Sprayers could be considered the lifeline of the concrete industry. Think about all of the components of a successful concrete surface treatment—whether vertical or horizontal, structural or decorative, troweled, stamped, or polished—that requires a product to be safely and consistently applied with a sprayer.

These include curing products, sealers (both acrylic and urethane), epoxies, densifiers, dyes, acid stains, paints, and line stripping to name just a few. Here is why contractors use a sprayer in the first place, and what criteria should be considered when looking at safety, compatibility, and reliability.

Many manufacturers recommend sprayers to deliver their product because in many instances, they offer the greatest opportunity to apply a liquid product in the safest, most consistent, and cost-effective manner.

Most treatment products have prescribed coverage rates at which they work most efficiently. Misapplication is not only wasteful, but it can also promote the premature failure of a product, or create an unsafe work environment. Used correctly, a properly specified sprayer will ensure a successful application.