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Vol. 10 No. 6 - August/September 2010

Don't Get Burned: Safety while using UV-Cured Concrete Coatings

First and foremost, using ultraviolet curing equipment requires diligent safety practices. John Wilson, president of SPDI UV and CureUV.com, compares it to "a welder's flash on steroids." Sunglasses and long-sleeved shirts are not enough. UV emitted by curing equipment can be many times brighter than the sun, according to Richard Mandich, UV products account manger for Jelight Co. Inc. http://www.imgflash.org/safety-signs-in-the-laboratory-goggles.htmlFirst and foremost, using ultraviolet curing equipment for concrete coatings requires diligent safety practices. Compare it to "a welder's flash on steroids." Sunglasses and long-sleeved shirts are not enough. UV emitted by curing equipment can be many times brighter than the sun.

Editors
October 14, 2010
Artisan in Concrete: Brandon Gore, Gore Design Co. Tempe Ariz.

A closer look at one of the country’s most stylish countertop fabricators - and one of the industry’s most charismatic characters.

By Kelly O'Brien
August 8, 2010
Unique Challenges of using UV-Cured Concrete Coatings

Coatings that cure when exposed to ultraviolet light pose unique challenges for artisans and contractors, but the performance and cure speed of these materials may make them worth it.Coatings that cure when exposed to ultraviolet light pose unique challenges for artisans and contractors, but the performance and cure speed of these materials may make them worth it.

By Amy Johhson
August 8, 2010
Radical Radials

Radial stamps, multipiece tools that create circular and curved patterns, have earned stamp manufacturers a round of applause.

By Kelly O’Brien
August 8, 2010
Recipes: Reactive Stain Effects on Concrete

Acid staining is unpredictable by nature, but after years of experience, several of the country's most gifted artisans have developed techniques that incorporate the stains into tried-and-true effects.Acid staining is unpredictable by nature, but after years of experience, several of the country’s most gifted artisans have developed techniques that incorporate the stains into tried-and-true effects.

By Kelly O'Brien
August 8, 2010
Design Ideas: Churches

Many of history’s most beautiful works of art were created for places of worship. These days, decorative concrete is doing its part to beautify churches across the country.

By Emily Dixon
August 8, 2010
Carlton's Corner: Decorative Concrete Makes Its Television Debut
By Doug Carlton
August 8, 2010
Trowel & Error: Color Hardener vs. Integral Color on Smaller Stamp Jobs
Editors
August 8, 2010
the concretist: Berkely's Street of Concrete Dreams
By Michael Miller
August 8, 2010
There's More Than One Way to Make the First Cut
By Jennifer A. Faller
August 8, 2010
Product Profile: ColorJuice System from American Decorative Concrete
By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
August 8, 2010
Product Focus: Universal Super Dyes and Super Colors from Clemons Concrete Coatings
By Sue Marquette Poremba
August 8, 2010
Tools: Concrete Mixers
Editors
August 8, 2010
Concrete Stenciling, Flattooing, for the Kids

The choice of decorative concrete was made by the students themselves. "We don't have much greenery (on campus), so painting the concrete was the idea," said Allea Fraker, seventh grade teacher and student council advisor. "They (the student council) found that the staining would be longer-lasting."Coping with midday desert heat, Glendale, Ariz., company Excalibur Designs in Concrete recently donated its time and labor to complete a decorative Flattoo project for Dos Rios Elementary School.

By Erik Pisor
August 8, 2010
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