Surface Retarding Admixtures


ARSET SURFACE SERIES is water based, single component, solvent free surface retarder, used for exposed aggregate concrete production.


Chemical Base

Organic material based

Color / Appearance

Homogeneous liquid

Chlorine Content (%)

<0,1 (EN 480-10)

Alkaline Content (%)

<10,0 (EN 480-12)

Corrosion Behavior

Contains only components according EN 934-1 Annex A.1

Dangerous Substances

Comply with annex AZ

Arset Surface Series     TS EN 934-2    
  • It delays the hydration of the cement on the concrete surface.

  • It reduces the roughening labor costs. It is easy to apply.

  • Does not contain solvent.

  • It can be diluted according to the application purpose.

  • Do not contain chloride or any other components that result in corrosion in the reinforcements. Therefore, it is suitable for use in reinforced concrete structures.

Areas of Use
  • It is used in architectural applications (wash concrete, exposed aggregate concrete) where an aggregate- looking surface is required in precast or on-site concrete

  • It is used to roughen fresh concrete surfaces in horizontal construction joints

  • It is easier to apply than physical etching (sandblasting, notching, chipping, etc.)

  • It provides an important convenience for screed or liquid applications

Consumption Dosage

The usage dosage of ARSET SURFACE SERIES products should be determined according to the roughness and absorbency of the mold, the desired dilution rate and roughening depth.

Method of Application
  • The depth of the retarded layer depends on the amount of product applied, the time until the retarder is removed from the surface, the amount of water and cement in the mixture and the ambient temperature.
  • It can be applied with a brush, roller or spray equipment.
  • It should be used in clean molds.
  • It can be diluted with clean water at a ratio between 1: 1 and 1: 3 (1 part product: 3 parts water) depending on the desired effect.
  • When working with molds made of highly absorbent material, at least 2 layers should be applied.
  • If the product is to be applied to the concrete surface, it should be applied before the first setting of the newly poured concrete after the perspiration water is removed from the surface.
  • If the product is applied to the mold surface, the concrete should be poured into the mold immediately after the application.
  • It should be protected from rain and frost.
  • Depending on the ambient temperature and curing conditions, the molds should be opened as soon as possible, washed with pressurized water and brushed when necessary.
Compatibility with Other Admixtures

ARSET SURFACE SERIES can be combined with the following admixtures. Laboratory tests should be carried out before use.

  • Arstep / Arstep Extra / Degaset Series Admixtures
  • Arset Air Series
  • Arset Doz
  • Arset Zero Series
  • 30 kg plastic drum
  • 250 kg drum
  • 1000 kg container
Storage and Shelf Life

Shelf life is 12 months from the date of production when stored in original unopened and undamaged packages (drums, barrels, IBC containers) at temperatures between +5 °C and +35 °C, protecting from direct sunlight, excessive heat and frost.

If the product has waited for a long time, make it homogeneous by mixing slowly at low speed with mechanical methods before using the product.

Some subsidence may occur during long-term storage. In this case, the product can be used by filtering.

Make sure that the product does not freeze. If the product freezes, it should be thawed by keeping it at room temperature without using direct heat and mixed by mechanical methods until it becomes homogeneous.

Safety Measures

Use protective clothes, gloves, glasses and mask compatible with health and safety regulations during the application. Avoid direct contact with eyes and skin during storing and application, in case of contact wash off thoroughly with soap and water, if ingested seek medical attention immediately. Store away from all foodstuffs. Keep away from children. ARSET SURFACE SERIES products are not flammable. For detailed safety information please consult the product’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS).



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