ETCHING FLUID/GEL Formwork Paint-On Retarder


Water-based concrete retarders for formwork. Applied to formwork or precast bed to create a 5 – 10mm etch.
Especially useful for stop end boards between pours. ETCHING GEL is a gel-like version of ETCHING FLUID for vertical applications.

ETCHING FLUID is used to create a mechanical key on a concrete surface which is to have more concrete poured against it.
An example of this is where ETCHING FLUID is painted on stop ends which confine individual pours of a floor slab.
When the stop ends are removed and the retarded concrete is washed off, the resultant exposed aggregate finish makes an excellent key for the next pour.

ETCHING FLUID can also be used to create an architectural exposed aggregate finish on columns, beam panels, pavers and other formed concrete surfaces.

ETCHING FLUID and ETCHING GEL provide a greater depth of etch compared to RETARDE M and RETARDE MX.

5 – 6m2/ litre

20 litre jerry cans & 210 litre drums


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