Starter Kit – Minimum Kit (Quick Shop)

$1,815.18$2,126.61 $1,811.43$2,122.86

This Starter Kit includes the basic concrete countertop materials, mix ingredients, supplies and equipment you need to get started making countertops, sinks, fireplaces, furniture and more. Just choose a few size options and click Add to Cart.

Please note that Omega Concrete Countertop Sealer is not included in this kit because you should order that product close to the time that you are ready to seal a project.

 

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Collomix Xo6 Drill Mixer for Precast or GFRC

The Xo6 mixer is a very powerful and versatile tool that can handle any kind of concrete, including GFRC, aggregate-based fluid mixes and stiff all-sand mixes.

Please see the Full Details page for extensive information about usage of this machine.

 

$551.00
$551.00
Collomix KR 160 Mixing Paddle for GFRC

The standard mixing paddle that comes with the Collomix Xo6 tends to splash when used to do high shear mixing on GFRC.

For this reason, we recommend also purchasing the KR 160 HF mixing paddle with the Xo6 for GFRC. This birdcage-style mixing paddle is 6.25" in diameter and has four vertical mixing bars instead of a helical blade. This style paddle is perfect for high shear mixing, which is essential for GFRC. This mixer is capable of mixing even very fluid mixes at high speeds without splashing or loss of material.

For GFRC mixes, start mixing your mist coat with the standard paddle and mix until well-blended. Then switch to the KR 160 paddle and mix at high speed for 30 seconds. This achieves high shear mixing. And, the Xo6's Hexafit quick change coupling makes swapping mixing paddles fast and easy, often only taking a few seconds to complete. Then, to create the backer mix, you can gently fold in the fibers with the same paddle. Fibers should never be subjected to high shear mixing.

 

$68.10
$68.10
Kraft Tool EZY Deck Pro PC401 Mist Coat Sprayer

The Kraft EZY Deck Pro is a drywall hopper gun that can also be used to spray GFRC mist coat. (It will not spray backer.)

The Kraft requires an air compressor that can output 5 cubic feet per minute at 90 psi (142 liters per minute at 6.2 bar). Note that if you are also going to run a air polisher, you need a bigger compressor. Please see the Alpha AIR-680 product for information about its requirements.

Click here for details about which GFRC sprayer to choose based on your experience level, and to view videos.

 

$97.63
$97.63
Compaction Rollers for GFRC - Starter Set

This set of 3 compaction rollers is just what you need when getting started with GFRC: a corner roller, a 1" diameter roller, and a 2" diameter roller.

Roller sizes are:

  • Corner roller 2" diameter with 5/8" width taper
  • 1" diameter, 3" long
  • 2" diameter, 3" long

Professionals should also add the Pro Set of 3 more compaction rollers.

 

$45.82
$45.82
Sample Kit of 1 lb each of 9 Pigments

Save 5% by buying the kit! This kit contains sample sizes of one pound each of 9 basic pigments:

  •   Carbon Black
  •   Black Oxide
  •   Red Oxide
  •   Yellow Oxide
  •   Sesame
  •   Titanium White
  •  Espresso Brown (not pictured)
  •  Warm Gray (not pictured)
  •  Cool Gray (not pictured)

Consider also the Starter Color Formulas calculator, which uses these pigments in the formulas for 13 popular colors. Simply enter the weight of your cementitious content (cement plus pozzolans), and the calculator tells you exactly how much of each pigment to use, to the milligram.

 

$71.25
$75.00 $71.25
Superplasticizer - WR420

This is a powerful liquid superplasticizer that adds significant workability and fluidity, acts quickly and doesn’t make the mix thick or sticky. It is designed to be especially effective with mixes that have a high content of finer sands and particles. It can be used to achieve a homogeneous flow in mixes with high fines, a softer flow in mixes like GFRC, and can soften a mix slightly without imparting too much sag or slump.

Dosage Rate: 0.1- 2% of Cement Weight

The ultimate indicator of an overdosage of plasticizer is segregation of the mix. Make test batches prior to production to ensure optimum dosage.

 

$25.00
Viscosity Modifier - Super Slump Buster

Fritz-Pak's Super Slump Buster is an easy to use, powdered viscosity modifying admixture (VMA). It is used to reduce the slump of concrete, essentially performing the opposite of a high range water reducer (superplasticizer). It also helps prevent segregation in aggregate-based mixes.

Please see the product page for detailed information about dosing and mixing procedure.

 

$13.10
$13.10
Air Polisher - Alpha AIR-680

The Alpha AIR 680 polisher can grind, hone and polish equally well, and because it is small and lightweight, gives you the control you need to produce the best quality finish. It will handle light grinding from 4” metal bond turbo cups, 5” resin diamond polishing pads and even diamond profile tools.

Please see the Full Details page for more information and air compressor requirements.

 

$362.25
$362.25
5" Sets of Wet Polishing Pads$83.16
Hand Pad Sets$79.72
Caulking Tools

This metal ball tool makes caulking concrete countertop forms quick and easy. The set of 4 sizes makes it possible to create various radii.

Please see the Full Details page for an instructional video.

 

$14.95
$14.95
Han-D Hand Cleaner - pack of 6$21.67
$21.67
Crete-Lease 20-VOC for plastic and fiberglass molds

This is an 8-oz aerosol can of form release agent. This form release is used for plastic and fiberglass molds. You do not need to use form release agent for melamine molds.

Please see the Full Details page for instructions.

 

$18.98
$18.98
GFRC Materials Refill Kit

These refill kits allow you to stock up on GFRC ingredients in quantities that should run out at about the same time. There are 2 choices of GFRC mix style: Liquid and Bagged. Please select at option below to see detailed information about that mix style.

 

$358.80

This Starter Kit includes the basic concrete countertop materials, mix ingredients, supplies and equipment you need to get started making countertops, sinks, fireplaces, furniture and more.

To purchase:

  1. Choose the size/configuration options of the 3 products that have options (5″ pads – set of 4 with backer, hand pads – set of 4, WR420 – 1 quart).
  2. At the end of the list of products, choose your mix style (liquid, dry, bagged).
  3. Click Add to Cart.

To pick and choose tools and materials, please use the Configurable Starter Kit here.

Please note that Omega Concrete Countertop Sealer is not included in this kit because you should order that product close to the time that you are ready to seal a project.