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SureCrete’s concrete surface delay is a transparent, soapy odor, non-hazardous, concentrated, film-forming solution that is designed to retard the initial evaporation of water from freshly placed concrete or stamp overlay during finishing operations. Surface Delay is especially effective for conditions that include high wind, low humidity, high temperature or any combination. Concrete can be placed with a lower slump, even under rapid drying conditions, helping to reduce related shrinkage cracking or surface checking by slowing initial evaporation of bleed water.

When you need a little more time to work on a concrete stamping project, concrete surface delay will help you do just that. Sometimes a custom carving design or an intricate stamping pattern is more difficult and time consuming to accomplish, or possibly weather conditions are simply not behaving as expected. When this is the case, extra time may be necessary to complete a project. If you’re a homeowner working with a stamp overlay product for the first time and need a bit more time to get your desired finished product done, just apply a little Surface Delay to the wet surface to keep your surface workable.

Below are some surfaces that might need the use of Surface Delay:
  • SureStamp Overlay
  • Fresh Poured Stamp Concrete
  • Wall Stamp Overlay Mix
  • Carvable Overlay
  • Vertical Carving Product
  • Vertical Stamping Mix

How Do You Apply SureCrete Surface Delay concrete retarding agent?

Surface Delay is a very simple to use product:

  1. Dillute Surface Delay with 9 parts water to 1 part product.
  2. Place product in the traditional manner, and after surface has been leveled and before product has become too dry to carve or stamp, spray Surface Delay onto the surface evenly.
  3. Surface Delay can be re-applied between finishing operations under severe conditions.

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Product #:  3SUD1, 3SUD5
Packaging:  1 gal jug, 5 gal pail

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Frequently Asked Questions About Surface Delay:

Question: When do I apply Concrete Surface Delay?

Answer: After you’ve placed and leveled out the product, but before it has set up too far to be carved or stamped.

Question: Should I trowel Concrete Surface Delay into the surface?

Answer: Yes. It does not need to be removed once applied, and should be worked into the surface as you finish.

Question: Can I use Concrete Surface Delay on fresh poured concrete?

Answer: Yes. The same principles apply to fresh poured ready-mix concrete as do stamped concrete applications.

Specifications and Properties of Concrete Surface Delay:

Coverage  200-400 square foot /gallon
VOC Rating  0 g/L
Shelf Life  1 year in original unopened container
Appearance  Milky, opaque color
Odor  Solvent
Aggregate Rating
5 based on 15 votes
Brand Name
Surecrete Design Products
Product Name
Concrete Surface Delay Premium