PIERI® VMR Data Sheet

Form Release Agent

Product 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.


PIERI® VMR can be used on steel, fiberglass, concrete or wood sealed with PIERI® 245 Form Seal.

Directions for Use

Apply one coat of PIERI® VMR to forms by brush or roller at the rate of 400-500 ft2/gal (10-12 m2/L) per gallon. The coating dries in 10-15 minutes depending on ambient conditions.

Mix the surface retarder well and apply a full body coat by brush, roller, or sprayer to cover about 150-350 ft2/gal (3.5-8.5 m2/L), depending on the type used.

Retarder drying time for concrete placement is 20-30 minutes.

Place concrete mixture in the forms.

Strip the panels after adequate curing, and pressure wash, dry brush, or lightly sand blast to create the desired finish.

Packaging & Handling

PIERI® VMR is available in 55 gallon (208 L) drums and 5 gallon (19 L) pails. Product has a shelf life of two years from date of manufacture if stored in in a cool dry place, in its closed original container Keep away from all sources of heat, sparks or flame.

Physical Specifications

Specific Gravity: 0.80

Flash Point: 55°F (13°C)


Read SDS before use.

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Last Updated: 2024-06-21