Lythic Day1 is a colloidal silica-based compound that acts as a trowling aid, curing agent, and a substituted for a membrane-forming curing compound. It is shipped as a concentrate and diluted with water at a 4:1 ratio to make a working solution with a coverage of approximately 1000sf/gal. The solution is spray-applied to freshly laid concrete before it is worked by the power-trowel. Lythic Day1 reacted with the calcium hydroxide in the concrete to form additional CSH, becoming a permanent part of the slab surface. It does not form a film or membrane and reduces drag, increasing the speed of the power-trowel.