PIERI® Decorative Solutions

Creating and protecting architectural finishes through best-in-class products that reduce labor and risk.

Overview

PIERI® decorative solutions include high-quality products such as in-form surface retarders, release agents and finish protectors that provide beautiful, consistent and long-lasting architectural finishes. Other finishing techniques, such as sandblasting and acid-etching, are labor-intensive and hazardous and can produce inconsistent results. When you replace old finishing techniques with PIERI® decorative solutions, the result is a higher-quality finish that saves time and lasts longer.

 

More consistent finish, less labor

Architectural precast typically receives some form of processing treatment such as sandblasting or acid-etching it in order to achieve a desired finish. PIERI® in-form surface retarders provide better options to accomplish these. Precasters can create multiple etch depths, including very light acid-etch or sandblast finishes within a single piece, and simply power wash off the next day. This provides a more consistent finish and eliminates the danger from acid-etching and sandblasting.

Demold beauty, every time

Bugholes are an unsightly, and often unacceptable, surface defect that can require rework, wasting time and money. The PIERI® product portfolio includes innovative form release agents and coatings that allow for better-looking finishes. These products are available for wood, steel and even polyurethane formliners.

Reduce bugholes and rework, replace sandblasting and acid-etching, and protect finishes from staining and discoloration. The PIERI® decorative solutions lets precasters do all these things and more.

Protect finishes from yard transit and site staining

Precast concrete can take a lot of abuse, but its finish can't. Conditions in the yard, during shipping or on-site can stain and discolor finishes that then require expensive rework. For these circumstances, PIERI® Finish Protectors provide stable, long-lasting finish protection. These acrylic-based products are able to be applied on damp and freshly demolded precast and do not alter the color or finish.

Products & Accessories

Products

Architectural finish

  • Product Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
PIERI® Aquarol TT-31 Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® Aquarol TT-31 is a suspension of 100% synthetic lubricants in water. It enables forms to be removed from precast concrete under the most technically advantageous conditions, whether heated or unheated concrete is used.

Key Benefits
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Release qualities
  • Little finishing work required
Application Type

A release agent for precast concrete poured in synthetic molds: paving slabs, architectural panels, decorative concrete and hardscape products

PIERI® DURO-TARD™ Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® DURO-TARD™ is an in-form surface retarder for the most difficult of applications having a placement time of up to 90+ minutes. Abrasion resistance for vertical pours up to 12 feet. Heat resistance up to 150°F (65°C), a coverage rate 250-300 ft2/gal (6.1-7.4 m2/L).

Key Benefits
Application Type
  • Architectural precast
  • High vertical poured-in-place concrete (e.g. bridge work).
  • Steel, concrete or plywood forms
PIERI® EURO-TARD™ Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® EURO-TARD™ is a one-step, general-purpose in-form retarder with excellent heat resistance. No mold release required, single coat application. Available in 11 depths of etch, color and number coded. A test panel simulating job conditions should be poured for proper grade selection.

Key Benefits
  • One coat, fast drying
  • High heat resistance
  • Excellent etch retention
  • High coverage rates, low cost per ft2
Application Type
  • Architectural precast
  • High vertical poured-in-place concrete (e.g. bridge work).
  • Steel, concrete or plywood forms
PIERI® EURO-WAX Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

This innovative concrete release is a semi-liquid, high performance visco-elastic release agent that ensures high quality architectural surfaces. PIERI® EURO-WAX will not stain concrete or affect adhesion of waterproofing or other coatings. Coverage: 5,000-10,000 ft2/gal (123-245 m2/L).

Key Benefits
Application Type
PIERI® FAST RELEASE B CONCENTRATE Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® FAST RELEASE B CONCENTRATE is designed to release zero to low slump concrete immediately after vibration. It eliminates the irregularities caused by the sticking associated with the vacuum effect when demolding. The concentrate is designed to be diluted with 8 parts of solvent carrier prior to use.

 

 

Key Benefits
Application Type
PIERI® FORM SEAL 245 Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® FORM SEAL 245 is a glossy, hard, attractive polyurethane coating that provides outstanding resistance to abrasion, wear and spillage of acids, solvents, salts, alkalis, and water. PIERI® FORM SEAL 245 has a high degree of flexibility and is smooth, slick and hard, which reduces soiling and dirt pickup. Coverage: approximately 150-200 ft2/gal (3.7-4.9 m2/L)

Key Benefits
Application Type
PIERI® GEL-ETCH Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® GEL-ETCH is a light, controlled etching acid gel in which the acid is blended in gel form to help control fumes and aid in adhesion to vertical surfaces. Coverage: approximately 90-180 ft2/gal (2.2-4.4 m2/L), depending on etch desired.

Key Benefits
Application Type
PIERI® MARB-A-LIKE Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® MARB-A-LIKE is an all-weather, non-staining form release agent for easy, void-free and smooth release of concrete. PIERI® MARB-A-LIKE produces high quality architectural precast finishes. PIERI® MARB-A-LIKE will not interfere with paints or other coatings when properly applied and is high temperature resistant while providing corrosion resistance to steel forms with no powdery residue. Coverage: approximately 2,500-3,000 ft2/gal (61-74 m2/L).

Key Benefits
Application Type
PIERI® RELEASE 444 Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

This innovative concrete release agent is used for heated and non-heated forms. PIERI® RELEASE 444 is paintable, non-staining, resistant to rain wash-off, void-free, and provides a smooth release. It is also high temperature resistant and provides corrosion inhibitation of steel forms, with no powdery residue. Coverage: approximately 2,500-3,000 ft2/gal (61-74 m2/L).

Key Benefits
Application Type
PIERI® RELEASE 80 Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

This innovative concrete release agent is ideal for general everyday use. PIERI® RELEASE 80 is non-staining, and provides a smooth release. It is also high temperature resistant and provides corrosion inhibiting capability with steel forms, with no powdery residue. Coverage: approximately 2,500-3,000 ft2/gal (61-74 m2/L.

Key Benefits
Application Type
PIERI® VMR Data Sheet

Architectural finish

Description

PIERI® VMR is an innovative white milky emulsion designed as a mold release for use under the GCP family of surface retarders. It allows a more complete transfer of the retarder film and retarded matrix to the concrete, leaving the forms cleaner for the next cast.

 

 

Key Benefits
Application Type
TOP-CAST® SS 100 Data Sheet
Description

TOP-CAST® SS 100 Site Saver is an innovative surface protectant designed to keep splatter, color, cementitious toppings, cures and retarder overspray from adhering to the surfaces surrounding a concrete placing and finishing operation. It replaces the need for costly plastic barriers, which otherwise need to be taped in place while being compatible with many surfaces including but certainly not limited to masonry, stone and concrete.

Key Benefits
  • Protects surfaces from overspray or splatters
  • Easier to use than plastic coverings
  • Easy to remove
  • Water clean-up
Application Type

Ideal site protection for anywhere TOP-CAST Surface Retarders are used to protect against splatter, color, and retarder overspray.