Colorfull Color Hardener
Colorfull Color Hardener puts color control and consistency in your hands. Colors unattainable in integral use have virtually no limitations using a color hardener. Integral color can vary with changes in cement, water content and weather conditions. Color hardener is a consistent source and helps eliminate color variations while expanding your color choices. Colorfull Color Hardener is a blend of cements, other mineral binders, carefully graded silica sands, non-fading synthetic iron oxide pigments and dispersing agents. It forms a tough, durable surface ideal for stamping or brooming. Colorfull Color Hardener can also be used to "flash" or intermittently color portions of concrete to add depth and versatility to concrete that is to be stamped.
Apply Colorfull Color Hardener after the concrete has been placed, screeded, floated and the concrete substrate has reached the point where no excess bleed water shows at the surface but is still plastic. It is applied by the dry-shake or broadcast methods. As a complete coloring system, two thirds of the material is spread on the surface in a uniform manner. The concrete is then floated (troweled). The remaining material is then applied paying close attention to areas of uneven or weak color tones; another floating is then performed. A small quantity of material should be withheld from the second shake for touching up, if necessary, non-uniform or weak-toned areas. The concrete is then finished to the specified texture. This material is ideal for use with powdered or liquid stamp releases when an imprinted pattern finish is required.
Colorfull Color Hardener is only suitable for use on freshly poured, plastic concrete surfaces.
Colorfull Color Hardener requires ½ to ¾ of a pound per square foot. Depending upon the color, 50 pounds of material will cover approximately 80-100 square feet. Lighter pastel colors generally will require about 50 pounds for every 70 square feet. Timing plays an important role in the amount of material required. If the material is applied too soon, the color will be absorbed into the surface substrate thus taking more material to color the surface. If applied too late, color will not adhere to the surface. Over troweling can work the color below the surface causing the gray of the cement to show through.
Keep out of reach of children. When working with this product all personnel must wear OSHA-NIOSH approved masks. Prolonged, unprotected exposure may cause serious lung damage. Do not take internally. Avoid inhalation and contact with skin or eyes. Wear rubber gloves and aprons to protect skin and safety goggles for eyes. See MSDS for further instructions. Wash hands prior to eating or smoking. Wash clothes after use of product.
This product is intended for use only by licensed contractors, experienced and trained in the use of this material. Since no control of its selection or application is made no guarantee is expressed or implied regarding its use. Admixture's only liability shall be the replacement of any product proven to be defective.