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Release Powder

RELEASE POWDER is a dry blend of hydrophobic powders, proprietary ingredients and coloring pigments designed for use in the concrete imprinting process to allow the clean release of texturing tools from the wet concrete surface. The release powder adds color variations and highlights to the textured surface, providing an attractive two-color antiqued look that very closely resembles natural materials such as cobblestone, brick, tile and slate.

The release powder is the highlighter not the primary colorant in the concrete; coloring of the concrete may be achieved by using integral pigments or color hardeners. Which procedure to use should be determined by the final desired effect, conditions at the job site and preference of the designer. Integral colored produces a color through matrix while color hardener is a surface application. The advantage of integral color is that it colors through the thickness of the slab, saves time and labor and it makes for a cleaner finishing process. Color hardener on the other hand required more labor and time to finish but it provides with a greater color selection including light hues and pastel colors not possible to achieve with integral color, the resulting finish has a harder more wear resistant surface and the material cost is lower.

RELEASE POWDER FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Allows a clean bond break between fresh concrete and stamping mats.
• Ads color variation-antiquing affect for stamped surfaces.
• Easy removal process allows for controlled removal to achieve desired shading effect.

Ashler stamp

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