5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to a Home

RollerRock Tiered Steps

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – August is the perfect time for homeowners to take a good look at their home exteriors and make improvements. To commemorate National Curb Appeal Month, experts at Daich Coatings offer five unique ways to improve the exterior of a home.

“Curb appeal enhancements add value to a property,” says Peter Daich, president of Daich Coatings. “Whether you’re getting ready to sell or staying in your home for many years, improved curb appeal makes a big statement to friends, neighbors and potential buyers.”

Do-it-yourself real stone coatings that transform ugly, cracked concrete are essential for increasing curb appeal. Developed by Daich Coatings, there are a variety of DIY products that can upgrade the look of walkways, steps, driveways and porches.

Project #1

For the authentic look of tile or natural stone, the SpreadStone™ Decorative Concrete Resurfacing Kit is a complete solution. A specialized applicator for achieving stunning decorative results is included, making it easy for anyone to apply.

Currently available in five color finishes, including Lake Rock, Cold Gold Slate, Midnight Slate, Sun Ledge and Summit Grey. The versatile pre-mixed SpreadStone real stone coating resists cracks, impact, abrasions and chemicals. The product rolls on easily over a primed seamless or stenciled surface. After the first coat dries, a second coat in a different color may be applied to create a unique color distinction.

Project #2

SpreadRock® provides an elegantly authentic speckled granite coating ideal for porches, steps, walkways and entrances. The coating can be spread on with an easy trowel application on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. The bonding technology and real stone composition ensure solid adhesion, superior flexibility and dependable durability for both interior and exterior projects.

New colors of Mocha, Anvil and Ice Grey join the existing color options of Brownstone, Flint Grey, Sandstone and Sante Fe. Like other Daich Coatings product, SpreadRock resists rain, snow, salt, chemicals, mold, mildew, UV light and hot tire pickup, along with excessive heat and bitter cold temperatures.

Project #3

Porches, walkways and steps benefit from easy-to-apply RollerRock®. Requiring no primer, the real stone coating comes in 15 colors and provides a clean, speckled stone appearance. A Stone Texture Roller helps any homeowner achieve a rustic, textured stone anti-slip surface. Two coats of RollerRock are recommended about three to four hours apart, followed by a clear sealer the next day.

Project #4

Terrazzo™ can also be applied with a Stone Texture Roller and requires no primer and, in many cases, no sealer. The lightly-textured decorative slip-resistant formula is fully pre-mixed and comes in ivory, tan or grey. For those desiring a sealer, the Terrazzo finish should dry for 24 hours. Then either Hi-Build Ultra or TracSafe Anti-Slip Sealer may be applied.

Project #5

For homes where driveways and concrete finishes are in good shape, keep them that way with DaiHard® Garage and Concrete Sealer. The clear coat sealer resists hot tire pick-up, ultraviolet rays, stains and chemicals. The satin sheen finish provides a durable topcoat that seals in concrete surfaces.

“For more than 20 years we’ve offered real stone coating solutions,” says Daich. “These are not concrete paints. Each product is made of a selected mix of stone in a specialized bonding polymer. This provides a durable, beautiful finish with proven long-term performance against extreme cold temperatures, soaring heat, UV rays and severe weather conditions.”

Daich Coatings primers and decorative concrete products are available online at Home Hardware, The Home Depot® or online at daichcoatings.com

Pet Photo Contest

Pet Photo Contest You could win up to $500 to spend on our website.

Showcase your loved pets and animals on your decorative Daich Coatings surface for your chance to win a $500 spending spree!

Life is pretty ducky if you’ve got a new Daich Coatings surface at your home! Inside and out, we’re finding that our pets (and even semi-wild animals) enjoy exploring our real stone surfaces.

 

We’d love to see how your furry and not-so-furry friends look on or near your Daich Coatings finished surfaces. Enter our summer Pet Photo Contest and you could win a $500 online Daich Coatings shopping spree or one of three SpreadStone Countertop Kits.

 

Just post a picture on your social media sites with #DaichCoatingsPets. Make sure to post which Daich Coatings product you used and the color. And, introduce us to your pet! The contest runs through August 15, 2020. You can enter as many times as you like. 

June 15 to August 15th

Official Rules

Who May Enter

Anyone age 18 and over is eligible to enter if they reside in the U.S.A. or in Canada exclusively. Employees of Daich Coatings, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate family members of each are not eligible. No purchase is necessary.

What to Enter

Post high resolution photo(s) of your family pet(s) or a wild animal located on or near any Daich Coatings surface that you or your family members have created. Pictures can be both indoors and outdoors. Image must be from your own home. Make sure to tell us:

1. What Daich Coating product was used and the color of the product

2. Name and description of your family pet(s)

3. #DaichCoatingsPets must be in post

When to Enter

The Contest runs June 15, 2020 through August 15, 2020.

How to Enter

Post photograph(s) on your Facebook and/or Instagram page(s). Make sure to use the hashtag #DaichCoatingsPets so we know you entered. Along with your posted picture, identify the Daich Coatings product and color you installed. And, if you’re posting an image of a family pet, make sure to tell us his/her name. No people may be in the picture.

Prizes

A $500 spending spree on Daich Coatings online website for the grand prize winner. A Daich Coatings SpreadStone Countertop Kit will be provided for three (3) runners up (retail value of $199 each).

Judging

Judging will be conducted by a panel of Daich Coatings employees who will reserve the right to evaluate entries in a completely subjective manner.

Submissions

By posting your Contest entry photo on your Facebook and/or Instagram media site(s), you certify that you have read all of the Official Contest Rules and accept and agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Daich Coatings, which shall be final, binding, and conclusive on all matters. All postings, entries and photographs must include a #DaichCoatingsPets hashtag. Daich Coatings has the right to re-post any submission to the contest on their social media sites. The Contest is void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law. Entries showing people in the picture will be considered void.

Winners

The four (4) prize winners for the Contest will be notified by e-mail or U.S. Mail within 30 days of the end of the contest. Grand Prize Winner of the $500 Shopping Spree must choose products for the prize within 60 days of notification. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks after Contest has ended for prizes to be delivered. Winners will be posted on the appropriate Daich Coatings social media pages and website within 30 days of the end of the contest. Certain non-winning photos may also be posted.

Prize winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Originality and Publicity/Liability Release. All required documentation must be returned within 14 days from the date appearing on the letter of notification or the prize will be forfeited. Winners will also be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize. Prizes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. In the event of non-compliance with these requirements, the prize will be forfeited and the entry with the next highest score will be declared the winner. Daich Coatings reserves the right to disqualify entrants and/or cancel or suspend the Contest should unauthorized intervention or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest.

Rights to Photograph

An entrant must hold all rights to a photograph. Submission of an entry/posting the entry (with the required #DaichCoatingsPets hashtag and required submission information) grants Daich Coatings the unrestricted right to modify, edit, adapt, alter, publish and/or use the submitted photograph in any way, at any time and in any and all media in connection with the advertising or promotion of Daich Coatings products or services, without consideration or payment to the entrant or to any other third party. At its discretion, Daich Coatings also reserves the right to include the name of the entrant as well as the city and state in which the photo was taken in any and all such above described advertising and promotional activities. Entrant further represents that the photo does not infringe or violate any third-party rights.

Release of Liability

All entrants release Daich Coatings, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from, this Contest, and/or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury. Daich Coatings is not responsible for printing, production, or typographical errors or omissions, or other similar errors or omissions.

This Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, associated with or administered by Facebook or Instagram. Entrants and participants also release Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability with respect to, or in any way arising from this Contest.

DIY Garage Floor Makeover with DaiHard® 100 Industrial Strength Epoxy Floor Coating

Are you ready to say farewell to your stained, discolored and simply ugly concrete floors? Whether in your basement, garage or workshop, applying industrial-strength DiaHard® 100 Industrial Strength Epoxy Floor Coating can refresh and rejuvenate concrete surfaces in your home.

DaiHard 100 is a significant departure from water-based epoxy floor coatings which have been widely sold through retail stores for the past 15 years. Unlike weaker water-based epoxies, DaiHard is a “100% solids” epoxy formula that withstands heavy-duty forklift traffic — but at a cost similar to common water-based offerings.

Covering Concrete

Available in gray or tan, the roll-on floor coating can easily be tackled as a DIY project. Once applied to a clean surface — using a standard paint roller or squeegee applicator — the industrial strength epoxy coating locks onto interior concrete floors with exceptional adhesion capabilities.

“Just one coat of DaiHard 100 hides anything previously on a concrete surface,” says Peter Daich, president of Daich Coatings. “Your new DaiHard surface is impact- and abrasion-resistant. It also resists salt and chemicals. And, there is no hot-tire pickup, so there are no worries about driving on the surface.

“We continually see homeowners using this epoxy floor coating in different locations throughout the home. If there’s an ugly, marked-up concrete floor, this is the solution.”

One Kit Does It All

The DaiHard 100 kit (which is cost effectively priced below $90 on the Daich Coatings website and through The Home Depot) includes a cleaner to loosen dirt on the floor before applying the epoxy. The kit also includes 2.7 quarts of DaiHard epoxy resin (part A of the formula) plus one quart of DaiHard epoxy hardener (part B of the formula). The two parts are combined and then applied to the surface with either a roller or squeegee application. One roller-applied coat generally covers an area of 250 square feet.

To add to the overall appearance of the finished floor coating, the kit also includes decorative vinyl flakes that may be sprinkled onto the wet surface. A light and uniform layer of the broadcasted flakes creates a slip-resistant floor. If desired, a second layer of the coating can also be applied over the flakes the following day for a high-gloss showroom finish, providing even more durability.

“DaiHard protects against oil stains, chemicals, salt and general wear and tear that concrete floor surfaces routinely receive in your home setting,” says Daich. “For less than $90 you can transform your interior concrete floors with this durable and long-lasting product.”

The low-odor, zero VOC epoxy delivers professional-grade, heavy-duty performance on all types of concrete surfaces, including utility and laundry rooms, garages and cellars. An installation video makes it easy to transform your concrete floors.

Finding Joy in Bathroom DIY Projects

What brings you joy? We know that for many people, bathroom upgrade projects bring them joy. How do we know that? Because the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report tells us so.

In October of 2019, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) worked together on the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report. The study analyzes 20 different types of remodeling projects based on feedback from homeowners regarding their “joy factor.” It also surveys Realtors® with respect to cost recovery for a project at resale, and from NARI members regarding remodeling project fees.

Survey Says …

When reporting on bathroom remodeling projects — like those you can achieve with Daich Coatings products — homeowners reported an overall 9.3 Joy Score. Of the homeowners surveyed, 80% felt a major sense of accomplishment and 70% have a greater desire to be in their home after the project was finished.

And, here is the #1 reason people decided to make changes to their bathrooms: “to upgrade worn-out surfaces, finishes and materials.”

Spreading Joy

If you’re ready to invest time in your own bathroom makeover, let us help. We have a variety of easy DIY kits you can use to transform your bathroom to make it joyful for you and your family.

Start with the Vanity Top: In just 48 hours you can create the countertop of your dreams with the SpreadStone Mineral Select Countertop Finishing Kit.  

Choose from 10 dynamic finishes. You’ll get a multi-colored decorative stone finish that provides shimmering mineral accents and color highlights found in natural mined rock.

Each cost-effective kit includes application tools and required coatings to complete 30 to 40 square feet of space. The three-step process includes applications of a stone base coat, decorative stone coat and stone clear top coat. Adding the ultimate touch of elegance to any bathroom, SpreadStone Mineral Select provides natural design sophistication to your home.

Move to your Wall Tiles: If you’re looking to cover up tile in your shower or bathroom area, SpreadStone Wall Tile Refinishing Kit can handle the job.

The SpreadStone kit includes everything needed to roll on a premium stone or porcelain finish. Starting with a bond coat and stone coating, the existing tile surface is completely covered. A stone accent coat is then applied with a textured roller. Following that, a stone highlight coat is applied. Finally, a stone clear coat is added to seal the finish.

Available in 20 different colors, your new SpreadStone surface on the tiles is hard and durable, and provides a waterproof barrier. The coatings resist cleaning chemicals, mold and mildew for long-term beauty and joy.

Get a Grip: With New DIY TracSafe® Anti-Slip Sealer

Reduce the chances of slips and falls on surfaces with new TracSafe® Anti-Slip Sealer from Daich Coatings. With anti-slip ratings up to twice the OSHA standard, TracSafe provides aggressive anti-slip performance with all-weather durability for both residential and commercial settings.

TracSafe Anti-Slip Sealer performs double-duty, as both a high performance clear coat that strengthens and protects surfaces, while also helping to protect the pedestrians who walk on it from slip and fall mishaps. Its high-performance, odorless water-based technology bonds firmly to all types of flooring materials, from concrete, masonry, stone and pavers, to tile, vinyl, linoleum and pre-painted surfaces —indoors and out.

Serious Response to Serious Injuries

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 26 percent of the 8,982,730 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work in 2017 were related to slips, trips, and falls.  That translates into more than two million situations in the workplace every year resulting in unnecessary pain and suffering. That number doesn’t include all the other slip and fall incidents that happen outside the workplace every year with customers, and the public at large.

But it wasn’t until a fall of his own, on a slippery tile pool deck, that got Peter Daich, President of Daich Coatings Corporation, serious about developing an effective answer to the problem.

“When I slipped on those tiles, I hit the deck hard and it hurt,” says Daich. “I was annoyed at myself for losing my footing, but was thankful I wasn’t injured. Then I thought about others, like children or someone elderly falling like I did, and not being so lucky.”

To Daich, the solution to the problem seemed obvious: give any property owner the ability to immediately improve foot traction problems on their own, with no complicated steps or prohibitive costs. A coating that could be applied almost anywhere by anyone, making the task of adding slip-resistance to walkways, steps, shower areas, pool decks and more, a no-brainer. “That’s how TracSafe® was born,” says Daich.

Fast, Safe and Effective

In the home, TracSafe can be used on garage and basement floors, utility areas and workshops, pool decks, patios and terraces. In commercial settings, the sealer can be applied to numerous surfaces, including entrances and steps, walkways and access ramps, pool decks, balconies, valet parking areas and commercial/industrial floors.

“This is an especially timely product for our aging population,” says Daich. “People are living longer, and they’re doing that in both their own homes and in group residential settings. A product like TracSafe helps people avoid life-altering falls. This is an important safety element.”

Easy Installation

To install TracSafe, simply roll down two coats of the product a few hours apart using a 3/8” paint roller. Light foot traffic can be resumed in four to six hours (or when fully dry), with normal foot traffic allowed the following day after a 24-hour cure period.

TracSafe’s anti-slip coating technology lays down a uniform foot traction surface that exhibits effective slip resistance properties in both wet and dry conditions, with bare feet and various common pedestrian and work footwear.

The aggressive bond strength of TracSafe does the rest, locking its slip-resistant performance into place to battle the most common and challenging conditions. “TracSafe has excellent adhesion and is designed to last with outstanding resistance to sun, snow, water, salt, chemicals, snow shoveling, foot and vehicle traffic,” says Daich.

“There’s no horizontal concrete surface that won’t benefit by adding TracSafe. Once applied, the exceptional slip-resistant features of the sealer helps people avoid dangerous slips and falls. This has the potential to reduce prolonged pain for individuals, plus costly litigation and skyrocketing insurance costs.”

Durability, Beauty and Dependability

But sheer utility wasn’t the only goal of the Daich Coatings product development team. TracSafe was purposely designed to invisibly blend in and enhance the look of surfaces.

“TracSafe doesn’t try to steal the show and drastically change the look of existing surfaces,” says Daich. “If you like the look of your surface as it is, whether it’s concrete, tile, linoleum or a pre-painted floor or wood deck surface, it can essentially stay just the way it is because TracSafe is a clear coating that preserves the look of the existing surface. If anything, TracSafe simply makes it look better, freshening it up with an attractive satin sheen.”

TracSafe is a low VOC pre-mixed formula that features fast dry-time and easy water clean-up. Once applied, TracSafe provides all-season exterior durability and reliable long-term slip-resistance indoors and out.

TracSafe, along with other Daich Coatings primers and decorative concrete products, is available online at The Home Depot® or online at https://www.daichcoatings.com.

Before You Begin- Surface Prep Tips

BE CAREFUL If debris is in the pores of your wood or concrete it may effect the anchoring of your Daich Stone coating. Surface Prep Tips Ensure all your surfaces are clean, dry and clear of debris.

Surface preparation is part of the the job.

Achieving a successful and lasting upgrade comes down to making sure your surfaces are clean, dry, clear of debris and ready to be coated. Use the tips provided below to get the maximum value for your investment! 

  • Concrete Surfaces
  • Wood Surfaces
  • Synthetic Surfaces

Is the surface suitable for coating?

Take an honest look at the surface you want to coat and choose the best path forward. A decorative stone coating like RollerRock®, SpreadRock® or SpreadStone™ will only be as dependable as the quality of surface that’s beneath it.

Good

If your concrete is in reasonably good shape – even with a few cracks or small holes – it can be easily prepared for a DAICH overlay coating.

Bad - Do not coat

If your concrete is in reasonably good shape – even with a few cracks or small holes – it can be easily prepared for a DAICH overlay coating.

  • DO NOT COAT IF - The concrete slabs are badly cracked and continue to move
  • DO NOT COAT IF - The slab has a continually powdery surface, this is a possible indicator of bad concrete
  • DO NOT COAT IF - You are attempting to cover interlocking stone pavers

Fix structural issues before you coat

If there are holes or cracks, now is the time to patch them up. A little time spent now will make a big difference in the final appearance and long term performance of your newly finished porch, steps, patio, and more.

Cracked Concrete

1) Hairline cracks usually do not require patching and can be coated normally when the decorative finish is applied.

2) Minor cracks can be filled with cement patch or ElastoLock Cement Patch or lastly a generous brush-applied coat of ElastoLock®.

3) Larger cracks will need to be filled with a suitable crack repair mortar. If the slab is still moving, the crack may reappear later on.

Heavily Pitted Concrete & Holes

Extensive surface pitting and unsightly large holes could transmit through your final finish. For ideal results, they should be skimmed smooth or filled with an adequate cement-based filler and allowed to cure fully before top-coating.

If your concrete is new, very smooth or powdery than etching is recommended

Just pour Daich Cleaner/Etcher onto wet concrete, scrub lightly and move the solution around with a stiff deck brush and let it fizz for a few minutes. After etching, thoroughly rinse away any residues. If the project is outdoors, follow with a good pressure wash for easiest, ultra-effective cleaning.

  • Add bonding profile to very smooth concrete such as garage floors
  • Open concrete pores for better penetration
  • Remove surface residues in new concrete
  • Remove efflorescence; a mineral salt that rises to the surface and blocks adhesion.

Clean your exterior concrete using a pressure washer

This is absolutely the most effective cleaning tool there is. Use at least 1700 p.s.i. with a “turbo nozzle” or “orbital tip” a few inches from the ground. Be sure to move slowly in a uniform SWEEPING MANNER.

DO NOT wave the washer back and forth quickly like a leaf blower. This will not clean properly in result in bonding issues. 

Is the wood suitable for coating?

Take an honest look at the surface you want to coat and choose the best path forward.

Good

If your concrete is in reasonably good shape – even with a few cracks or small holes – it can be easily prepared for a DAICH overlay coating.

Bad - Do not coat

If your concrete is in reasonably good shape – even with a few cracks or small holes – it can be easily prepared for a DAICH overlay coating.

  • DO NOT COAT IF - The wood covered with a previous coating that is peeling - strip down to bare wood
  • DO NOT COAT IF - The wood is oily such as cedar
  • DO NOT COAT IF - The wood with extreme checking / cracking - first replace the affected wood
  • DO NOT COAT IF - The wood is weak and/or spongy with obvious signs of rot - first replace affected wood
  • DO NOT COAT IF - The surface is plywood on an unsound structure - first improve the structure

Don't coat wet plywood

If any portion of the plywood surface needs to be cleaned, do not use large amounts of water, which will soak into the wood. A damp sponge for quick wipes is acceptable.

Otherwise sanding is recommended to “shave off” problematic areas and avoid water use before coating.

A wood moisture content of about 15% is ideal.

Interior Plywood Floors

1) Tap down any nails or tighten screws. If the head of the nail or screw looks rusty, it should be replaced with a new galvanized one.

2) Scuff the surface with 100 grit sandpaper to add surface tooth for better bond.

3) Vacuum all sanding dust CAREFULLY. Good vacuuming, means good performance.

4) Treat the seams between plywood sheets with DAICH ElastoLock Rubber Membrane Coating and Elastolock Seam Mesh.

Exterior Plywood Floors

1) Tap down any nails in the boards or tighten deck screws. If the head of the nail or screw looks rusty, it should be replaced with a new galvanized one.

2) Scuff the surface with 100 grit sandpaper to add surface tooth for better bond.

3) Vacuum all sanding dust CAREFULLY. Good vacuuming, means good performance.

4) Plywood must be at least 5/8 exterior grade on 16 joists. Posts should be installed to a depth below the frost line. Caulk all holes and gaps before proceeding with application of ElastoLock.

5) Treat the seams between plywood sheets — and then the general surface with DAICH ElastoLock Rubber Membrane Coating, and ElastoLock® Seam Mesh and Reinforcing fabric. This will create a highly durable, resilient, water-proof base upon which you can install your desired Daich decorative stone coating.

Cleaning Pressure Treated Lumber Boards

1) Wet a section of the deck with water and then pour on Daich UltraWash™ Pressure Treated Wood Cleaner. Give the planks a scrub with a deck brush to remove any dirt, surface residues and old gray wood fibers.

2) Rinse the surface thoroughly with a pressure washer to remove all wash residues.

3) Repeat these steps on remaining sections of the deck surface and then allow the boards to dry out thoroughly for a few days. (Moisture level in the wood can be accurately confirmed with a moisture meter. A reading of about 15% is ideal for long-term coating performance.)

Pressure Treated Lumber Pre-Coat Preparation

With the surface clean and dry, the following should be performed:

1) Tap down any nails in the boards or tighten deck screws. If the head of the nail or screw looks rusty, it should be replaced with a new galvanized one.

2) If the planks are very smooth, scuff the surface lightly with 80 grit sandpaper to add some surface profile for better bond. Thoroughly vacuum any dust created by scuffing.

3) Fill larger cracks, holes or “checking” in the boards with ElastoLock® Water-Proof Rubber Spackle for a flexible waterproof plug that will move with the surface.

4) Roll on a uniform, generous coat of ElastoLock® with a 3/8” roller. Brush ElastoLock in between the deck boards to waterproof those surfaces as well. Also, be sure to generously coat all cut ends of the planks to block water intrusion. (If possible, coat the underside of the deck with ElastoLock too, for ultimate water protection all around.)

ElastoLock will fill minor cracks and checking and create a more uniform, waterproof and resilient surface. It will also function as an intermediate coating and adhesion promoter for coatings that will follow. Allow 24 hours to dry before proceeding with the desired coating system.

Waterproofing wood is super easy

  • Fill larger cracks, holes or "checking" in pressure treated lumber boards
  • Fill larger cracks, holes or "checking" in the boards
  • Coat surfaces to create a highly durable, resilient, water-proof base for other Daich Stone Coatings

Sand to create a bond where there is none

The main challenge when applying any coating to synthetic or “man-made” surfaces, is the lack of surface texture and porosity. Unlike concrete and wood, which have pores in the surface that invite penetration and anchoring of the coating, synthetic surfaces are often very smooth.

The simple way to overcome this is to rough up the surface thoroughly before coating to give your new finish something to grab and lock on to. As well, the installation surface must be clean and in good condition. The excellent bonding power of the DAICH spreadable stone products will do the rest.

Linoleum

1) Vigorously scuff with 40-grit sandpaper to add profile.

2) Wash the floor to remove any dirt or debris.

3) Glue down lifting or separated seams. Patch any tears or holes with ElastoLock® Spackle or cement patch.

4) Where seam movement between linoleum parts is significant, ElastoLock can be used in combination with ElastoLock Seam Mesh Tape to create a flexible join.

Ceramic Tile Floors and Countertops

1) Scuff with 40 grit sandpaper to break the glaze.

2) Wash the floor or countertop to remove any debris.

3) Roll on a uniform coat of ElastoLock as an adhesion promoter for coatings that will follow. Let it dry until the following day before proceeding.

4) If the existing grout line pattern will be used on the floor, roll on a coat of Daich Textured Primer. After the primer has dried fully, mask off the grout lines with Daich Grout Line tape before applying your desired floor finish.

5) If a new grout pattern (or seamless application for your floor or TILE SURFACE) is desired, skim coat the surface with polymer enhanced thinset. This will eliminate all previous grout lines for a new, flat surface.

6) Proceed with the decorative Daich Coatings floor or countertop finish of your choice, as directed.