Concrete Release Agents


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McLube® offers a variety of release agents for concrete forms, epoxy-bound concrete composites, and stone veneers designed to provide effortless de-molding and improve efficiency across the board. McLube® concrete release agents form a thin, durable film that mimics the surface of your mold to ensure the desired surface finish is achieved while also protecting your molds and tooling from rust and corrosion over time. Continue reading for a featured products list or contact McLube® to learn more about our release coatings for the concrete and engineered stone industry.

Details & Benefits


  • Effortless release of forms, structures, and veneers
  • Improved pigment transfer and surface appearance
  • Little or no bug-holing
  • Reduced cleaning
  • Extended lifespan of molds, tooling, and equipment
  • Highly dilutable options for additional cost savings
  • Consistent release characteristics
  • No interference with material integration
  • Excellent release from wood, metallic, and flexible molds

By Industry

Concrete Forms and Architectural Concrete Release

McLube® concrete release agents are designed for effortless de-molding of concrete structures from metallic and nonmetallic forms. Our release coatings for concrete forming are proven to reduce or eliminate bug holes, voids, and any undue buildup of materials and grime. McLube® concrete release coatings are emulsified in water or solvent to deliver unparalleled release characteristics directly to concrete forms without the safety and housekeeping concerns associated with powder coatings. The enhanced durability of our coatings also makes them ideal for complex concrete forms and architectural concrete applications that require extended release properties over longer curing periods.

Stone Veneer

Our coatings form a thin releasing film that preserves even the most intricate mold details to help customers create stone veneers that look and feel real while also allowing for effortless de-molding. McLube® release agents are proven to extend the lifespan of molds and tooling by preventing rust, corrosion, and buildup of grime that requires abrasive and, at times, harmful cleaning procedures. Other benefits of our products for stone veneer manufacturers include improved efficiency, reduced scrap, and lower costs per meter2 of veneer. McLube®’s water-based release agents for concrete and stone veneer are highly dilutable with standard tap water for additional cost savings.


Customization for Unique Mixes

McLube® believes in tailored release solutions that are ideally formulated for individual processes and materials to achieve truly superior results. The amount of unique mixes and processes used in the stone veneer and concrete forming industry means McLube® may not have an existing product specifically suited to your target texture, appearance, or shape. Should this be the case, McLube® Formulation Chemists will work with you to design the ideal coating for your individual process at no additional charge to ensure your engineered stone de-molds the way you want it.

Consult a local McLube® Technical Representative to find the ideal formula available for your needs. Featured products displayed on this page from time to time are for promotional purposes only and do not represent the full product line McLube® offers for this particular material or application. Product availability, including container sizes, concentrations, and aerosols, will vary by country or region. Names of certain products may also vary slightly (prefix, suffix, etc.) depending on your location without affecting performance.

McLube® Marine

Our Marine Division is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance dry lubricants (SAILKOTE®) and low-friction hull coatings for professional sailors, Olympians, and boating enthusiasts alike. We provide reliable dry lubricants for everything that slides and environmentally-conscious hull coatings with unparalleled anti-friction characteristics. Our ONE DROP® Ball Bearing Conditioner is the only product Harken® recommends for everything that rolls. Team McLube® partnered with Harken® in 1998 to provide top-quality coatings and polishes to sailors around the world.

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