Super Color Stain

Colorfast, durable stain for concrete block, stucco, vertical, and horizontal concrete surfaces. Enhances natural appearance and adds protection from elements.

Where to use:

Enhance appearance and protect concrete, CMU, stucco, brick, and as a washable finish for Elastideck.

How to apply:

Roller, spray, or brush applied, water-based opaque acrylic stain. Additional Information

Performance Characteristics

  • Water repellent 2 coat application passes ASTM E514.
  • Breathability Water vapor permeable. Suitable for on-grade applications.
  • Alkaline stable Formulated for highly alkaline substrates.
  • Durable UV stable. Mildew resistant.
  • Colorfast Premium quality, exterior grade pigments minimize fading.
  • Extensive color spectrum 38 standard colors and custom matching.
  • Low maintenance Excellent dirt and stain resistance.

Surface Preparation

  • Remove loose and deteriorated material, laitance, dirt, dust, oil and any surface contaminants that will inhibit proper adhesion.
  • Prepare surface to be sandpaper-like texture (CSP 3) by mechanical abrasion or water blasting. Refer to ICRI Surface Preparation Guide 03732 for information about Concrete Surface Profile (CSP).
  • Surface must be dry and frost free.
  • Repair large voids and damaged areas with Conpro Set.
  • For cracks greater than 1/16 inch rout and caulk with a urethane sealant. Refer to SWRI Sealants – The Professionals’ Guide.

Priming

  • Priming is not necessary under normal circumstances.

Mixing

  • Stir or mechanically mix using a low speed drill (400 – 600) until homogenous.
  • Mix pails from different batches when an entire surface is visible.

Application

  • Apply a test sample to determine adhesion. Test using ASTM D335 cross-hatch adhesion test.
  • Substrate temperature must be above 45°F.
  • Ambient temperature must be above 45°F for the entire curing period.
  • For roller applications use a 3/8 – 1/2 inch synthetic nap roller depending on texture of substrate.
  • For spray applications use an airless sprayer with a 0.019 – 0.021 tip.
  • Work to pre-determined break points in the structure.
  • Maintain a wet edge.
  • A second coat may be applied when the first is dry-to-touch.
For horizontal applications
  • First apply Elastideck to the substrate. Next, apply Super Color Stain in the same color to provide a durable pedestrian wear surface. Refer to Elastideck data bulletin for more information.

Curing

  • Protect from moisture for 24 hours.

Clean Up

  • Clean tools and equipment with water immediately after use. Clean adjacent areas with water before material dries.

Coverage/Yield

  • 250 ft.²/gal. @ 6 mils wet.
  • 150 ft.²/gal. @ 6 mils wet for split block or rough surfaces.

Product Handling

Packaging
  • 5 gallon containers.
Shelf Life
  • 18 months in unopened containers.
Storage
  • Protect from freezing.
  • Transport and store in cool, clean, dry conditions in unopened containers.
  • High temperature will reduce shelf life.

Limitations

  • A light color stain may not completely hide a dark substrate, even with 2 coats.
  • Do not apply if precipitation is forecast within 24 hours of application.
  • Do not apply in strong winds.
  • Do not apply to frozen surfaces.
  • Do not apply if temperature of substrate is below 45°F.
  • Do not apply if ambient temperature is below 45°F.

Health and Safety

  • Product is slightly alkaline.
  • Do not ingest.
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
  • Avoid breathing vapors.
  • Refer to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for additional information.

First Aid

  • In case of skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
  • For eye contact, flush immediately with a high volume of water for at least 15 minutes and contact a medical professional.
  • For respiratory problems, remove person to fresh air.
  • If respiratory difficulty persists, contact a medical professional.

Disposal

  • Dispose of material in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Technical Data
  • Data Bulletin
  • CSI Spec
  • Competition
  • Curing
  • Pump & Spray
  • FAQs
  • Safety Data Sheet
  • Color Card
  • Coating Selector

Physical state and appearance

 

Liquid emulsion – thin – paint-like

Base

 

Aqueous

Polymer

 

100% Acrylic

pH

 

8.7

Percent solids by weight

 

35%

Percent solids by volume

 

31%

Viscosity

ASTM D562

81 KU – paint paddle

Volatile organic content – VOC

ASTM D3960

Less than 0.32 lbs./gal. – 38 gms./liter

Density of liquid coatings

ASTM D1475

9.64 lbs./gal.

Drying time

 

2 hours @ 65°F – dry to touch

Water vapor transmission

ASTM D1653 wet cup

12 perms – 1 coat @ 5 mils.

Fungus resistance

Fed. Spec. TT-P-19D

Pass – no growth

Accelerated weathering – QUV

ASTM G154

2000 hours –

UV-B cycled with condensation – no effect

Resistance to chemicals

ASTM C1308

Dried ketchup/Dried coffee/Dried soda – excellent

Gas/Motor oil - excellent

Wind driven rain

Fed. Spec TT-C-555B

No leakage @ 62 mph – 2 coats

Water penetration and leakage

ASTM E514

100% reduction – 2 coats

Resistance to abrasion – tabor

ASTM C1353

250 cycles – 2.8% loss – H22 wheel with 500 gms.

Freeze/thaw stability

ASTM C932

Pass

Heat stability

ASTM C932

Pass – 2 weeks @ 120°F

Dirt pick-up

ASTM D3719

Excellent

Mud cracking @ 15 mils.

 

None

FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY
Conproco warrants this product for one year from the date of manufacture to be free from manufacturing defects and to meet the technical properties on the current technical data sheet if used as directed within shelf life. User determines suitability of product for use and assumes all risks. Buyer's sole remedy shall be limited to the purchase price or replacement of product, exclusive of labor or cost of labor. January 8, 2016.

NO OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED SHALL APPLY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CONPROCO CORP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UPON ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Vertical

Conproco
Sika
BASF
Sto
Tamms
Keim
Sikagard 670W
Sika Color
Parkcoat
Super Colorcoat
Sealcoat
Thorocoat 200
Thorosheen
Thoro 35
Concrete Coating
232 and 230
Maxicryl 201
Tammosheen
Tammscoat
None
Elastocolor 550W
Thorolastic
Thorogard
Colorflex
Flexcoat
Stolastic 211
Stolastic 212
Tammolastic
None
None
None
None
None
Soldalit TDS
None
None
None
None
Soldalit TDS
None
None
None
None
Soldali-Dilution
Skiaguard 740W
Master Protect H107
None
Baracade 40/100
None
None
None
None
Aquastain T-96
None

Horizontal

Conproco
Sika
BASF
Sto
Tamms
Keim
None
None
Texture Coat 510
None
None
None
None
None
Aquastain T-96
None

Cementitous Products

Product
Minimum Temperature
Minimum to 55° F
55°F – 70° F
70° F and above
Minimum Time to Coat
ISR CM
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
ISR VO
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
ISR AG
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro Set
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Quick Shot
40°
8 Hours
2 Hours
1 Hour
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Forment (remove forms)
40°
72 Hours
48 Hours
24 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Gun Shot LPS
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Injection Grout (remove clay)
40°
24 Hours
24 Hours
24 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
One Shot
40°
24 Hours
12 Hours
6 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Matrix
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Matrix TR
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Repoint
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Plastermix
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Structural Skin
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro One Coat
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Conpro Stucco
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Foundation Coat
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature
Super Seal
40°
12 Hours
4 Hours
2 Hours
3 to 5 days depending on temperature

Liquid Products

Product
Minimum Temperature
Minimum to 55° F
55°F – 70° F
70° F and above
Minimum Time to Coat
Conpro Start
40°
18 Hours
12 Hours
6 Hours
Refer to temperature
ECB
40°
8 Hours
1 Hour
30 Minutes
Dry to touch
Primer
40°
8 Hours
1 Hour
30 Minutes
Color change to orange
Shield MX
40°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
M3P & M3P-X
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
M3P Overcoat
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Conpro Lastic
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Color Coat
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Super Color Stain
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Elastideck
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Terra Color
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch
Terracotta Finish
45°
24 Hours
18 Hours
12 Hours
Dry to touch

Paint can change the color of a substrate.  Stains cannot. Concrete, CMU and stucco have natural color variations.  The use of a stain specifically formulated for masonry surfaces can blend the color differences of the substrate resulting in a more uniform appearance.      

Super Color Stain is a high solids, penetrating acrylic stain that can be applied to both vertical and horizontal surfaces.  Super Color Stain can also be applied to Elastideck to freshen the appearance after years of wear.             

Super Color Stain is available in 34 standard colors.  Custom color matching is not practical because stains are translucent and the substrate influences final color.

How to use this chart

Choose the 3 or 4 most important characteristics from the Performance Criteria. Determine which product is best suited to the specific application by adding the value numbers for each product and comparing the totals.

5 = Best Available; 4 = Excellent; 3 = Above average; 2 = satisfactory; 1 = Not a characteristic of the product.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA – VERTICAL APPLICATIONS

 
M3P 
M3P Overcoat
Conpro Lastic
Color Coat
SuperColor Stain
Terra Color
Breathable/Vapor transmission
5
5
3
3
4
3
Flexible
1
1
5
2
2
2
Weather and Water Protection
4
4
5
3
3
3
Long-Term Durability
5
4
4
3
3
3
Carbonation Mitigation
5
5
5
3
2
3
Fade Resistance
5
5
4
4
4
4
Crack Bridging
1
1
5
1
1
1
Dirt Pick-up
5
5
3
4
5
4
Stain Resistance
5
5
3
4
5
4
Abrasion Resistance
2
2
4
4
4
4
Fugus and Mildew Resistance
5
5
4
4
4
4
Maintenance Requirement
5
5
4
3
4
3
Opacity / Hiding Power
2
4
5
4
3
4

M3P: An inorganic mineral silicate based paint that provides long-term protection and water repellency without changing the natural appearance of the substrate.
Best Suited: Protection from water and carbonation for structures that are difficult to maintain or impractical to recoat in the future. Provides a natural “not painted” appearance. Use when the object is to blend the color of the substrate to be more uniform

M3P Overcoat: Highly breathable hybrid mineral silicate/acrylic coating for application over painted or unpainted surfaces providing a natural non-gloss finish.
Best Suited: Previously painted substrates, particularly silicone and elastomeric coatings which after multiple application reduce vapor transmission to low levels. On unpainted surfaces to preserve natural appearance while hiding significant color variations in the substrate.

Conpro Lastic: An elastomeric waterproof breathable membrane for vertical exterior surfaces.
Best Suited: Structures that require a membrane waterproofing treatment because of cracks, mortar joints, porosity and other physical characteristics that allow water, carbonation and other contaminants into the substrate.

Color Coat: A water-based acrylic coating for concrete and masonry substrates.
Best Suited: Ideal for weather protection of concrete and stucco. High vapor transmission makes this coating well suited for nosing and underside of balconies. Good performance to cost ratio.

Super Color Stain: A penetrating opaque water-based stain that provides uniform color to concrete and masonry.
Best Suited: Horizontal and vertical surfaces that require water repellency as well as uniform color.

TerraColor: Formulated to match colored glaze finishes.
Best Suited: Repairing and restoring terracotta and brick.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA – HORIZONTAL APPLICATIONS

 
Elastideck
SuperColor Stain
Breathable/Vapor transmission
4
4
Flexible
5
2
Weather and Water Protection
5
3
Long-Term Durability
3
3
Carbonation Mitigation
5
2
Fade Resistance
4
4
Crack Bridging
5
1
Dirt Pick-up
2
5
Stain Resistance
2
5
Abrasion Resistance
4
4
Fugus and Mildew Resistance
4
4
Maintenance Requirement
4
4
Opacity / Hiding Power
5
3

Elastideck: A flexible, breathable waterproof membrane for horizontal surfaces.
Best Suited: Balconies, walkways and slab -on-grade surfaces. Excellent for pedestrian and light vehicular traffic.

Super Color Stain: A penetrating opaque water-based stain that provides uniform color to concrete and masonry.
Best Suited: Apply to Elastideck in the same color to provide resistance to dirt pick up and staining.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN CHOOSING A COLOR AND COATING

The actual color of the coating and stain may vary from the color samples in this card.
Always order a wet sample to be applied to the intended substrate. Allow to cure for a minimum of 24 hours before evaluating.
Stains are generally used in a color similar to the substrate and tend to be more natural looking compared to paints.
Paints are generally used to change the color of the substrate.
Elastomeric coatings are used to waterproof substrates that have movement (cracking or when carbonation is a concern).
The curing rate will affect the final color of Conpro Stucco. Substrate absorption, temperature, wind, moisture and the changing angle of the sun or obstructions that block the sun while curing will contribute to color variation of cementitious coating.
Always apply a sample of the material to the structure to determine actual coverage and the degree of adhesion (ASTM D3359). Allow one week curing before conducting adhesion test.
Plastermix applied to concrete prior to a coating will dramatically improve the overall appearance by creating a uniform, bug-hole free surface.

Untreated CMU surface

Color Coat on CMU

One Coat

Two Coats

M3P Overcoat on CMU

One Coat

Two Coats

M3P on CMU

One Coat

Two Coats

Super Color Stain on CMU

One Coat

Two Coats

Conpro Lastic on CMU

Two Coats

Projects Showcase

Hershey Country Club Pool

Project History

In 1903, chocolate magnate Milton Hershey began building a model community for his workers around his new factory. In 1930, he decided workers needed a place to play golf, and the Hershey Country Club was formed. This club has hosted numerous PGA and LPGA events. A heated swimming pool and an outdoor lounge offers family members a place to unwind while golfers roam the links. The integrally colored, patterned concrete around the swimming pool had faded badly and needed to be recoated. Several manufacturers’ products were sampled, but Super Color Stain HR was chosen for its penetration, UV stability and stain resistance. Houck used a hydro-demolition machine to remove a uniform amount of the cement paste and provide an open profile. They also appreciated that the product did not require the addition of acetone at the jobsite, saving time under a tight deadline. Two coats were applied, protecting against pool splash and wear, while maintaining excellent water vapor transmission.

 

Walt Snyder Stadium

Project History

The entire Walt Snyder Stadium grandstand structure is composed of precast concrete. The project’s budget focused on filling bugholes for a specific square footage and taking proactive measures to extend the life of the structure. Plastermix was used on the stair risers at eye level to provide a very uniform texture for the most visible areas. D & A Masonry addressed bugholes on the higher level risers by using a hopper sprayer to apply Elastideck, a cementitious membrane, and then driving the Elastideck into the bugholes with drywall knives. This technique provided a very smooth surface. Elastideck was also used on the stair treads, and to mask the cold joints which were left visible after a previous phase. Super Color Stain, a water based acrylic coating, was used over the Elastideck to provide dirt and stain resistance. Both products are breathable and provide waterproofing to protect the underlying concrete. Color Coat acrylic coating was used on the undersides of the bleachers, the press box and utility shed to provide preventative waterproofing.

 

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