TerraColor

Repairing terracotta includes matching the glaze with a highly permeable finish. Terracotta is found on many historic structures.

Where to use:

To create colored glaze finishes for brick and terracotta repair.

How to apply:

Brush applied. Additional Information

Performance Characteristics

  • Used to create the base color or faux finish of repair area.
Weather resistant
  • Long-term protection.
  • Two-coat application passes ASTM E514 for wind driven rain.
Breathability
  • Water vapor permeable.
Durable
  • UV stable. Mildew resistant.
Colorfast
  • Premium quality, exterior grade pigments minimize fading.
Extensive color spectrum
  • 38 standard colors and custom matching.

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 medium water blasting. Refer to ICRI Surface Preparation Guide 03732 for information about Concrete Surface Profile (CSP).
  • Surface must be dry and frost free.
  • Small voids, air pockets, static cracks up to 1/16 inch and irregularities should be filled with Matrix TR.
  • Repair larger voids and damaged areas with Matrix or MIMIC.
  • Repair hairline to 3/4 inch cracks with Conproco Injection Grout (do not fill cavities). Available in 8 standard colors

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 D3359 cross-hatch adhesion procedure.
  • Substrate temperature must be above 45°F.
  • Ambient temperature must be above 45°F for the entire curing period.
  • Brush apply a uniform 8 mils. wet thickness.
  • Maintain a wet edge.
  • Apply a second coat when the first is dry-to-touch.
  • Apply Terracotta Finish (available in gloss or matte) over cured Terra-Color to achieve depth seen in most terracotta glazes or to recreate fire skin on brick.

Curing

  • Protect from moisture for 24 hours.

Clean Up

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

Coverage/Yield

  • 200 ft.²/gal. @ 8 mils. wet.

Product Handling

Packaging
  • 1 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

  • 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.
  • Do not apply in areas susceptible to ponding water.

Health and Safety

  • Product is 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
  • FAQs
  • Safety Data Sheet
  • Color Card
  • Coating Selector

Physical state and appearance

 

Paint-like liquid

Base

 

Aqueous

Polymer

 

100% acrylic

pH

 

9.0 – 9.5

Percent solids by weight

 

54%

Viscosity

ASTM D562

90 KU – paint paddle

Density of liquid coatings

ASTM D1475

8.4 lbs./gal.

Water vapor transmission

ASTM D1653 wet cup

10 perms

Water penetration and leakage

ASTM E514

100% reduction

Accelerated weathering – QUV

ASTM G154

10,000 hours –

UV-B cycled with condensation – no effect

Hiding power of coating

ASTM D2805

Excellent – minimum thickness is 8 mils. WFT

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.

Conproco
Cathedral Stone
Edison Coatings
US Heritage
Keim
Matrix
Jahn M70
Custom System-45
HL-60 or HS-60
Restauro Giess or Fuge
Matrix VE
none
none
none
none
Matrix Superfine
Jahn M100 & M120
none
TB-15
none
Matrix TR
none
Thin-Fill 55
none
Restauro-Top
ISR CM
Jahn M90
none
none
none
Repoint
Jahn M110
Lime Mortar
HRM Type – N only or Lime Mortar or Putty
none
Repoint VE
none
none
none
none
Injection Grout
Jahn M30/40
Pump X-53
IG-10
Concretal Fine Filler
Terra Color
CSP Mineral Silicate
Aquathane-UA210
none
Soldalit
Terracotta Finish
CSP Terra Cotta Glaze
none
none
none
M3P
Minersal Silicate Coating
none
none
Keim Granital
M3P-X
Fixative
none
none
Fixative
M3P Overcoat
none
none
none
Soldalit TDS

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 2C
45°
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

Architectural Terracotta consists of a fired clay bisque and a glaze.  The glaze protects the bisque and gives terracotta it's unique look.  When the glaze is damaged it must be repaired to protect the bisque. TerraColor is a hybrid mineral silicate/acrylic coating that protects the bisque and replicates the look of the glaze.  Whether the glaze repair is a single color or a faux finish, TerraColor simplifies glaze repairs.   

Terracotta Finish is the next step when a matte or glossy finish is required.

Available in 38 standard colors, as well as custom formulations, to match all terracotta and glazed masonry units.  TerraColor is conveniently packaged in 1 gallon pails for easy use onsite.

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

Burton School

Project History

The Burton School was opened in 1926. Henry H. Turner, the preferred architect for the Grand Rapids School District in the 1920s and 1930s, designed it; and it was the first public school costing one million dollars to build. Matrix was chosen because color matching can be done on-site by trained applicators, eliminating sample lead times, cutting job start-up time, and any over-ordering of material. Primex, M3P and Terracotta Finish were used with the knowledge that they are fully compatible and work beautifully with the Matrix repair system. Because this was a LEED project, M3P was a great paint solution because it is a water-based, low VOC coating.

Architect

Progressive AE,
Grand Rapids, MI

Preservation Architect
Architecture
+ Design,
Battle Creek, MI

Contractor
Building
Restoration, Inc.,
Kalamazoo, MI

Distributor
Sto-Ex,
Grand Rapids, MI

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