Fosroc Renderoc FC
Single component polymer modified cemetitious fairing coat
- Easy to use — no independent primer or curing membrane necessary
- Excellent bond to the concrete substrate
- Pre-blended to overcome site-batched variations —only the site addition of clean water is required
- Contains no chloride admixtures
- Renderoc Galvashield XP compatible
Renderoc FC is designed for vertical and overhead use to infill honeycombing and voids up to 3 mm deep in the surface of concrete. Renderoc FC is supplied as a ready to use blend of dry powders which requires only the site addition of clean water to produce a highly consistent cementitious fairing mortar. The material is based on a blend of cements, graded aggregates, special fillers and chemical additives to provide a material with good handling characteristics, while minimising water demand. The product exhibits excellent thermal compatibility with concrete and is fully compatible with other Renderoc mortars and Dekguard coatings.
Renderoc FC has been approved by the British Board of Agrément, Certificate No. 98/3461
The fairing coat shall be Renderoc FC, a single component polymer modified cement-based blend of powders to which only the site-addition of clean water shall be permitted. The material shall be capable of use without independent priming and curing systems.
The following results were obtained at a water : powder ratio of 0.3 :1 by weight or 1: 3 by volume and temperature of 20°C.
Test method Typical result:
Coefficient of thermal expansion: 7 to 12 x 10–6/°C
Working life: Approximately 20 minutes*
Setting time (BS 4550): 30 minutes to 1 hour*
Fresh wet density: Approximately 2000 kg/m3
* Note: working life and setting time will vary dependent on ambient and substrate temperatures.
Clean the surface and remove any dust, unsound material, plaster, oil, paint, grease, corrosion deposits or algae. Roughen the surface to remove any laitance and expose the fine aggregate by light scabbling or grit blasting. Oil and grease deposits should be removed by steam cleaning, detergent scrubbing or the use of a proprietary degreaser. The effectiveness of decontamination should then be assessed by a pull-off test. Renderoc repair mortars require no additional preparation prior to the application of Renderoc FC. No independent priming system is required. The cleaned areas should be blown clean with oil-free compressed air before continuing. All prepared areas should be saturated surface dry immediately before the application of Renderoc FC, i.e. they should be thoroughly saturated with clean water and any residual surface water removed. Under severe drying conditions repeated soaking may be necessary to ensure the substrate is still saturated at the time of application. Care should be taken and the work scheduled to ensure the water does not run onto areas of recently applied Renderoc FC less than 12 hours old.
Care should be taken to ensure that Renderoc FC is thoroughly mixed. Small quantities (up to 10 kg) can be mixed by hand using a suitable mixing drum or bucket. Greater quantities should be mixed using a forced-action mixer. Mixing in a suitably sized drum using an approved spiral paddle in a slow speed (400/500 rpm) heavy-duty drill is an acceptable alternative.
As with other ‘one pack’ repair mortars, Renderoc FC may exhibit satisfactory handling characteristics even though inadequately mixed. This will result in a significantly lower level of performance or possible failure. It is therefore essential that mixing Instructions are strictly adhered to with particular emphasis on the quantity of water used and the time of the mixing operation. If mixing small quantities by hand, Renderoc FC should be volume-batched. Add three volumes of the Renderoc FC powder (loose-filled to excess and struck off level with
the top of the measuring container) to one volume of drinking quality water. This should be mixed vigorously for a minimum of 3 minutes. For larger volumes, place 7.0 to 8.0 litres of drinking quality water into the mixer and, with the machine in operation, add one full 25 kg bag of Renderoc FC and mix for a minimum of 3 minutes (maximum 5 minutes). Dependent on the ambient temperature and the desired consistency, the amount of water required may vary slightly but should not exceed 8.0 litres per 25 kg bag of Renderoc FC. Do not subsequently re-temper with extra water.
Note: that in all cases Renderoc FC powder must be added to water.
Apply the mixed Renderoc FC to the prepared substrate by steel trowel as a scrape coat of minimal thickness. It should be applied with the minimum of working and be allowed to partly set before finally trowelling to a smooth finish. If a very smooth finish is required, a small amount of water may be flicked on to the surface of the Renderoc FC with a paint brush prior to final trowelling. Do not proceed with the application when rainfall is imminent unless in a sheltered or protected situation. Note: the maximum applied thickness of Renderoc FC is
3 mm from the depths of the imperfections to the finished surface.
Low temperature working:
Normal precautions for winter working with cementitious materials should then be adopted. The material should not be applied when the substrate and/or air temperature is 5°C and falling. At 5°C static temperature or at 5°C and rising, the application may proceed.
High temperature working:
At ambient temperatures above 35°C, the material should be stored in the shade and cool water used for mixing.
Renderoc FC does not require any form of curing in moderate ambient conditions, but under strong drying conditions curing may be necessary. In this case Renderoc FC should be cured immediately after finishing in accordance with good concrete practice. The use of Nitobond AR, sprayed on to the surface of the finished Renderoc FC in a continuous film, is recommended. Large areas should be cured as trowelling progresses (0.5 m2 at a time) without waiting for completion of the entire area. In very fast drying conditions, supplementary curing with polythene sheeting taped down at the edges should be used. In cold conditions, the finished repair must be protected from freezing.
Overcoating with protective decorative finishes:
Renderoc FC may be overcoated with a protective barrier/ decorative coating after a minimum of 48 hours. Fosroc recommend the use of the Dekguard range of protective, anti-carbonation coatings. These products provide a decorative and uniform appearance as well as protecting parts of the structure which have not been repaired and might otherwise be at risk from the environment.
Renderoc FC should be removed from tools, equipment and mixers with clean water immediately after use. Cured material can only be removed mechanically.
Renderoc FC: 25 kg bags
Coverage and yield
Renderoc FC: Approximately 15.0 litres / 25 kg bag. (5.0 m2 at 3 mm thickness)
Renderoc FC should not be used when the temperature is below 5°C and falling. Do not proceed with the application when rainfall is imminent unless in a sheltered or protected situation. Exposure to rainfall prior to the final set may result in water uptake and severe reduction in the performance of the hardened product. The product should not be exposed to moving water during or after application. If any doubts arise concerning temperature or substrate conditions, consult Fosroc Customer Services Department.
The product has a shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture if kept in dry storage in the original, unopened bags. Store in unopened bags in cool dry internal conditions. If stored at high temperatures and/or high humidity conditions the shelf life may be reduced to less than 6 months.
Health and safety:
For further information, refer to appropriate Product Safety Data Sheet.
Renderoc FC is non-flammable.
When Renderoc FC is used in combination with Dekguard Elastic or Dekguard E2000 the elastomeric properties and high tear strength of the coatings make it unsuitable for use in areas subject to direct physical attack by vandals. Where appropriate, Dekguard S should be considered.