximately 5 minutes before starting the application. This will allow the components to stabilize and facilitate subsequent application.

By following these steps and respecting the recommended ratios, you will obtain a quality waxed concrete mixture, ready to be applied to the desired surface.


Waxed concrete for showers, floors and countertops 

To obtain a homogeneous and quality mixture, follow the following steps:

1. Preparation of ingredients: For the first mix, use a maximum of 4 kg (8.8 lb) of powder for approximately 1 L (33.8 oz) of adjuvant. The recommended ratio is 4 parts powder to 1 part adjuvant..

2. Preparation of adjuvant: Measure the amount of adjuvant needed in a clean graduated container.

3. Initial mix: In a clean bucket, pour 50% of the amount of adjuvant prepared, then add 50% of the amount of powder required.

4. Mechanical or manual mixing: Use a four pronged propeller mixer or a drill equipped with a suitable mixer to mix the powder and the admixture at low speed. Make sure to mix the two components thoroughly.

5. Adding the remaining components: Complete the mixture by adding the rest of the adjuvant, then add the rest of the powder. Mix again until you get a homogeneous consistency.

6. Powder to adjuvant ratio control: Record the total amount of adjuvant added during the initial mix. This will allow you to maintain the same powder-to-adjuvant ratio for all subsequent mixes, thus avoiding large color variations between different applications.

7. Texture of the mixture: The mixture must be homogeneous, without lumps, and have a creamy consistency, while being firm enough to stand on the trowel.

8. Resting time: Let the coating rest for approximately 5 minutes before starting the application. This will allow the components to stabilize and make subsequent application easier.

By following these precise steps and respecting the recommended ratios, you will obtain a waxed concrete mixture ready to be applied to the desired surface.


How to apply waxed concrete? 

Application of waxed concrete wall 

 Mode d'emploi | mural 

 Guide complet pour le béton ciré

Application of waxed concrete for showers, countertops or floors

 Mode d'emploi | comptoir. sol et douche

 Guide complet pour le béton ciré