A/BC

FINESTONE A/BC (ADHESIVE BASE COAT) is a 100% acrylic adhesive and base coat that is field-mixed with Type I or Type II Portland cement. It has a very creamy texture that spreads easily.






​FEATURES
BENEFITS
​Smooth, creamy consistency
​Trowels on easily, speeding mesh embedment and reducing applicator arm fatigue; increases job-site productivity
​Familiar 1:1 mixing ratio
​Easy to mix—less chance of error
​100% Acrylic
​Provides long-term durability
​Water based
​Safe, non-toxic; clean up easily with soap and water

Uses

A/BC is designed for use as the adhesive and/or base coat in several wall systems from Finestone.  
A/BC is used with the Pebbletex Wall System to adhere expanded polystyrene insulation board to the following acceptable substrates:  
  1. FINESTOP
  2. FINESTOP-RA
  3. Unpainted and unglazed concrete or unit masonry
  4. PermaBase® brand cement board (or other ASTM C1325 Type A Exterior approved cement boards)
  5. Poured concrete/unit masonry
  6. ASTM C1177 type sheathings, including eXP™, GlasRoc®, DensGlass™, Securock™, Weather Defense™ Platinum and GreenGlass® sheathing
  7. Gypsum sheathing (ASTM C79/C1396)

  8. Note: Do not use on wood-based sheathing substrates
    A/BC is used with Pebbletex EIFS, Pebbletex-D, -D7, -D10, Finescreen CBS and all Finestone Textured Acrylic Surfacing Systems to embed CORNER MESH and Finestone REINFORCING MESH.

    A/BC will also adhere expanded polystyrene insulation board (EPS) to expanded polystyrene insulation board enabling the build out of architectural shapes and details.

Packaging

27.2 kg per 19-liter pail
(60 lbs per 5-gallon pail)

Coverage

Approximate coverage rates are as follows:

  • Adhere EPS insulation board to substrate:
    14.8 m² (160 ft²) per pail via notched trowel method; 16.7 m² (180 ft²) per pail via ribbon & dab method.
  • Embed STANDARD MESH:
    26 m² (280 ft²) per pail
  • Embed INTERMEDIATE 12:
    18.5 m² (200 ft²) per pail
  • Embed HI-IMPACT 20 & STANDARD MESH:
    14.8 m² (160 ft²) per pail
  • Adhere EPS insulation board to substrate and embed STANDARD MESH:
    11.1 m² (120 ft²) per pail

Finestone Adhesive / Base Coat Product Bulletin

Finestone Adhesive / Base Coat Product Bulletin