The Tru Tex Decorative Vertical is a complete vertical concrete system that consists of the most unique and economical vertical overlay mixes on the market, the largest line of specially designed texturing tools, and the world’s best natural stains.
The Tru Tex system provides the complete package for virtually any project, big or small. Designed for both residential and commercial projects, indoors and out, stamped or hand-carved, tropic or tundra, this system can help bring your visions to life.
Walttool’s unique approach to high-performance decorative vertical mixes has allowed even more artisans to venture into this craft than any other mix on the market. By creating Tru Pacs, highly-specialized admixture pacs that the user can combine with standard, locally obtained mortar mixes, the end result is a large economical batch of highly workable, ultra-versatile, carvable vertical mix. Tru Pac vertical comes in two flavors depending on your taste. Tru Pac V is our original lightweight vertical carving mix that boasts the longest working time in all of vertical. It is designed to be placed 1-4 inches thick and then carved, carved, and carved some more. Anywhere you want thick, bold rockwork, Tru Pac V is your choice. It combines with a common Type N mortar mix. Tru Pac X is the ultimate in versatility. Designed to be a multi-use mix, it is placed on with thickness ranging from under 1/2 inch up to 4 inches. It is highly carvable and easy to quickly stamp. Other uses range from low traffic overpayment, furniture, boulder creation, poolscapes, concrete countertops, and patch repair. Its proprietary resin and fiber loading give it excellent properties on a multitude of surfaces. X combines with Type S mortar.
Tru Pac Vertical Mixes are applied by simply throwing it on, hawk and trowel, or a high-quality mortar sprayer. From there it is lightly troweled out using a pool trowel. It can be stamped in minutes, or it can be the canvas for carved design work.
The Tru Tex line of texture tools has no peer. It is an extensive array of textured roller sleeves, skins, hand stamps (trowels), and jointing tools designed to allow the artisan to create a unique and custom surface every time. By using the various types of tools throughout stages of the project, it is easy to transform the soft troweled Tru Pac mix into a 3D creation mimicing the craftwork of mother nature. There is also a choice of Tru Tex Vertical stamps in favorite designs.
A vertical concrete coloring system should be invisible. By that, we mean providing the final transformation of your job requires a color system that does not look like a system at all. You should just see the most natural, unassuming hues and tones found in nature. With Walttools Tru Tint, that is exactly what you get. They are by far the easiest, safest, and most real-looking colors found in astaining system. They are extremely hard to boot. UV resistant to fading and quite durable once cured.
Tru Block by Walttools was designed exclusively for the vertical concrete industry. Sealing a recreation of natural materials should not be seen, and that is meant literally. Tru Block is an ultra-low VOC, water-based, proprietary formulated sealer of Walttools that provides both penetrating water repellency and topical protection, which helps longer preserve colors subject to surface wear. Its active components are designed for long-term weather durability and protection.
As easy and complete as the Tru Tex vertical system is, your work is only as good as the ability, heart, and thought you put into it. Learning the vertical craft is a rewarding endeavor and it’s definitely worth the time and effort. Contractor Source recommends becoming a member of Vertical Artisans, the most comprehensive training resource available in the industry. As a paid member, you have access to the training and skills offered by the very best in this craft, in a format that anybody can grasp. Memberships are available right through Contractor Source.