Pour one gallon of water into a five gallon pail first.
Slowly pour the contents of a 50 lb. box of overlay into the bucket while mixing continuously with a drill mixer.
For best results, use a birdcage, high-shear paddle for bucket mixing.
Thoroughly combine the water and overlay to insure the dry polymer is saturated and properly dispersed.
For a thicker consistency, use less water.
To thin the overlay during application, add water as needed up to a maximum of one additional gallon.
If using colored concrete pigment, water should be kept uniform for every box of overlay to avoid color discrepancies.
Pot life for the overlay is approximately 45 minutes and can be extended by 15 minutes by using ice cold rather than room temperature water.
Ambient temperature will also affect pot life length with cooler temperatures marginally extending and hotter shortening the expected pot life.
To spray the overlay, add up to one gallon of additional water per box of smooth texture overlay until the mixture resembles a thin pancake batter suitable for spraying at 25 psi.
Complete texture overlay should be sprayed as a base-coat only.