How to Apply AGT™ Glow Aggregatesin Exposed Aggregate Concrete
Utilize the Seeding Technique
The most popular application method – seeding otherwise known as hand-broadcasting is the quickest and easiest way to apply AGT™ Glow Stones. Basically, you toss the AGT™ Glow Stones all over the setting concrete surface. Once this is completed, the glow rocks are worked into the curing concrete with a trowel so they are just under the surface, covered with a thin film of concrete.
Use a Concrete Retarder to Expose the AGT™ Glow Stones
Chemical exposure of the glow in the dark stones is achieved by lightly spraying a concrete retarding agent over the curing concrete. The concrete retarder slows down the chemical curing process on the surface, allowing it to remain uncured so that a 1/32” – 1/4” of the concrete can be washed off. The AGT™ glow stones are then exposed at the surface creating an anti-slip glowing concrete surface.
Glow Stones are seeded on and then trowelled in
Chemical Retarder was applied and then washed off to reveal this glowing exposed aggregate finish
Final Product – Magical!!!
STEP BY STEP – EXPOSED AGGREGATE GLOW STONE FINISH TECHNIQUE
Using: 5-12mm AGT™ Glow Stones
- Pour concrete
- Bull Float
- Seed AGT™ Stones on top
- Use Fresno to work the AGT™ Glow Rocksinto the slab
- Apply any high quality chemical retarder like Grace Products TopCast and follow product directions.
- Let concrete set & cure
- Return and pressure wash surface with water.
- We strongly suggest that a sample pour be executed to test how AGT™ Glow Stones behave in concrete as well as to determine type, strength and duration of retarder being applied.