How do the stencils lay out?

The field stencils come in large rolls and the stucco stencils come in sheets. The rolls are laid out all at once by starting at the top of an area, rolling it down to the bottom at which point you will cut the stencil and walk back up to where you started.  At that point you will need to puzzle in the stencil so it matches up.  Depending on where it was cut, you may have some waste at the top.  The pattern repeat is typically every 5 ft.  On some patterns such as the herringbone, the pattern repeats continuously so there will be almost no waste.  Once you find where the pattern matches up, you will repeat step one.  To make the stencil seamless, you will overlap the edge, using a piece of tape to keep them together.  Continue the process until complete. 

The sheets are applied one by one onto the wall, overlapping slightly to continue the pattern.

What is the Blue-Tack used for?

Blu-Tack is a putty like stick that comes with the box of paper stencils.  It is used to keep the stencil in place, as well as keep the sections that may float, flat to the ground.  When using, you only need about a pencil eraser sized piece.  Ball it up with your fingers, and place under the stencil then press down, adhering the stencil to the surface.  This is only needed randomly throughout the stencil.  If you would like the stencil to be 100% stuck to the surface, use the plastic adhesive stencils instead. 

Why are the paper and plastic stencil patterns different?

Our stencils are cut using different machines, one to cut paper and one to cut plastic as well as apply the adhesive to them.  Because of this, the available molds are different thus generating different patterns.  Some are similar, but some are completely different looking.  

Can I use paint with the stencils?

Although concrete stencils are designed to be used in the decorative concrete industry by contractors that install concrete type products, they can also be used with paint.  However since paint is quite thin compared to concrete products, the paint could bleed under the stencil.  To avoid this, be sure to remove all excess paint from your roller or brush so as to not apply to much paint that will collect around the stencil edges.  If painting a wall with the stencils, a sponge may be best so you can control the contact and avoid paint from running down.   DO NOT use color sealers or stains, as they will typically bleed under the the stencil, or potentially melt it if they have solvents in them. 

How is the RollerRock different than paint?

Simply...RollerRock IS NOT paint. It is a high performance concrete coating made of STONE. Paint is only a super-thin layer of colour in a bonding resin that sticks to your concrete for a short time until it is scrubbed off under foot traffic or tires — or quickly scoured away by seasonal climate extremes. In contrast, the STONE that makes up RollerRock is a time-tested shield that comes to you direct from nature! 

What is the difference between stone & tile texture finishes?

The "stone texture" finish is applied with the "Stone Texture Roller" and is primarily used outdoors where a more rustic, anti-slip surface is required. Two coats 2 - 4 hours apart are recommended for the most durable, uniform and attractive results.

The "tile texture" finish is applied with the "Tile Texture Roller" for a smoother more refined result that resembles a speckled tile finish. The Tile Texture finish can be applied in just one coat — or for the ultimate durable finish, in two coats to form a very tough stone layer. 

Is RollerRock recommended for garage floors?

RollerRock is a uniquely beautiful finish for any garage floor. We recommend the tile texture finish for garage floors for its superior cleanability and refined, solid appearance. It stands far apart from stereotypical epoxy / flake garage floor finishes and imparts a tough, slab-like stone surface with extreme resistance to hot tires. Top-coat with Daich DaiHard Epoxy Clear Coat for a beautiful, lasting finish. 

Is RollerRock a new product?

RollerRock has been installed throughout North America — from Alaska to Miami — for ten years, with an outstanding performance track record. It draws much of it's technical superiority from other Daich stone coatings which have been used on millions of square feet of concrete for almost 25 years. 

Can RollerRock add foot traction?

Yes. In fact, in laboratory testing, RollerRock's "stone texture" finish, applied as directed, delivered an anti-slip score of 0.093 — almost TWICE the OSHA recommended standard.