SS Specialties Vertical System is a revolutionary system that consists of a unique, lightweight, vertical mix along with specially designed tools and colorants. SS Vertical Mix bonds to most surfaces, is water resistant, and unequalled in flexural and compressive strength.
SS Vertical Mix provides the total package need for any project; commercial, residential, interior or exterior. SS Vertical Mix easily transforms imagination into reality. Virtually any vertical surface, inside or out, is a good candidate for this vestal application. It will change the way you view decorative concrete.
Unlike concrete overlays on slabs, the SS Vertical Mix is a custom, lightweight concrete material that can be applied up to three inches thick and stamped within minutes after it is laid on. By using SS Vertical Mix with vertical stamps, you can achieve the deep texture normally associated with decorative flatwork – on fences, interior or exterior walls, pillars, you name it.
SS Specialties lightweight concrete mix is engineered to adhere to wall board, plaster, dry wall, paneling, brick, stone or existing concrete. The other important component is the highly concentrated SS Concentrated Polymer used for bond coat and to reconstitute SS Vertical Mix.
SS Vertical Mix is best applied using a hawk and trowel. Unlike regular concrete, troweling the surface is not necessary or recommended. The mix is ready to stamp immediately after you lay it on. All necessary touch-up and detail work is performed later that day using carving tools.
Stamping vertical surfaces calls for special stamps. Smaller in size with additional tools for stamping single rows and corners, The Stamp Stores vertical stamps offer the flexibility necessary for stamping vertical surfaces, plus the aggressive texture and durability associated with floor stamps.
Staining vertical surfaces requires a slight adaptation of common coloring applications. The preferred method is SS Vertical Concrete Color.
Vertical Concrete Tips
- Don’t forget the ever-important bond coat, SS Concentrated Polymer (undiluted).
- Take into consideration the thickness of the material for the project when purchasing SS Vertical Mix.
- Handcarving vertical mix probably takes 30% more time than traditional vertical stamping.
- With a little practice and patience, techniques for handcarving can be learned. The Stamp Store offers classes on this and it’s a great place to start.