Clean the surface before application. If there is a coating on the surface, for example curing compound, oil, dust etc., it should be removed. Fill and repair all holes, cracks and deteriorated areas. For best result, the surface should be dry to touch to allow diluted LD penetrate the pores and react.
LD is concentrated material and can be diluted with 1-3 parts of soft water for every one part of LD. It can be applied on old or new clean surface by using a low-pressure sprayer, roller or brush.
For horizontal surfaces, apply enough diluted LD to keep the surface wet for 20 minutes. If areas dry out before that, apply more diluted LD. In hot, dry or windy conditions dampen concrete before application to prevent flash drying.
Remove any dried powder residue using a stiff broom, power sweeper or floor scrubbing machine. For immediate, enhanced shine, buff or burnish the dry concrete surface in both directions using an orbital floor machine or burnisher equipped with an appropriate polishing pad. This is a dry buffing operation.
For vertical surfaces, apply from the bottom up. For maximum penetration and desired coverage rates, a wet-on-wet application is recommended; re-treat within three to five minutes after initial application. Repeated applications should be made until the surface remains moist for a minute or so before solution disappears.