Seal the Deal

ChemMasters Newsletter: Vol 1 Issue 6

Seal the Deal is intended to be an informative and educational publication for ChemMasters’ network of independent manufacturer’s representatives, distributors and contractors. We don’t want to make you chemical engineers, but we do want to help you feel better informed and more comfortable discussing construction chemicals. If there are specific products or topics you would like to see addressed in a future issue, please contact John Fauth.

Bonding Agents - Making Repairs That Stick

Nobody likes to make the same repair over and over again, yet that’s what can happen with improper surface preparation. One of the ways to improve surface preparation techniques is the use of a bonding agent to increase adhesion at the critical substrate/repair mortar interface (the “bond line”).

ChemMasters’ bonding agents may also be used to replace all or portions of repair mortar mix water for increased water resistance, freeze/thaw durability, chemical resistance, crack resistance, etc.

ChemMasters offers an arsenal of bonding agents to fulfill the needs of contractors working with any type mortar:

Cretelox™: Acrylic integral bonding additive & performance enhancing modifier for thin concrete & dampproof coatings.

Duraguard™ 100: 100% solids epoxy bonding agent & sealer for exposed rebar.

Level Top™ Primer: For use with Level Top™ & Level Top™ Supreme self levelers.

Polyweld™: Bonding agent for concrete & plaster, re-wettable one time.

Polyweld™ EPXCI: Epoxy bonding agent with corrosion inhibitors.

Bonding agents can make the difference between a repair that lasts, and one that doesn’t. Particularly in high traffic areas or demanding environments.

ChemMasters Bonding Agents


Non-Reemulsifiable Acrylic Latex Bonding Agent for Cementitious Mortars
Cretelox® is a non-reemulsifiable, acrylic latex bonding agent and admixture.

Duraguard 100Duraguard 100

Pigmented Epoxy Colored Concrete Topping
Duraguard 100 is a two component, low modulus, 100% solids, moisture tolerant epoxy primer, sealer and injection resin. Additionally, it is a bonding agent, coating for reinforcing steel, or when mixed with aggregate, a repair mortar for horizontal repairs.

Level Top PrimerLevel-Top™ Primer

Primer and Bonding Agent for Cement-Based Overlayments and Underlayment.
Level-Top Primer is applied to surfaces scheduled to receive Level-Top™ underlayment or Level-Top™ Supreme overlayment.


Copolymer Emulsion Bonding Agent for Concrete, Plaster, Stucco
Polyweld is a copolymer emulsion designed for use as a bonding agent for concrete, stucco and plaster. It dries to form a thin flexible film. It is nontoxic, and unaffected by the alkalinity of gypsum, lime and cement.

Polyweld EPXPolyweld-EPXCI

Bonding Agent and Reinforcement Protection with Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor
Polyweld-EPXCI is a 3-component, solvent-free, moisture-tolerant, epoxy modified, cementitious product specifically formulated as a bonding agent and an anti-corrosion coating.