The Concrete Color Maintenance System, from Newlook Coatings and Stains, is a solid-color, water-based stain that penetrates the surface of porous concrete to stain it to almost any color desired. “It’s like integralcolored concrete, only more perfectly colored,” says Sonny Baird, a partner in Newlook.
The product, applied with just a bucket and an applicator, is specially designed to solve problems in concrete such as oil and/or rust stains; old and faded concrete; discolored concrete; matching new to old concrete and more. “It’s like mopping on water,” says Baird. “It goes right into the concrete and stains it.”
Unlike paint, the product has no mil. If you don’t like the color, you can change it at any time, and no matter how many times you recolor it, it will never build up a layer, Baird says. “Every time you do it, it makes it stronger.”
The Color Maintenance System is used only on porous concrete, such as patios, driveways, walkways and pool decks. It is not suitable for impermeable concrete, such as garage floors, unless the surface is profiled. Many colors are available, from bright reds, to blacks, to greens. Newlook will also create custom colors for specific projects.
Newlook’s Concrete Color Maintenance System will wear just like normal concrete. However, specially formulated sealers in the product assist in keeping the concrete clean. The product can be maintained with regular periodic cleaning, even with a pressure washer. The product is completely breathable, so the concrete will never build up hydrostatic pressure.
For more information, visit www.newlooksystems.com or call (408) 661-1699.