Surface Retarders

Enhance exposed-aggregate concrete finishes

Surface retarders allow concrete finishers to add decorative architectural finishes to horizontal concrete surfaces, such as exposed aggregate. They can also be used for creating an appropriate bonding surface for other materials or concrete layers. This application can be used to:

  • Enhance finishes in precast/prestressed concrete
  • Enhance finishes in cast-in-place concrete

Surface Retarding Products

MasterFinish EA

Residential applications | Terraces, promenades | Construction joints

MasterFinish HC

Architectural precast concrete | Cast stone | Steam curing, heated beds, hot concrete temperatures

MasterFinish HV

Architectural precast concrete | Cast stone | Cast-in-place and vertical applications

MasterFinish QD 200

Leaves the form clean for the next cast | Reduces downtime | Protects intricate panel designs

MasterFinish UC

Architectural precast concrete | Cast stone | Cast-in-place

MasterFinish XR

Architectural concrete | Face-up exposed-aggregate applications | Construction joints
Surface Retarders

Direct contact

Master Builders Solutions Technical Support

Admixture Systems

1-800-628-9990

Related Literature

Surface Retarder Reference Guide

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