Butterfield Color’s surface retarder is developed to remove the top surface of the concrete, revealing a sand matrix finish. Unique to other products on the market, the retarder is made to just expose the sands in the concrete. Used along with integral color the end result can provide a consistent surface that provides a texture that helps with the slip coefficiency.


SurfEtch™ 05 Top Surface Retarder

SurfEtch™ 05 is a water-based, biodegradable, low odor micro surface retarder designed to lightly etch the surface of concrete. Applied to the surface of new concrete following the finishing process, SurfEtch™ 05 delays the set of the top layer of concrete while allowing the underlying concrete to hydrate normally. Once washed off, SurfEtch™ 05 produces a simulated light sand blasted surface exposing the aggregate from 1/16″ to 1/8″. Apply SurfEtch™ 05 on gray concrete or concrete colored with Uni-Mix® Integral Concrete Colorant or Uni-Mix® Liquid Integral Concrete Colorant. Use on poured-in-place flatwork: curbs, sidewalks, driveways, patios, pool decks, tilt-up and precast panels, and most horizontal concrete installations.

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