Xtreme Packing Additive (Pressed Look)
XS-PACKING ADDITIVE – FOR CREATING VOIDS IN PRECAST CONCRETE PIECES
SureCrete’s XS Packing Additive is a thickening agent designed for the Xtreme Series mixes. Although it can be used in all mix designs for a thickening effect, it is most effective used with the Xtreme Series: Face bag Mix and the PreCast Mix.
Packing Additive is used for creation of looks otherwise unattainable through conventional casting mix textures and formulations like “Pressed” precast texture technique ( achieved through the hand-packing of small balls of XS Face mix combined with the XS Packing Additive product). You may place a slightly “thicker” mix without affecting the curing process of the casted concrete piece.
PACKAGING 1 qt (0.95 L) jars
XS Face mix for a “Pressed Look”. The Pressed Look will have a surface that will leave voids that will be later filled with XS Slurry.
XS Precast mixes in “back up” coats. Especially when XS Precast has been laced with fiber addition for doing large flats where a “pourable backer” mix is desired. In many cases extra fiber will be added to XS Precast when casting these areas, that same mix can then be thickened for vertical use using XS Packing Additive.
MIX RATIOS XS Face: 2 capfuls
XS Precast: 1 - 2 capfuls
TECHNIQUES AND CASTING PROJECTS WHERE XS PACKING ADDITIVE MAY BE USED:
· Pressed Technique
· Faux Stone Tiles
· Integral Kitchen Sinks
· Integral Sink Vanities
· Wall & Building Fascades
· Precast Architectural Pieces
· Marbled Stone Look
· Three-Dimensional Molds