Kemiko® products create a superior finish and color in any concrete project. Kemiko® STA CRETE® epoxy coating is a two component, abrasion resistant epoxy coating offering excellent adhesion to concrete for pool and marine show aquaria.

This product is unique in that it’s specified directly for water proofing pools and aquariums. Benefits of the product include being low VOC, low odor, self-leveling, vertical sag resistant and cures quickly to a very hard resilient high-gloss film. This product has been an industry standard for over 30 years and is veterinarian approved for use with seals, whales and walruses.

Kemiko® STA CRETE® Application

To apply this product, it’s vital to prepare your concrete project properly first. This means the surface must be cured, dry and free from stains and laitance. There are clear and color options available for this product for different types of projects, and application is straightforward and user-friendly.

This product is ideal for zoos, aquariums, waterparks, pools, and other projects that support a large amount of water and withstand time and wear on the product.

Surface Preparation


All visible oil, grease or any other contaminants must be removed prior to application of coating. Surface preparation includes using concrete grinding and shot blasting to achieve a surface profile of CSP 3-5.

Existing Coatings

For best adhesion, the existing coating must be scuffed with a nonwoven abrasive pad, floor buffer with abrasive screen, or orbital sander with sandpaper (80-120 grit) to achieve a rough surface profile.

Mixing Instructions

Using a mechanical jiffy-type mixer, blend SS1500 Part A Resin component at slow speed (500-1000rpm) for 1-2 minutes until a homogenous mixture is achieved. Next, pour SS1500 Part B Hardener component into the previously mixed Part A component. Ensure that all contents have been transferred. Mix on slow to medium speed (500-1000rpm) for 1-2 minutes. Avoid fast, aggressive mixing as that may entrap air bubbles into the system. Scrape sides of container and then mix for an additional 1-2 minutes, ensuring material is thoroughly blended.

Application Methods

Brush - Use high quality bristle brush for best film properties.

Roller - Use lambswool or similar cover with phenolic core, 3/8 – 1/2” (9.5-12.7mm) nap. De-lint roller prior to use.

Spray - This material is not intended for spray applications.

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