Concrete preparation products (primer, underlay)

Marius Aurenti preparation products

When it comes to waxed concrete and wall concrete, Marius Aurenti preparation products offer a solution for every application and every surface.

This first step is crucial to the success of a coating, whatever the material used.

The compatibility and performance of Marius Aurenti products is certified.

Proper substrate preparation is essential to avoid :

  • Concrete cracking problems
  • Delamination
  • The appearance of substrate spectra (in the case of tiles, for example), etc.

Preparation products are effective for :

  • Clean
  • Degrease
  • Level
  • Blocking porosity
  • Increase concrete’s adhesion capacity
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Our preparation products for waxed concrete and wall concrete

Areas of use

The product can be used as an interior treatment on cement-based floors or anhydrite screeds, and on all mineral surfaces: concrete, stone, brick, etc.

For plasterboard substrates, we recommend using Marius Aurenti Wall Primer.

Composition

Water-based synthetic resin primer for absorbent substrates prior to Marius Aurenti waxed concretes. AFNOR NFT 36005 family I class 7b2.

Properties

Marius Aurenti Porous Floor Primer regulates the porosity of cementitious substrates, creating a primer coat prior to the application of Marius Aurenti mortars.

Packaging

  • 1 liter
  • 5 liters

Areas of use

Preparation of substrates for decorative coatings such as waxed concrete or epoxy resin.

For indoor use only.

Composition

Two-component epoxy primer (resin part and hardener part).

Properties

Excellent adhesion, good chemical insulation, no shrinkage, use as a sandblasted mortar to recover a small difference in level (ideal for tile joints).

Packaging

  • 1kg (667g resin + 333g hardener)
  • 7.5 kg (5 kg resin + 2.5 kg hardener)
  • 30 kg (20 kg resin + 10 kg hardener)

Areas of use

Preparation of interior walls to receive a decorative coating such as intensive paint (not of plant origin) or wall concrete.

Composition

Water-based acrylic primer

Properties

High covering power, easy to apply

Packaging

  • 1 liter
  • 5 liters
  • 15 liters

Areas of use

High-performance multi-substrate undercoat.

Composition

Single-component, waterborne acrylic primer.

Properties

Excellent adhesion to all substrates (metal, PVC, wall tiles, old paint).

Packaging

  • 1 liter

Areas of use

Interior and exterior lime primer suitable for preparing substrates prior to applying Lime Paste or Marmorino.

Composition

Lime-based primer.

Properties

Improves lime adhesion on plaster, lime and concrete substrates.

Packaging

  • 1 liter
  • 5 liters
  • 14 liters

Areas of use

Adhesion primer between ACP Tile Undercoat and Marius Aurenti wall waxed concrete.

Application for tiled walls only.

Composition

High-performance, water-filled polymer resin.

Properties

Ready-to-use, single-component bonding agent between adhesion promoter (ACP Tile Undercoat) and waxed concrete.

Packaging

  • 2.5kg
  • 10kg

Areas of use

Adhesion promoter for interior tiled walls designed to receive ACP Tile Primer.

Composition

Ready-to-use, single-component, waterborne polymer primer.

Properties

High adhesion to all surfaces and reinforcement of difficult bottoms, easy to apply.

Packaging

  • 1 liter
  • 10 liters

Technical data sheets (PDF version)

Technical data sheets (web version)

Issue of 02/23/2023

Presentation

AREAS OF USE

The product can be used as an interior treatment on cement-based floors or anhydrite screeds, and on all mineral surfaces: concrete, stone, brick, etc. For plasterboard substrates, we recommend using Marius Aurenti Wall Primer.

COMPOSITION

Water-based synthetic resin primer for absorbent substrates prior to Marius Aurenti waxed concretes.

AFNOR NFT 36005 family I class 7b2.

PROPERTIES

Marius Aurenti Porous Floor Primer regulates the porosity of cementitious substrates, creating a primer coat prior to the application of Marius Aurenti mortars.

PACKAGING

1L and 5 L

Implementation

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

Be careful not to apply when the air humidity is above the dew point or when there is frost. Apply between 5°C and 30°C on a clean, dry surface with no rising damp.

In all cases, comply with the DTU.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Apply with a microfiber drip roller, brush or sprayer.

CONSUMPTION

Average consumption is 100 to 200 mL/m², depending on porosity. Use 1 to 2 coats depending on the substrate.

DRYING TIME AT 20°C AND 60% RELATIVE HUMIDITY

Dust-free: 1 h – Dry: 2 h

Wait 3 hours before recoating at 20°C and 60% relative humidity.

TOOL CLEANING

Clean equipment immediately after use with water.

Technical specifications and performance 3

PRODUCT APPEARANCE

Milky white liquid

After drying, the appearance is colorless matte satin.

DENSITY A+B (AT 20°C)

1.3 approx.

STORAGE AND SAFETY

1 year in original, unopened packaging, away from sunlight, frost and strong heat, at a temperature between +5° and 35°C (ideally between 10°C and 20°C). Check the expiration date on the packaging before use. Once opened, the product must be used within 7 days.

For further safety information, please consult the Safety Data Sheet.

Warning

Designed, developed and manufactured in France. All data presented in this Technical Data Sheet are provided for information purposes only and do not engage our responsibility. Under no circumstances should they be construed as a warranty. Testing is necessary. This data sheet is subject to change, so please check that it is the latest edition. This data sheet cancels and replaces all previous versions. Furthermore, as the implementation and conditions of application are not under our control, we decline all responsibility. For further information on precautions for use and safety instructions, please contact our Marius Aurenti teams.

Issue of 02/23/2023

Presentation

AREAS OF USE

Preparation of substrates for decorative coatings such as waxed concrete or epoxy resin. For indoor use only.

COMPOSITION

Two-component epoxy primer (resin part and hardener part).

PROPERTIES

Excellent adhesion, good chemical insulation, no shrinkage, use as a sandblasted mortar to recover a small difference in level (ideal for tile joints).

PACKAGING

7.5 kg (5 kg resin + 2.5 kg hardener)

and 30 kg (20 kg resin + 10 kg hardener)

Implementation 3

SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE PREPARATION

Indoors: Concrete, mortar, chipboard, aerated concrete, plasterboard, tiles, etc. Sound, dry, cohesive and clean surface. Outdoor supports are excluded.

The substrate must be free of any treatment that may prevent epoxy adhesion, in particular dust, dirt, oil, grease, wax, paint, cleaning and maintenance products, etc.

Slabs and screeds must be at least 28 days old (according to DTU, to be checked with the screed manufacturer or mason) and free of surface carbonations by physical or chemical treatment.

A mechanical diamond surfacing operation is essential to roughen the substrate and open up its porosity.

Check the residual moisture content of the substrate (4% and < 0.5% in the case of anhydrite screed), and test the surface hardness.

WEDI shower tray supports are permitted. Check that they have been pre-sealed with the WEDI system.

PREPARING THE SUBSTRATE FOR EXISTING TILES

A visual and acoustic inspection of the substrate must be carried out in accordance with DTU 54.1.

In the case of tiling, all tiles must be well sealed and joints perfectly cohesive and clean. Tile adhesion should be checked by probing.

For surfaces with less than 10% of tiles failing, the failing tiles must be removed and a sandblasted epoxy mortar poured in their place. For surfaces with more than 10% of tiles failing, the substrate is considered unsound and ineligible for coating.

FOR THE TREATMENT OF STABILIZED CRACKS, WITH NO DE-WATERING, BETWEEN 0.3 AND 0.8 MM

REMINDER: Cracking is revealed by wetting of the surface. A substrate with cracks wider than 0.3 mm is not compliant and cannot receive a floor coating without repairing the crack.

The company that created the substrate must treat these cracks; it can subcontract this operation to the cladding contractor.

Cracks between 0.3 and 0.8mm wide will be treated as follows:

  1. They will be sealed by cutting a V-shaped opening in the crack to a depth of 10 mm and a width of at least 5 mm.
  2. The groove is vacuumed to remove any dust, then filled with EPX2 Superior Primer Mortar (EPX2 Superior Primer + SQ10 sand).
  3. A bi-axial – 45 / + 45 E-glass fiber mesh is then laid over the crack.

Laying the screen :

Apply 400 g/m² of EPX2 Superior Primer with a 10 mm microfiber roller Place Marius Aurenti bi-axial mesh on the crack

Apply 400 g/m² of Primer EPX2 Superior with a 10 mm microfiber roller

Make sure the grid is perfectly embedded in EPX2 Superior Primer, and roll it down if necessary to remove any air bubbles. Sand down to size using SQ10 sand.

Allow to dry thoroughly, then remove dust before applying Marius Aurenti Millimetric Decorative Mortar.

In the case of cracks larger than 0.8 mm, or where there is a difference in level, or where the linear distance exceeds 10 m per 100 m², a study must be carried out by a specialized engineering firm to determine the stability of the substrate and the treatment of these cracks, in consultation with Marius Aurenti.

Implementation

PREPARATION

Epoxy mortar for zero-tensioning Thickness from 1 to 4 mm (tile joints…)

Soil: Add 1.5 kg of SQ10 Sand for 1 kg of EPX2 Superior Epoxy Primer. Sprinkle with SQ10 sand to create a mechanical bond with the substrate.

Wall (please refer to the Gelling Agent Technical Data Sheet) :

Add a maximum of 0.02 kg to 0.04 kg of Gelling Agent per 1 kg of EPX2 Superior Primer. Add 1 kg of SQ10 sand.

EPOXY MORTAR TO COMPENSATE FOR LEVEL DIFFERENCES OR FILL HOLES

These data are indicative and may vary according to temperature and relative humidity conditions. Always carry out a trial run first.

Epoxy mortar for thicknesses between 5 mm and 9 mm

Soil: Add 9 kg to 12 kg maximum of SQ40 Sand for 1 kg of EPX2 Superior Epoxy Primer.

Epoxy mortar for thicknesses between 10 and 20 mm

Floor: Add 9 kg to 12 kg maximum of SQ60 Sand for 1 kg of EPX2 Superior Epoxy Primer.

Epoxy mortar for thicknesses > 20 mm

Floor: Add 9 kg to 12 kg maximum of SQ80 Sand for 1 kg of EPX2 Superior Epoxy Primer.

A final coat of epoxy mortar is always recommended after the application of epoxy mortars used to level or fill holes.

Indicative consumption for 1 m² on 1 cm thickness :

Approx. 30 kg mortar (EPX2 Superior + SQ80) in the proportions 2.3 kg EPX2 Superior + 27.7 kg SQ80.

IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS

Non-compliance with the mixing proportions between components A and B and sands, or the use of other products, will alter the quality of the system (reduced adhesion and mechanical performance, etc.). The Gelling Agent is an additive recommended for wall applications, to prevent creep in vertical position (please refer to the Gelling Agent Technical Data Sheet).

APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

Using a 6 mm notched comb with triangular teeth and a Parfait’Liss 35 cm smoothing machine from OUTIL PARFAIT or equivalent.

Implementation 5

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

TEMPERATURE: >10°C and <30°C

SUBSTRATE TEMPERATURE: Substrate temperature must be +3°C above dew point, to avoid condensation.

SUBSTRATE HUMIDITY: <4% and <0.5% for anhydrite screeds. There must be no rising damp according to ASTM D4263 (polyane test).

RELATIVE HUMIDITY: <80%

Protect from wind, direct sunlight, rain, frost and the environment during application and curing.

Mix component A EPX2 Superior alone thoroughly by mechanical means.

When exposed to low temperatures, component A can thicken considerably, to the point where mixing becomes impossible. This phenomenon does not affect product performance and is totally reversible. In this case, the use of a heating belt is recommended. In fact, it may be advisable to expose component A for 8 hours at 35-40°C (indicative data to be adapted according to the volume of product to be heated), to refluidify it before use. Check the temperature of component A before use (a product that is too hot may have too short an open time).

Next, add component B and mix mechanically for several minutes, in the proportion 667g A to 333g B = 1 kg EPX2 Superior ready-to-use.

EPOXY MORTAR APPLICATION FOR ZERO-TENSIONING (TILE JOINTS, ETC.)

Mix component A alone using a mechanical agitator.

Then add component B and mix mechanically for at least 3 minutes. The mixture should be perfectly homogeneous. We recommend mixing at low speed and positioning the agitator at the bottom of the bucket to minimize the incorporation of air.

Add SQ10 sand and continue mixing for 2 minutes.

Apply the mortar with a 6 mm notched triangular comb and smooth with a Parfait’Liss smoothing machine to obtain a perfectly smooth surface.

If you wish to apply MA’s waxed concrete afterwards, sprinkle with SQ10 Sand while the layer is still fresh.

In all cases, sprinkle the sand evenly over the surface, vacuum up any excess when the primer is dry and check that there are no gaps. This is the key to a successful hook.

If a hollow remains after drying (if the joints are deep), pull to zero again and sprinkle with Sable SQ10 while the epoxy primer is still fresh.

Once the sandblasted epoxy mortar is perfectly dry and dust-free, the floor can be levelled using a diamond surfacing operation.

CONSUMPTION

Mortar application (for a total thickness of between 1 and 4 mm): approx. 2 to 3 kg (primer + sand) /m2 for 2 mm thickness.

Consumption should be adjusted according to the substrate, so that the resulting surface is flat and joints filled. 2 coats can be applied if necessary.

Mortar application for walk-in shower trays (WEDI tray): approx. 8kg (primer + sand)/m² for a thickness of approx. 3 mm. Use gelling agent if necessary.

DRYING TIME AT 20°C AND 60% RELATIVE HUMIDITY

OPEN TIME (SUPERIOR EPX2 MORTAR) :

+10°C: approx. 40 minutes

+20°C: approx. 20 minutes

+30°C: approx. 10 minutes

LIGHT TRAFFIC: 24 hours

RECOVERABLE BY DECORATIVE COATING: 24 hours

FULL DRYING: 8 days

At 10°C, drying times are more than doubled.

These data are indicative, as curing times vary according to drying conditions (temperature and relative humidity in particular).

TOOL CLEANING

Solvent-based cleaner.

Technical specifications and performance 7

PRODUCT APPEARANCE

Appearance in jar: resin: liquid; hardener: liquid

DENSITY A + B (AT 20°C)

Resin and hardener: approx. 1.1

SPOTLIGHT

PE > 100°C

USEFUL LIFE (20°C, 60%)

  • EPX2 Superior pure: 10 minutes at 20°C
  • EPX2 Superior mortar: 20 minutes at 20°C

At 30°C, the practical duration of use is halved (10 minutes).

STORAGE

1 year in original, unopened packaging, out of direct sunlight and frost, at temperatures between +5° and 30°C.

Check the product’s expiration date.

SAFETY

For further safety information, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet.

VOC contents are also available in section 15 of the Safety Data Sheet.

Mixture sheet: EPX2 Superior

ORDER OF INCORPORATION PRODUCT 7.5 KG
1 Component A 5 kg
2 Component B 2.5 kg
3 Option: Gelling agent min : 0.15 kg – max 0.30 kg
4 SQ10 11.2 kg (if gelling agent, use 7.5 kg)
ORDER OF INCORPORATION PRODUCT 7.5 KG
1 Component A 5 kg
2 Component B 2.5 kg
3 Option: Gelling agent min : 0.15 kg – max 0.30 kg
4 SQ40 max : 90 kg

Warning

Designed, developed and manufactured in France. All data presented in this Technical Data Sheet are provided for information purposes only and do not engage our responsibility. Under no circumstances should they be construed as a warranty. Testing is necessary. This data sheet is subject to change, so please check that it is the latest edition. This data sheet cancels and replaces all previous versions. Furthermore, as the implementation and conditions of application are not under our control, we decline all responsibility. For further information on precautions for use and safety instructions, please contact our Marius Aurenti teams.

Presentation

AREAS OF USE

Preparing interior walls to receive a decorative coating such as paint, lime paste or wall concrete.

COMPOSITION

Water-based acrylic primer

PROPERTIES

High covering power, easy to apply

PACKAGING

1L, 5L and 15L

Implementation

SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE PREPARATION

Plaster, masonry, woodwork, old compatible paints. Substrates must be sound, dry and clean.

No dilution is necessary. Consult us for spray application.

APPLICATION MATERIAL

Brush, 12 mm roller, spray gun

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

Minimum 3°C above dew point before application.

TEMPERATURE: >10°C and <25°C

RELATIVE HUMIDITY: <65%

Protect from wind, direct sunlight, rain, frost and the environment during application and curing.

CONSUMPTION

100 to 120 ml per m² in 1 coat

DRYING TIME AT 20°C AND 60% RELATIVE HUMIDITY

DRY TO TOUCH 1 hour

BETWEEN 2 COATS 4 hours

TOOL CLEANING

Clean equipment immediately after use with water.

Technical specifications and performance 4

PRODUCT APPEARANCE

White paste

FINISHED ASPECT

Matt film, slightly dappled

DENSITY (AT 20°C)

1,4

STORAGE AND SAFETY

1 year in original, unopened packaging, away from sunlight and frost, in a cool, well-ventilated place.

For further safety information, please consult the Safety Data Sheet.

Warning

Designed, developed and manufactured in France. All data presented in this Technical Data Sheet are provided for information purposes only and do not engage our responsibility. Under no circumstances should they be construed as a warranty. Testing is necessary. This data sheet is subject to change, so please check that it is the latest edition. This data sheet cancels and replaces all previous versions. Furthermore, as the implementation and conditions of application are not under our control, we decline all responsibility. For further information on precautions for use and safety instructions, please contact our Marius Aurenti teams.

Presentation

AREAS OF USE

High-performance, multi-substrate undercoat.

COMPOSITION

Single-component, waterborne acrylic primer.

PROPERTIES

Excellent adhesion to all substrates (metal, PVC, wall tiles, old paint).

PACKAGING

1L

Implementation

SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE PREPARATION

Sand-blasted ferrous metals, aluminum, zinc, galvanized metals, copper, rigid PVC, wall tiles. On ferrous metals: strip and sand to remove all traces of rust, then remove dust.

On other metals and compatible old paints: degrease, brush and scrape off oxidized areas. Dry thoroughly before applying primer.

On PVC: degrease and lightly sand, then remove dust.

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

TEMPERATURE >5°C and <30°C (ideal temperature: >15°C and <20°C)

RELATIVE HUMIDITY <80%

HUMIDITY OF SUBSTRATE 4% maximum

APPLICATION MATERIAL

Brush or roller: dilute 5% with water

Airless spray gun: 13 to 15/1000e nozzle, 150 to 200 bar pressure, dilute 10 to 15% with water.

CONSUMPTION

10 to 12 m² per Litre in 1 coat

DRYING TIME AT 20°C AND 60% RELATIVE HUMIDITY

15 minutes

DRY TO TOUCH 1 hour

RECOVERABLE 6 hours minimum / 12 hours maximum

TOOL CLEANING

Clean equipment immediately after use with water.

Technical specifications and performance

APPEARANCE OF DRY FILM

Matt white

DENSITY (AT 20°C)

1,4

STORAGE AND SAFETY

1 year in original, unopened packaging, out of direct sunlight and frost, at temperatures between +5° and 35°C.

For further safety information, please consult the Safety Data Sheet.

Warning

Designed, developed and manufactured in France. All data presented in this Technical Data Sheet are provided for information purposes only and do not engage our responsibility. Under no circumstances should they be construed as a warranty. Testing is necessary. This data sheet is subject to change, so please check that it is the latest edition. This data sheet cancels and replaces all previous versions. Furthermore, as the implementation and conditions of application are not under our control, we decline all responsibility. For further information on precautions for use and safety instructions, please contact our Marius Aurenti teams.

Presentation

AREAS OF USE

Adhesion primer between ACP Tile Undercoat and Marius Aurenti Waxed Concrete. Application for tiled walls only.

COMPOSITION

High-performance polymer resin in water-filled phase.

PROPERTIES

Ready-to-use, single-component bonding agent between adhesion promoter (ACP Tile Underlayment) and waxed concrete.

PACKAGING

2.5kg and 10kg

Implementation

SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE PREPARATION

It is imperative to apply an ACP Tile Underlayment and, if necessary, a glass-fibre mesh (see ACP Tile Underlayment Technical Data Sheet).

APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

Smoother 25cm

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

Before application, check substrate humidity (4% maximum).

TEMPERATURE >5°C and <30°C (ideal temperature: >15°C and <20°C)
RELATIVE HUMIDITY <80%

APPLICATION METHOD

For tiled surfaces with joints < 3mm:

Roll a coat of ACP Tile Undercoat over the entire surface to create adhesion.

For tiled surfaces with joints > 3mm:

Grout with a coat of ACP Tile Primer, allow to dry for 7 to 8 hours, then sand with a 40-grit single-brush tool.

Then roll a coat of ACP Tile Undercoat over the entire surface to create adhesion.

Once the ACP Tile Undercoat has dried, apply a coat of ACP Tile Primer and smooth to obtain a smooth finish.

CONSUMPTION

From 0.7 to 1 kg/m².

DRYING TIME AT 20°C AND 60% RELATIVE HUMIDITY

DRY TO TOUCH about 6 hours

BETWEEN 2 COATS 12 hours

COMPLETE HARDENING 48 hours

TOOL CLEANING

Equipment should be cleaned with hot water after use.

Technical specifications and performance

DRY EXTRACT ISO 3251 cell 99.6% cell
BROOKFIELD VISCOSITY AT 20°C ASTM D 2198 cell Cell 620 ± 80 CP

PRODUCT APPEARANCE

Grey paste

DENSITY (AT 20°C)

1,7

STORAGE AND SAFETY

1 year in original packaging, out of direct sunlight and frost, at temperatures between +5° and 30°C.

For further safety information, please consult the Safety Data Sheet.

Presentation

AREAS OF USE

Adhesion promoter for interior tiled walls designed to receive ACP Tile Primer.

COMPOSITION

Ready-to-use, single-component, waterborne polymer primer.

PROPERTIES

High adhesion to all surfaces and reinforcement of difficult substrates, easy to apply.

PACKAGING

1L, 10L

Implementation

SUBSTRATE AND SUBSTRATE PREPARATION
Tiles, marble.

The substrate must be sound, dry, cohesive and clean (free of dust, dirt, oil, etc.).

Clean and degrease thoroughly with specific detergents (degreaser, stripper, alcohol…).

In the case of tiling, all tiles must be well sealed and joints perfectly cohesive and clean. Tile adhesion should be checked by probing. A visual and acoustic inspection must be carried out in accordance with DTU 54.1.

It is essential to carry out a mechanical diamond surfacing operation to roughen the substrate and open up its porosity.

APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

12mm anti-drip roller, brush or spray gun.

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION

TEMPERATURE >15°C and <30°C

RELATIVE HUMIDITY <80%

HUMIDITY OF SUBSTRATE 4% maximum

The application temperature must not be lower than 10°C, as at lower temperatures drying times could be considerably longer, compromising perfect cross-linking of the product and therefore perfect adhesion.

APPLICATION METHOD

Apply 1 coat evenly with a roller. If necessary, apply a glass screen to the still-moist product. Roll over surface to lock in ACP Tile Underlayment. Check that there are no overlapping wefts, air bubbles or bulges.

Then, as soon as the ACP Tile Undercoat is dry (approx. 4 hours at 20°C and 60% RH), apply the ACP Tile Primer.

CONSUMPTION

Between 100 and 150 mL/m².

DRYING TIME AT 20°C AND 60% RELATIVE HUMIDITY

DRY TO THE TOUCH approx. 2 hours

BETWEEN 2 COATS 4 hours

COMPLETE HARDENING 7 days

TOOL CLEANING

Equipment should be cleaned with hot water after use.

Technical specifications and performance

PRODUCT APPEARANCE

White paste

DENSITY (AT 20°C)

1,4

STORAGE AND SAFETY

1 year in original packaging, out of direct sunlight and frost, at temperatures between +5° and 30°C.

For further safety information, please consult the Safety Data Sheet.

All our materials are applied according to rigorous methods of substrate preparation, finishing and maintenance, for greater durability.

Order your samples and color charts from Matériautèque.

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