Antiquing and Release are vital components for stamped and textured concrete. Release agents prevent concrete form adhering to texturing tools, allowing for clean impressions and imprinted designs. Antiquing is the process of adding naturally mottled and varied highlights to textured concrete, creating a more realistic appearance. Antiquing adds supplementary colors and enhances the appearance of depth.
Brickform Antique Release
Brickform Antique Release is a hydrophobic powder that imparts color while serving as a bond breaker for stamping. It is made from a finely ground formula that creates beautifully antiqued concrete surfaces. During the stamping process, Antique Release is pressed into the concrete surface, creating a secondary coloring effect once washed off and sealed.
Antique-It is a water-soluble antiquing agent designed to impart a secondary color or to highlight stamped concrete or textured overlays. Antique-It is easy to apply, dries fast, and provides a durable color that closely resembles the look of antique release powder. Use Antique-It on newly placed hardened concrete or to rejuvenate old stamped concrete.
Brickform Liquid Release is a colorless release agent formulated and recommended for use with Brickform texture mats or concrete stamping tools. Liquid Release forms a barrier that prevents imprinting tools from sticking to the concrete surface during the stamping process. It is commonly used on interior applications in place of powdered release or where final projects require topical stains or coatings.