light concrete casting mix
XS Ultra light concrete casting mix is a dual component lightweight bag mix able to create cast pieces that can replace heavy, bulky precast concrete architectural elements. XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix greatly reduces the materials and labor required to construct traditional architectural detailing and panels. Thinner precast pieces are routine and quicker production times are accomplished. With a wide range of textures and color selection, design considerations are nearly limitless. XS Lightweight Plus 3 provides a durable precast element for a pleasing architectural detail with the lightest achievable weight.

When trying to reduce labor costs on concrete fabrication projects, being able to limit your de-molding and installation crew to only one or two people can be a huge help. With a material density of only fifty-nine pounds per cubic foot, a piece cast in XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix is less than half the weight of a typical cast concrete project. This weight savings can also help to make architecturally engineered specifications a little easier to accomplish, being able to limit the load on multiple story buildings.

Specifications and Properties of XS Lightweight Plus 3 Light Concrete Casting Mix:

Coverage: 35 lb bag = approx. 14.2 square foot @ 1/2″ or roughly 0.59 cubic foot.
VOC Rating: 0 g/L
Shelf Life: 1 year in original unopened container
Mixing Ratio: 1 gal XS Lightweight Plus Modifier, 32 oz water to 50 lb XS Lightweight Plus 3 Light Concrete Casting Mix (up to 32 oz add’l water)
Density: 59 lbs./cubic foot

Ultra Light Concrete Casting MixXtreme Series Ultra Light Concrete

Product #: 033XLP
034XLMP1
034XLM5

Packaging:  35 lb bag, 1 gal jug, 5 gal pail

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Here are some examples of pieces that can be made with XS Ultra Light Concrete Plus 3 Mix:

  • Ballastrades
  • Architectural Accents
  • Staircase Rails
  • Wall Decorations
  • Decorative Statues
  • Building Facades
  • Three-Dimensional Molds
  • Custom Building Accents
  • Free-Standing Art Pieces

How Do You Apply SureCrete XS Lightweight Plus 3 Light Concrete Casting Mix low-density concrete casting blend?

XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix is an extremely simple product to use when you’ve got a mold to fill:

  1. In a 6-gallon bucket, pour in XS Lightweight Plus Light Concrete Casting Mix Modifier, 32 oz of water and any powder colorants you want to use to integrally color your mix, and mix thoroughly, slowly adding the XS Face dry contents from the bag.(add up to 32 oz more of water to mix to a consistency you like)
  2. Pour in or hand pack XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix into your mold, making sure to move the mix around in your mold to get rid of any air pockets or voids.
  3. In warm weather, allow 10-12 hours before removing from the mold (in extreme cold temperatures or for a very thick pour, allow 14-18 hours).
  4. Once de-molded, use SCR, diluted at 3:1 with water, to clean your new surface.
  5. If there are any small pinholes in your surface, utilize our XS Slurry mix to fill.
  6. If you desire any additional color or accents, now would be the time to apply a stain like Eco-Stain.
  7. Your new XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix surface is now ready to receive a coat of sealer and be finished! Congrats on your newly cast lightweight concrete surface!

Frequently Asked Questions About XS Lightweight Plus 3 – Light Concrete Casting Mix:

Question: Should I use Lightweight Plus 3 Light Concrete Casting Mix?

Answer: The first consideration is whether or not you intend to add a custom color to your mix integrally. The Plus 3 light concrete casting mix is a buff color by nature and contains less cement (the main carrier for color in a concrete mix) and will not accept color very well at all. The Plus 3 is also a slightly less dense material for the pieces that need to be much lighter in weight. Lastly, The Plus 1 light concrete casting mix can be removed from it’s mold at least 4 hours sooner than the Plus 3 mix, and is fully cured 24-48 hours earlier than the Plus 3 light concrete casting mix.

Question: How long do I have to leave XS Lightweight Plus 3 light concrete casting mix in the mold?

Answer: In most climates, 10-12 hours is sufficient. In much colder temperatures, extend that time to 14-16 hours, but don’t leave it in the mold any more than 24 hours.

Question: Can I use XS Lightweight Plus 3 Light Concrete Casting Mix in a Pour-In-Place project?

Answer: No, however be sure not to overwork the surface as you may expose fibers in the mix.

Question: Can I use XS Lightweight Plus 3 Light Concrete Casting Mix outside? Will the pieces I make freeze and break?

Answer: No, however be sure not to overwork the surface as you may expose fibers in the mix.

Question: Can I grind and polish XS Lightweight Plus 3 Light Concrete Casting Mix?

Answer: It certainly has the strength to deal with freeze/thaw climates, just make sure the surface itself is protected by a exterior concrete sealer.

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Light Concrete Casting Mix - XS-Plus 3