Bomanite Chemical Stain

TECHNICAL BULLETIN:

Bomanite Chemical Stains are water and acid solutions of metallic salts formulated to “color etch” new or existing concrete surfaces. These penetrating solutions react with cements to form permanent, insoluble precipitants of varying colors. Bomanite Chemical Stains are intended for use on horizontal concrete and other masonry mediums. Rather than a single finish, as a color hardened surface provides, Bomanite Chemical Stains produce a mottling of color tones that are directly affected by the substrate. Variations and inconsistencies in color are expected and are usually the reason for using this coloring technique. On new projects, concrete may also be colored using Bomanite Color Hardener or Bomanite Integral Color, which will further expand the Bomanite Chemical Stain palette.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • WIDE COLOR SELECTION
  • PERMANENT COLORING METHOD
  • WILL NOT CHIP, CRACK, FADE OR PEEL
  • UNIQUE COLOR HIGHLIGHTING
  • IMPROVES AESTHETIC APPEARANCE OF NEW OR EXISTING SURFACES
  • REDUCES GLARE

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Colors:

8 standard colors – Refer to the Bomanite Chemical Stain Color Chart

Coverage Rates:

  • 200 to 400 square feet per gallon per coat.
  • Coverage rates vary depending on the type of finish and age of concrete.

Packaging:

Available in 1 gallon, 5 gallon and 55 gallon containers
Allow one week for 55 gallon units.

Shelf Life:

Approximately one year. Keep at a 40 degree Fahrenheit minimum.

Suggested Sealers:

  • Bomaseal I-18
  • Bomaseal VOC
  • Bomanite Aquaseal
  • Bomanite Hydroseal
  • Bomanite Interior Floor Seal

Maintenance:

All installations should be professionally cleaned and resealed periodically by your local Bomanite contractor in order to maintain a top quality appearance. In general, expect the need for professional maintenance to occur every 12-24 months. This will vary depending on a number of factors including volume and intensity of traffic, UV exposure, geographical location and weather conditions. For instance, interior applications will require a different maintenance program than exterior products. Residential applications typically require less professional cleaning and maintenance than commercial and municipal projects.

Limitations:

Bomanite Chemical Stains will produce a wide range of finished colors depending on many factors including, but not limited to, finishing techniques, mix designs, curing practices, age and condition of concrete in existing slabs, base color and surface porosity. There is an element of uncertainty and unpredictability inherent in the use and final appearance of chemical stains. Therefore it is strongly recommended that samples be created, viewed and approved using construction techniques and materials identical to those that will be used in the actual construction of the project. This sampling process must be completed prior to specifying the final color and appearance.

Cautions:

Keep out of the reach of children. For commercial use only. Do not take internally. See Material Safety Data Sheets for complete information.

AVAILABLE SALES AIDS:

  • Bomanite Chemical Stain Color Chart
  • Bomanite Chemical Stain Color Chips
  • Bomanite Chemical Stain Display Board
  • Patène Artectura Brochure (Bulletin 100)
  • Patène Artectura Specification Sheet (Bulletin 100S)
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Bay Area Concretes has a 52-year long history of residential installations and welcomes homeowner inquiries.

Due to the volume of requests for estimates, Bay Area Concretes charges an estimation service fee of $450 for residential estimates that are not conducted through a licensed general contractor or architect. The estimation service includes a site visit from one of our professional estimators who will provide an on-site inspection and a consultation with the homeowner to discuss all options and answer any questions related to the project. The estimator will then provide, within 48 hours, a written proposal detailing the scope of work and cost for Bay Area Concretes to perform the work. Should Bay Area Concretes be awarded the project, the $450 estimation fee will be refunded after the final invoice is paid.