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Hand Float

A small version of a bull float which is used along walls and in angles or tight spots to smooth wet concrete.

Hard-Troweled Finish

A flat, smooth, concrete surface finish that is made by using a steel bladed trowel.

High-Pressure Water Blasting

A method that involves spraying water at a very high pressure; often used to clean or roughen a surface.

High-Volume Low-Pressure (HVLP) Sprayer

A device used to spray-paint or finish materials at a low pressure so as to reduce overspray.

Hopper Gun

An air compressor device that's used to spray and prime floor surfaces. Also used for stuccoing external wall areas.

Hover Trowel

A lightweight, power trowel device used to finish epoxy toppings, terrazzo, and cementitious urethanes.


A chemical reaction where the compounds in cement bond with water molecules, causing the cementious materials to harden.