Upcoming Training Events

 

Sealers for Decorative Concrete – Selection and Application 

Presented by Chris Sullivan

Date: November 7, 2017                 Time: 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Location: Confrere Décor Show, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida  

Overview:  Sealers for decorative concrete are NOT all the same. They provide various levels of protection, can intensify color, accent textures and produce finishes ranging from matte to high gloss. No matter the sealer, there are steps that can be taken to increase the level of success. This presentation will provide in-depth discussion on sealer makeup, selection and application guidelines. Maintenance and best practices for resealing will also discussed.

For more information:  https://www.concretedecorshow.com/

 

Troubleshooting Decorative Concrete I: Integral Color, Stamped Concrete & Overlays

Presented by Chris Sullivan

Date: January 23, 2018                   Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: World of Concrete, Las Vegas Nevada

Overview: How did this happen?  Why did this happen?  Help me find a solution so I can get paid!  These are questions asked daily from decorative concrete applicators worldwide. This program is geared toward the professional decorative concrete installer who is looking for insight in dealing with common problems with colored and stamped concrete, as well as decorative overlays.  Why problems happen, how to avoid them in the future, and how to fix them to a high degree of customer satisfaction are at the core of this seminar.

For more information: https://www.worldofconcrete.com/en/education.html

 

Troubleshooting Decorative Concrete II: Stains, Dyes & Sealers

Presented by Chris Sullivan

Date: January 24, 2018                   Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: World of Concrete, Las Vegas Nevada  

Overview: Managing your customer’s expectations and understanding the application environment can solve more potential problems than you realize. This program is geared toward the professional decorative concrete installer who is looking for insight in dealing with problems with stains, dyes, and decorative sealers.  Why problems happen, how to avoid them in the future, and how to fix them to a high degree of customer satisfaction are at the core of this seminar.

 For more information: https://www.worldofconcrete.com/en/education.html

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

Chris Sullivan is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ChemSystems Inc, and is considered an expert in troubleshooting and problem solving within the decorative concrete industry. Chris has written over 200 articles on different aspects of Architectural Concrete for various magazines including Concrete Expressions, Concrete Décor, and Concrete Products. He is one of the technical experts working with www.concretenetwork.com, having recently written his 4th E-Book in a series on emerging trends within the stained concrete, stamped concrete, decorative overlay and polished concrete markets. Chris has authored the Sullivan’s Corner Blog http://www.concretenetwork.com/chris-sullivan/ for close to 10 years, dealing with technical questions and problem solving in all aspects of the decorative concrete industry. Chris also authors a column in Concrete Décor magazine called Concrete Questions dealing with common problems facing decorative concrete contractors from around the country. He has been a presenter at the World of Concrete since 2003, as well as at the Concrete Décor Show since 2010. Chris received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, is certified with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and sits on the board of the Decorative Concrete Council, which is part of the American Society of Concrete Contractors. Chris can always be reached via his email at csullivan@chemsystemsinc.net

Written archive:
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Video archive:
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Trends in staining E-Book:
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Trends in stamping E-Book:
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Trends in decorative overlays E-Book:
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Trends in polishing concrete E Book:
Coming Summer 2013

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