MasterFinish UC: One-coat in-form surface retarder for exposed-aggregate concrete

Formerly: MBT Ultra-Cote

How does MasterFinish UC work?

MasterFinish UC is a one-coat chemical surface retarder specifically designed to economically produce uniform exposed-aggregate finishes on architectural precast concrete applications. The abrasion resistance and sustaining properties make it ideal to produce exposed-aggregate concrete under a wide variety of job site conditions.

Recommended uses:

  • Architectural precast / prestressed concrete
  • Cast stone
  • Cast-in-place concrete

What are the unique features of MasterFinish UC?

  • Applied in one coat; no MasterFinish QD 200 transfer agent required
  • Highly abrasion resistant
  • Good heat resistance
  • Controlled penetration delays the set of surface only
  • Wide range of etches available, including light etch
  • Color-coded
  • Can accommodate high-pressure water washing

How are the benefits of MasterFinish UC?

  • Economical and labor saving
  • Suitable for a variety of applications and environments
  • Consistent water-washed, exposed-aggregate surfaces
  • Variety of exposed-aggregate appearances
  • Easy identification
  • Ease and speed of production
  • Time and labor savings, when used as an alternative to sand blasting

US / Canada Product Information

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MasterFinish UC Data Sheet

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