Frequently asked questions about Smartcret microcement

Frequently asked questions about Smartcret microcement

Smartcret Microcement

SMARTCRET Do It Yourself is a decorative coating that can be applied on tiles, terrazzo, plaster, cement, etc. It is applied by hand in several layers using a trowel. It is suitable for interiors and exteriors and on vertical and horizontal surfaces.
It allows to give a new style to rooms and furniture without the need to carry out works.

  • Smartcret is a ready-to-use product. That is, the product is prepared in buckets. There is no need to mix different materials.
  • It is easy to apply. No previous experience in application is needed. Only basic knowledge in do-it-yourself.
  • It is quick to apply.
  • It dries quickly.
  • It has very good adherence to the support.
  • It is flexible and does not shrink. That is, it does not crack.
  • It has high resistance to abrasion.
  • It has a wide range of colors and effects.
  • It is compatible with conventional tintometric systems.

SMARTCRET Do It Yourself has a wide collection of colors and color possibilities. Check out the Elegance Collection section to see our ranges.

For ease of use, our products are sold pigmented and ready to apply.

Smartcret has a one-year warranty, but it is important to follow the application systems correctly. Otherwise, the product will lose its warranty.

Smartcret is sold through our online shop

Our Smart Varnish offers two types of finish: matte and satin.

Our kits have been exhaustively designed so that no detail is missing. If you do not have much knowledge of DIY and do not know what you need, we recommend purchasing the kit. This way, you are guaranteed to have everything you need to do the job correctly. Our web selector will help you choose the kit you need.

Our tool kit is prepared with everything you need for your work. It contains:

  • 1 steel trowel
  • 1 rubber trowel
  • 2 WT rollers
  • 1 sanding glove
  • 1 roller handle
  • 1 spatula

In Smartcret we have thought of everything so you don't have to worry about anything. That's why, if you don't know exactly what kit you need for your renovation, on our website you will find a selector where you can indicate step by step where you will carry out your work and, automatically, you will be assigned the kit you need. That easy and fast!

Yes, in our online store you can find all our products and purchase them individually.

Unlike other microcements, Smartcret is sold pigmented. That's why we have 40 colors in our Elegance Collection range covering many shades so you can choose the one that best suits the style you have in mind.

Smartcret is very easy to clean. Simply, with water and pH neutral soap can be cleaned. But if you want a professional result and maintain all the properties of the microcement, you can purchase Smart Cleaner and Smart Wax, our exclusive products for the care, maintenance and cleaning of microcement.

Microcement is a resistant and decorative material that allows us to renovate our house without having to remove the materials we already have on the surfaces we want to renovate. We can put it on tiles, marble and even gresite and get a completely new continuous surface.

Smartcret microcement application

SMARTCRET Do It Yourself is easy to use. There is no need to mix several components. It is an ideal product to be applied by DIY enthusiasts. In addition, thanks to our documentation, which includes step-by-step explanations and video tutorials, we make the application process even easier.

Before the application of Smartcret, it is necessary to prepare the surface with a primer.

SMARTCRET is applied in several layers by trowel, both indoors and outdoors and on vertical and horizontal surfaces, provided they are leveled and consolidated.

It is important that the coats are thin. Otherwise, cracks may occur. The drying hours indicated in the step by step of each surface must be respected.

Once the product is dry, it must be sealed with SMARTCRE Varnish.

If the surface to be coated has joints, it is necessary to level the surface with our Smart Jointer product.

No. The most important thing is to apply the material in a thin layer and respecting the drying times. If you put mesh or profile, it will be necessary a thicker layer to be able to cover it, so the drying is delayed and it affects its hardness.

Before starting the application, it is necessary to stir SMARTCRET Do It Yourself. Our products are available in 6 buckets to facilitate the manual mixing by spatula, but if you have the possibility to use a mechanical mixer, much better.

If you stop applying the product and you want to keep all its properties, you only need to put a plastic film on the surface of the bucket to prevent the product from being in contact with the air and drying out. Afterwards, you will only have to close the bucket well and store it in a cool place without a direct light source.

Smartcret offers many possibilities and can be applied on all types of surfaces and materials: tiles, terrazzo, plaster, cement, etc.

Yes, you can paint over the microcement. The only thing to keep in mind is that the Smart Varnish sealer repels dirt and other materials because its function is to protect the microcement, but by simply sanding it, you can paint over it without any problem.

Smartcret should be placed on smooth and level surfaces. Therefore, if you want to put the product on top of stippled, the first thing that should be done is to level the surface or remove it.

Each part of the Smartcret application process has a drying time, but in general Smartcret dries quickly and allows the work to be done in much less time than it takes for a regular renovation. You can learn about drying times in our step-by-step guide.

If you have knowledge of DIY, you will have more skills. But, if you don't, following our step-by-step guide, you will be able to do the job without any problem.

Smart Primer ABS is the primer for absorbent surfaces, such as plaster or gypsum, while Smart Primer GRIP improves the grip on non-absorbent surfaces, such as tile, metal, marble, terrazzo, etc.

If you have any doubts about which Smart Primer your surface needs, please consult our technical service. We will be happy to help you renovate your home.

Problems with Microcement

One of the most popular beliefs about the problems of microcement is that it cracks easily, but this is not true. The problem of microcement cracking is due to the quality of the substrate and the incorrect application. However, if the material is of high quality, it should not crack. And with our product this problem disappears.

Microcement does not need to scratch. It is only necessary to protect and care for it. If it is placed on a high-traffic surface, such as the floor, it will have to take more into account and care more with the application of varnishes. At smartcret we count on our Smart Varnish.

Microcement does not necessarily stain. It is only necessary to protect and care for it. If it is placed on a high-traffic surface, such as the floor, it will have to take more into account and care more with the application of varnishes. At smartcret we count on our Smart Varnish.

Payment, shipping and returns

If you want to make a change in your order, you must do so within 15 days of receipt of your order. You will have to pay the shipping costs to the shipping company and send us the invoice. Once received, we will refund the amount.

The shipping address is:

  • C/ Viena 31
  • Pol. Ind. Mas de Tous
  • 46185 Pobla de Vallbona
  • Valencia (Spain)

Once we receive your product, we will send you the new order as soon as possible. The delivery time of the new product is approximately 5 working days after we receive the order.

We ship to the Balearic and Canary Islands, to Europe and to all the countries worldwide. You can place your order through our online store without any problem. If you have any doubts and you want to be sure that we ship to your country, you can contact us here 😉

Our delivery time is two weeks from the time the order is paid for (for domestic and international shipments).

We can only cancel your order if it has not yet been shipped and if we receive your request before 3pm, which is the time when our partner transport agencies pick up the orders.

We have two payment methods: by credit or debit card and bank transfer.