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    ​MasterFinish EA

    Water-based, top surface retarder for exposed-aggregate concrete

    How does MasterFinish EA work?

    MasterFinish EA retarder is a top surface chemical retarder which provides a simple, economical method of exposing aggregates for freshly placed concrete flat work. MasterFinish EA retarder allows for a range of textures and colorful surfaces for sidewalks, terraces, promenades and steps. MasterFinish EA retarder can also be used to create construction joints.

    Recommended uses:

    • Sidewalks
    • Driveways
    • Terraces
    • Promenades
    • Steps
    • Construction joints
    • Face-up exposed aggregate applications
    • Fresh concrete

    What are the unique features of MasterFinish EA?

    • Etch retention in temperatures up to 110 °F (43 °C)
    • Ease of application
    • Color-coded
    • Two strengths available (Regular and Deep)
    • Water-based

    What are the benefits of MasterFinish EA?

    • Suitable for a wide variety of environments
    • Excellent top surface results
    • Easy identification
    • Suitable for various surface profiles
    • No solvent, no odor; no fume or flammability issues​

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    MasterFinish EA Data Sheet

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    MasterFinish EA Data Sheet (French)

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