Designed speciﬁcally to enhance the bond of cement screeds or renderings and gypsum plaster skim coats to clean, sound surfaces of concrete, masonry, brickwork, and most other common building materials.
Surfaces already painted with PVA or acrylic coatings can also be rendered using abe.®bond plastergrip as a bonding agent, provided that the existing coating is sound and ﬁrmly adherent. Improves tensile and ﬂ exural strengths of sand/cement mixes thus permitting thinner than usual layers.
- Improves non-structural bond of cement screeds,renders and gypsum plasters.
- Bonds to sound PVA/acrylic surfaces.
- Good spread rate.
- Environmentally friendly.
All surfaces should be clean, sound and free from contamination, laitance, loose particles. Spalling or ﬂaking
material must be removed by thorough wire brushing followed by the removal of debris by means of a soft brush.
Suspect surfaces may be mechanically keyed down to virgin surfaces (randomly), which will ensure good bonding.
No special primer is required.
Stir well before use.
10 – 15 m2/L dependent upon surface texture and porosity.
Horizontal surfaces – i.e., bonding new screeds to existing ﬂoors: Apply the abe.®bond plastergrip to the prepared surface by means of a brush or roller and apply screed immediately onto the wet abe.®bond plastergrip. Finished screeds must be cured in the normal manner.
Vertical or overhead surfaces: for the rendering of walls, ceilings, columns and beams, the cleaned surface should be coated with abe.®bond plastergrip and a scratch coat of plaster applied whilst the abe.®bond plastergrip is still wet. As soon as the scratch coat is ﬁrmly set, the rendering may be built up to the required thickness with fresh plaster.
Gypsum plaster skim coats: the gypsum plaster should be applied to the wet abe.®bond plastergrip and ﬁnished off in a single operation.
Integral mix i.e. screed ﬂexibiliser: substitute approximately 25% of gauging water with abe.®bond plastergrip.
Mix one part of abe.®bond plastergrip with one part of fresh OPC and trowel into the pre-cleaned cracks. The consistency of the slurry may be adjusted by small extra additions of OPC or clean water, as required.
Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.
Protection/maintenance on completion
The newly applied mortar/screed or plaster must be kept damp for at least ﬁve days to promote good curing.
abe.®bond plastergrip is supplied in 5 L, 25 L and 200 L containers.
Handling & storage
Shelf life of 12 months, but shorter if in extreme conditions. Keep tightly sealed in a dry cool place in the
Health & Safety
Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals branch.