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How to Install a Skim Coat for a Concrete Floor

Adding a skim coat is important because it will strengthen the floor, and when colored, acts as a primer coat for the second hand-trowelled coat of finish.

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Materials

  • Thin Finish
  • Elite Crete Portion Control Colorant
  • Paint mixer

Tools

  • 6 5-gallon bucket
  • variable speed drill
  • plastic squeegee
  • paintbrushes
  • trowel
  • measuring containers
  • pump sprayer

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