is a proprietary blend of coloring compounds and solvents
that deeply penetrates concrete, overlays, self-levelers and cementitious
products, bringing the color into it.
produces vibrant, translucent colors and may be used in
conjunction with ChemTone Masonry Stain, HardBright Color Hardener
and DecoTop Overlays, enhancing and creating unique hues unattainable
through other methods. Variations and inconsistent color are expected,
as the penetration and tinting strength will vary from surface to
surface depending on porosity, age, smoothness, cleanliness and
general condition of the floor. Always test the surface for absorption
and color strength before the general application to ensure you
are satisfied with the color.
COLORS: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Brown, Black, Purple
and Orange. Other colors may be special ordered. You may also increase
the color selection by mixing and matching colors yourself.
CONCRETE: All Curing agents, sealers, coatings, oils, grease,
waxes or water repellants must be removed prior to application of
DecoTone concrete dye. Concrete should be tested for acceptance
of dye, surface must be penetrable by water to achieve desired effect.
If water beads on the surface, further cleaning sanding or grinding
may be necessary. Clean the floor with DecoClean concrete cleaner
and a buffing machine with a black pad, make sure the floor is thoroughly
rinsed and tested before applying dye
CONCRETE: New concrete must be cured for at least fourteen
days; NO LIQUID CURING AGENTS SHOULD BE USED IN SURFACES TO BE DYED.
HardBright Color Hardener may be applied when finishing the concrete
to achieve different effects and lighter, brighter colors. Clean
and prepare new concrete the same way as existing concrete. Laitance
and other minerals and impurities on the surface may impede the
penetration of DecoTone.
COVERAGE: Coverage will depend on surface condition,
application technique and dilution rate. The usual coverage at full
strength will yield between 100 to 300 square feet per gallon. Apply
sufficient coats to achieve the desired color. It is recommended
that DecoTone be reduced with Ethanol or other alcohols before application.
The color concentration is very high which may cause undesirable
effects when used straight. Start with a reducing rate of 2 parts
alcohol to one part DecoTone and work your way up or down until
you are satisfied with the results. Too much reduction may result
in less colorant on the concrete and decreased light fastness.
COMPLETE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET BEFORE APPLYING.
A representative area should always be coated prior to general application
to test for color, adhesion, performance and workmanship. The applicator
should be familiar and experienced with the use of DecoTone concrete
must be thoroughly prepared and dry before coating is applied. Mix
well before use and reduce as recommended. Pour mix into a solvent
resistant sprayer and apply at a rate of 200 to 300 square feet
per gallon always keeping a wet edge. DecoTone dries very quickly
so the application should be fast and controlled, dividing the work
area into sections will help achieve an even coat. Subsequent coats
may be applied within minutes and the “layering” method
is suggested. Apply one reduced coat over the entire area then add
2, 3 or more layers until the desired color is achieved. When doing
small detail work the dye may also be applied by airbrush.
over acid stain, the floor must be already cleaned and neutralized.
The strength of the dye is very high so it may completely overtake
the color of the acid stain, color hardener or overlay, if just
a slight change is needed you should reduce the dye ten to one with
alcohol, test the result and then work your way up or down the reduction
rates until the effect is achieved.
DECOTONE DYES may be sealed with any following sealers,
please read the technical data sheet and follow each individual
CLEAR: Solvent borne acrylic sealer, 30 % solids. Recommended
for exterior and interior application. Read safety precautions for
interior application. It provides medium hardness, good gloss and
chemical resistance. It should be protected with Final Coat floor
finish on interior applications.
MCU CLEAR SEALER is a 45% solids solvent borne, moisture
cure aliphatic polyurethane sealer. PolyBright MCU offers an excellent
combination of film hardness, superior abrasion and chemical resistance,
high gloss and durability. Recommended for commercial and residential
use where a hard, high gloss, non-yellowing clear finish is desired.
Read safety precautions for interior application.
SEALER: Water base, low odor, Ideal for interior commercial
or residential projects. This high wear resistance, water base VOC
compliant sealer provides a very hard, high gloss finish. Protect
with FINAL COAT floor finish for a long lasting, high shine and
easy to maintain surface. IMPORTANT: Epoxy sealers need very good
mechanical adhesion, therefore do not apply over smooth floors or
concrete that has been finished with a power troweled. The concrete
must be porous and have the texture of 120 grit sandpaper.
POLYURETHANE: Indoors and outdoors polyurethane sealer,
non-yellowing, VOC compliant, excellent abrasion resistance, hard
finish, low odor, water borne, ideal for interior commercial and
residential projects. Floor should be primed with DecoPoxy water
base Epoxy prior to PolyBright application to achieve desired depth
of color. Topcoat with Final Coat floor finish for a long lasting,
high shine, easy to maintain surface
Floors treated with DECOTONE concrete dye and sealed with the proper
sealer need only be washed with a warm soapy water solution. Interior
surfaces should be protected with Final Coat floor finish to ensure
a long lasting easy to maintain finish that complies with UL slip
resistance standards. Final Coat is a premium floor finish that
provides a protective shell over the coating. Read Decosup’s
Final Coat technical data sheet before application. A minimum of
5 coats is recommended for commercial work.
DECOTONE will not hide cracks, blemishes and or other construction
errors. The color produced by DECOTONE will vary from surface to
surface, and it is dependant on, concrete mix, water/cement ratio,
weather, application method, experience of installer, number of
coats applied and general condition of the concrete itself, such
as porosity, smoothness and cleanliness. There are some concrete
surfaces that will not accept DECOTONE, always test surface prior
DECOTONE is available in quarts, one gallon, five gallon and fifty-five
gallon containers. You may also order a sample kit from your nearest
DECOTONE should be handled with care. For more information
please see the DECOTONE MSDS.
READ COMPLETE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET BEFORE APPLICATION AND
USE. This is a flammable liquid. May cause skin, eye or
respiratory irritation during its application and use. Keep away
from flames or heaters, use in a well-ventilated area. Do not take
internally. Do not get into eyes, skin or clothes, wear a NIOSH
approved respirator, protective clothing and gloves. Keep away from
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