Water-based White Pigmented Concrete Curing Compound

CHEM-CURE 20 is a water-based, liquid membrane curing compound, white pigmented to provide a heat reflective surface film. It provides a moisture impermeable film which retains over 90% of the hydration waters in the curing concrete assembly. This film creates a hard, dense concrete which prevents premature cracking and checking on the surface.


Technical Data Sheet


CHEM-CURE 20 can be used for curing fresh concrete to prevent losses of hydration moisture and to prevent formation of cracks. CHEM-CURE 20 Provides optimum curing when protection from the sun’s heat is desired. It reflects the sun’s rays to keep the concrete surface cooler which prevents excessive heat buildup which can cause thermal cracking. It is ideal for application on exterior, horizontal surfaces, such as highways, airports, and street and curb paving.


  • Water-based
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Complaint.
  • Non-Toxic
  • Ready to use
  • Easily applied by spraying
  • Produces hard and dense concrete.
  • Minimizes hair checking, thermal cracking and other defects.
  • Provides a premium grade film, which optimizes water retention.
  • Improves compressive and tensile strengths of concrete.
  • Improves resistance to the abrasion and corrosive actions of salts and chemicals. It minimizes dusting



Specific Gravity 1.25
Freeze Temperature ºF (ºC) 30 (-1)
Boiling Point ºF (ºC) 225 (102)
Coverage ft2/Gal (m2/Liter) 200 (4.9)
Solvent Clean up Water
Odor Slightly soapy
Color White
Toxicity None
Flammability None
Fumes During Treatment None
Environmental Hazards None


Applicable Standards:

ASTM C-309, Type 2, Class A

AASHTO-M-148, Type 2, Class A

AFAA Spec. P-610-2.11 (e)


Preparation: As soon as the concrete assembly has reached the set stage and the finishing is completed, make sure the surfaces of the concrete assembly are free from ponded water and proceed to application.

Mixing: any settlement can be re-dispersed with gentle agitation prior to use.  CAUTION: TO AVOID FOAMING, DO NOT MIX EXCESSIVELY.


Application Method: application equipment must be clean and free of any previously used materials.  Spray on in one even coat with a hand or power sprayer as soon as the surface water disappears from horizontal concrete surfaces.

Use a sprayer and a spray nozzle that produces a flow of 0.5 GPM under 40 psi of pressure. Do not allow spray nozzle to drip.


Drying Time: approximately two hours depending on temperature, humidity, and wind conditions.  Restrict foot traffic for at least four hours.


Coverage: 200 ft2/gal. (4.91 m²/L).  Coverage is approximate and may vary depending on surface finish/texture, concrete condition, climatic conditions, etc.  Always apply to a test area first to determine actual coverage rate before full-scale application.


Cleaning: clean all tools and sprayers with water and soap.


Store all containers between 40ºF and 95ºF (5 and 35ºC). Shelf life is two years in its original unopened packaging. Don’t allow product to freeze.


Do not allow material to come into contact with eyes, hands, glass, aluminum or glazed tile systems.


LIMITED WARRANTY:   International Chem-Crete Inc. warrants that, at the time and place we make shipment, our materials will be of good quality and will conform to our published specifications in force on the date of acceptance of the order.


DISCLAIMER:   The information contained herein is included for illustrative purposes only and, to the best of our knowledge, is accurate and reliable. International Chem-Crete Inc. is not under any circumstances liable to connection with the use of information. As International Chem-Crete Inc. has no control over the use to which others may put its products, it is recommended that the products be tested to determine the suitability for specific applications and/or our information is valid in particular circumstances. Responsibility remains with the architect or engineer, contractor and owner of the design, application and proper installation of each product. Specifier and user shall determine the suitability of the product for specific application and assume all responsibility in connection therewith. AM22419.