Protec III: Original

Made in Canada for 25 Years.

Trowel, Cure, Harden, Density, Polish, Dust-Proof, Prevent Shrinkage Cracks and Efflorescence.

Submittal Documents

Includes: TDS, MSDS, and LEED 4.1 Certification.

Collapsible content

Product Coverage.

Polished Concrete Coverage:

800 square feet per 5 US Gallons = 74.22 square meters per 18.9 Litres.

Hollowcore Precast Coverage:

1000 square feet per 5 US Gallons = 92.61 square meters per 18.9 Litres.

Trowel Aid Coverage:

1500 square feet per 5 US Gallons = 139.4 square meters per 18.9 Litres.

Precast Wall Coverage:

1750 square feet per 5 US Gallons = 162.6 square meters per 18.9 Litres.

Power Trowel Coverage:

2000 square feet per 5 US Gallons = 185.8 square meters per 18.9 Litres.

Product Information:

History of Protec III: Original and Cornerstone Coatings.

Cornerstone Coatings, a Direct to Consumer Manufacturer.

Now a second-generation concrete coating manufacturer, Cornerstone Coatings was started in 1999 with Protec III by Murray LeComte, a chemist by practice, an avid self-made inventor, businessman and father.

"If you mix it together and it doesn't smoke, keep going."

After creating over 45 unique products, the business consolidated its focus to Protec III: Original (Originally named Protec III LSF Chem RX) in 2019.

A Christian Family-owned Canadian Business.

Starting from humble beginnings in Bruno, Saskatchewan, Cornerstone Coatings is now a multi-national manufacturer, reaching across Canada, Australia, Mexico, and The United States.

Note:

Protec III: Original was formerly named Protec III LSF Chem RX, the product remains exactly the same. Specifications requiring this product should be updated to use the new name "Protec III: Original".

Product Uses:

Precast Manufacturing:

Improve your finished surfaces, prevent bleed water, plastic shrinkage cracks, and efflorescence all while speeding up your manufacturing process. – Apply during finishing, after removing from your mould, or both.

Commercial Finishing:

Cure and harden your floors with a same-day application requiring no scrubbing or cleaning. Use the same product for dust-proofing and densifying the surface with this non-membrane forming product.

Residential Construction:

Streamline your construction process with a single product that cures, dust-proofs, polishes, blocks efflorescence, and helps ensure your project is finished without issues.

A Hardener, Densifier, and Polish Aid for Your Concrete.

Harden and Densify, Dust-proof, and Polish Concrete.

One of the surprising uses of Protec III: Original is that it's also a complete standalone densifier and hardener.

Protec III: Original works through a chemical reaction between cement and our Liquid Silica Fume to increase density, producing a harder surface that permanently polishes and dust-proofs with vehicle and foot traffic.

You can use Protec III: Original as your densifer, hardener, and then finally your polishing aid when polishing concrete, giving you everything you need to polish in one package.

Prevent Efflorescence and Carbonation.

You can prevent efflorescence and carbonation by chemically neutralizing any extra calcium hydroxide in the surface of new concrete.

Neutralizing the free lime before it can become efflorescence after the concrete is exposed to moisture or carbonation after it has been exposed to carbon dioxide is the best way to prevent future surface problems.

Cure Without Sealing Your Concrete Surface.

Prevent Dusting Due to Rapid Moisture Loss During Curing.

Concrete gains the majority of its surface strength in the first days after finishing, so getting an effective cure is critical for preventing dusting and rapid surface deterioration.

Cure Your Concrete by Using Protec III: Original.

With Protec III: Original you get chemical curing equivalent or better than water curing, meaning you can prevent plastic shrinkage cracks without the costly process of water curing.

With Protec III: Original you can simplify your curing process to using one chemical for all of your curing needs.

Trowel, Finish, and Cure with One Product.

Finish and Get a Cure Without Any Extra Steps.

Protec III: Original is unique in that it is your concrete trowel aid, as well as the cure, hardener, densifier, and efflorescence blocker.

Normally products can only work as either a troweling aid or a cure, except Protec III: Original does both in one application.

Finish in Normally Unsuitable Conditions Without Concern.

With Protec III: Original as your trowel aid you get a natural surface to work with, you can close up dry concrete mixes easily, and finish in difficult conditions without any issues.

When placing in weather above 38° Celsius/100°F Protec III: Original gives you reliable extra finishing time and full chemical curing.

Application Guides.

Application Guide: Power Trowel on Commercial Jobs.

Same-Day Application, No Scrubbing, No Stripping.

To get a cure, hardener, and densifer just apply Protec III: Original at 400 square feet per US gallon/9.8 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 5¢ per square foot/54¢ per square meter) across the entire surface once finishing is complete.

No scrubbing, cleanup, or sealing then removing a sealer is needed to cure, harden, and dust-proof your surface with Protec III: Original.

After applying spread out any puddles about every 10 minutes until the majority of product has absorbed.

Dust-proof and Densify Your Flatwork Floors.

To dust-proof and add extra strength, just apply the product after cleaning saw cuts at 400 square feet per US gallon/9.8 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 5¢ per square foot/54¢ per square meter), at this point do as many additional coats as desired, allowing all product to absorb and dry completely before applying more.

After applying spread out any puddles about every 10 minutes until the majority of product has absorbed. Your shop floor will be ready to use as soon as the product has absorbed.

Because Protec III: Original is non-membrane forming you only need to vacuum up the saw cut dust before applying any additional coats, no washing is required.

The concrete should become dust-proof after enough traffic has polished the floor, or after burnishing the surface to create the permanent shine immediately.

Application Guide: Power Trowel Finished Precast.

Your Product for Efflorescence, Curing, and Improved Finishing.

To get a finishing aid and cure in one step just apply Protec III: Original at 350 square feet per US gallon/8.6 liters per square meter (Estimated cost: 5.7¢ per square foot/62¢ per square meter) after screeding, then proceed to finish as normal.

Streamlining your manufacturing by getting your topical cure, improved surface finishing, and efflorescence prevention in a single-step process is what you get with Protec III: Original.

Protec III: Original replaces water curing, and you do not need to change any of your existing processes, because the concrete will be effectively left natural for later painting.

Solve Your Problems with Chemistry.

Prevent efflorescence and carbonation by chemically neutralizing the water-soluble calcium within your concrete surfaces.

Get a better finish with the improved paste Protec III: Original creates when it combines with the alkalis in your concrete.

Apply either during normal finishing, after removing from your mould, or both.

Application Guide: Power Trowel on Residential Jobs.

Finish In Difficult Conditions, Get a Flatter Surface, Cure, and Dust-proof Your Flatwork.

Applying Protec III: Original on normal power trowel concrete is as natural as it gets.

Simply apply the product with a sprayer at 300 square feet per US gallon/7.4 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 6.7¢ per square foot/72¢ per square meter) across the entire surface after screeding. For larger pours, apply after you screed each section.

Once applied, immediately work all product in with 2-3 passes of your concrete float.

Give fast-drying areas a light spray, then fully work all product in.

Dustproof And Densify With Another Coat After Saw Cuts.

With Protec III: Original being a water-based and non-membrane forming product you do not need to wash the concrete after saw cuts before applying a second coat.

To apply a second coat for dust-proofing and extra hardness, simply apply the product after saw cuts at 400 square feet per US gallon/9.8 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 5¢ per square foot/54¢ per square meter) after removing most saw dust, do as many coats as desired, allowing all product to absorb and dry completely before applying more.

Your shop floor will be ready to walk on as soon as the product has absorbed.

Application Guide: Polished Concrete.

Rinse Free, Ready-To-Use Densifier and Polishing Aid.

After cleaning the floor begin polishing with a 200 grit resin polishing pad, once you're done polishing clean the floor again, then apply Protec III: Original at 160 square feet per US gallon/3.9 liters per square meter (Estimated cost: 12.5¢ per square foot/1.35¢ per square meter).

Ensure that the floor remains wet for 20 minutes, spread product around to more absorbent areas every 10 minutes. Apply more product on fast-drying areas.

After all product has fully dried, equip blue nylon pads or diamond impregnated pads then buff the surface until you achieve your desired shine.

Use The Same Product for Ultra-high Shine Polishing Jobs.

Protec III Original can also be used to achieve higher shines for more premium floors. After completing your starting polish with your 200 grit resin polishing pads, equip your 400 grit resin polishing pads.

Apply a light amount of Protec III: Original with a microfiber mop ahead of your polishing path for every polishing pad you intend to use until you’re finished polishing to your desired grit.

Clean the floor again with water and allow the floor to fully dry, then apply more Protec III: Original, Dual-Tech, or your preferred final coating.

After all product has fully dried, equip blue nylon pads or diamond impregnated pads then buff the surface until you achieve your desired shine.

Application Guides.

Application Guide: Broom Finished Precast.

Apply While in Mould or After Removing From The Mould.

Cure your precast by finishing the product into the surface while it’s still in the mould, or after removing it from its mould.

Great for broom finished surfaces where water curing can damage or discolour the surface.

Apply either during the finishing process, after removing from the mould, or both. – The best application point is the one most convenient for you!

How To Apply on Precast Stairs.

To get a trowel aid and cure in one step, just apply Protec III: Original at 350 square feet per US gallon/8.6 liters per square meter (Estimated cost: 5.7¢ per square foot/61¢ per square meter) before floating the surface, fully work and trowel in the product, then proceed to finish like normal.

If your stairs are partially in the mould while finishing, then apply at 350 square feet per US gallon/8.6 liters per square meter (Estimated cost: 5.7¢ per square foot/61¢ per square meter) after fully removing from the mould, making sure that the concrete has fully dried before applying if you wash the stairs during production.

With Protec III: Original the surface can be cured without damaging your broom finished surface, and you will not need to water cure anymore.

Application Guide: Broom Finished Concrete.

Get More Cream, Prevent Flashing, and Get a Full 28-Day Cure.

Applying Protec III: Original on broom finished concrete is as simple as it gets.

Simply apply the product with a sprayer at 300 square feet per US gallon/7.4 liters per square meter (Estimated cost: 6.7¢ per square foot/72¢ per square meter) across the entire surface after screeding. For larger pours, apply after you screed each section. Once applied, immediately work all product in with 2-3 passes of your concrete float.

Give fast-drying areas a light spray, then fully work all product in.

Add Resistance with a Second Coat.

Add Salt and Chemical Resistance, Plus Reduce Spalling and Popping.

Multiple coats on broom finished concrete is for reducing surface issues from salts, if that's your goal, then apply two coats of Protec III: Original at 200 square feet per US gallon/4.9 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 10¢ per square foot/$1.07 per square meter) per coat when the concrete is not abnormally hot.

Allow the concrete to return to its original colour between each coat, spread out any puddles if they remain after 10 minutes.

Anything sprayed on newly broomed concrete will not soak in, wait at least until the next day.

Application Guide: Slipform Concrete.

Reliable Workability and Curing In One Product.

With Protec III: Original you can simplify your finishing and cure application into one step, letting you do larger pours in almost any conditions.

After you've gotten the final shape of your slipform concrete apply at 300 square feet per US gallon/7.4 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 6.7¢ per square foot/72¢ per square meter), then work all product into the surface before continuing.

Give fast-drying areas a light spray, then fully work all product in.

Ready-To-Use — Complete Cure and Hardener Inside Your Trowel Aid.

Applying cures on slipform paving can quickly become difficult and unreliable.

With Protec III: Original you can simply apply one coat at 300 square feet per US gallon/7.4 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 6.7¢ per square foot/72¢ per square meter) after placing your concrete, then work the product in with your concrete float to get a cure and hardener, that's it!

Come back later to broom the surface when it's ready, and your application is complete!

After your concrete has cured, there is no more preparation needed before painting it.

Application Guide: Shotcrete and Gunite.

On-Demand Workability and Curing In One Product.

Take difficult sprayed concrete surfaces to smooth and workable with Protec III: Original.

After you've gotten the desired shape of your surface, simply spray product on at 300 square feet per US gallon/7.4 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 6.7¢ per square foot/72¢ per square meter) before working all product into the concrete.

Give fast-drying areas a light spray, then fully work all product in.

Replace All Coatings, Water Curing, Troweling Aids, and Hardeners.

Cure impossible surfaces with a product that becomes part of the concrete.

When applied during finishing Protec III: Original will prevent surface cracking during your first day of curing, then when you come back the next day to apply a second coat at 300 square feet per US gallon/7.4 litres per square meter (Estimated cost: 6.7¢ per square foot/72¢ per square meter) you will get a full 28-day cure.

After your concrete has cured, there is no more preparation needed before painting it.