NewCrete™: Concrete Resurfacer

Rapid Set NewCrete is a high performance mortar that can be used to resurface worn, old or spalled concrete, giving a new concrete look. The advanced hydraulic cement used in NewCrete provides a durable surface for both indoor and outdoor use. NewCrete has been specially formulated to match the color of typical portland cement concrete. Cutting-edge self-curing technology (SCT) means wet curing is not required in most applications. NewCrete has a working time of up to 30 minutes and can receive foot traffic in as soon as 2 to 3 hours.



The Datasheet explains the performance and technical characteristics of Rapid Set® NewCrete™.  It also shows how to use Rapid Set® NewCrete™ (i.e. surface preparation, mixing, placement and curing).

The Spanish Datasheet is also available here.


Q: What is Rapid Set NewCrete
A: Rapid Set NewCrete is an advanced hydraulic cement-based mortar that can be used both indoors and outdoors to resurface worn or old concrete.

Q: What color does Rapid Set NewCrete cure into?
A: Rapid Set NewCrete has been specially formulated to match the color of typical Portland cement concrete, which is a light gray.

Q: Is this a modified Portland cement product?
A: No, the high performance properties are based on Rapid Set Cement Technology.

Q: Is priming necessary?
A: Priming is not required, but we recommend using our Rapid Set Acrylic Primer on porous substrates to minimize the formation of pinholes.

Q: How quickly can I walk on the material?
A: There are many variables, but generally we suggest waiting two to three hours before foot traffic.

Q: How do I cure Rapid Set NewCrete
A: Under moderate conditions, Rapid Set NewCrete can be left to air cure. In dry, windy or hot conditions, mist with water to maintain a continuously wet surface until the product has achieved sufficient strength.

Safety Information

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) outlines information and procedures for handling and working with Rapid Set® NewCrete.  It includes physical and chemical property information, potential hazards, emergency procedures and CTS’s contact information.


Rapid Set® NewCrete™ Specification

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