H&C® Concrete Stain Solid Color Water-based

H&C Concrete Stain Solid Color Water-Based (formerly known as Shield Plus Ultra) is a water-based stain that provides long-lasting, durable and a decorative finish to interior or exterior concrete and masonry surfaces.  H&C Concrete Stain Solid Color Water-based is highly resistant to pool chemicals. 

Where to Use

  1. Pool decks
  2. Patios/Walkways
  3. Interior floors (laundry rooms, basement floors)
  4. Stadium supports and parking garages
  5. Athletic courts
  6. Block and stucco walls
  7. Asphalt driveways and properly prepared concrete driveways
  8. CMU, split face and fluted block
  9. Precast, poured in place, and tilt-up concrete

Key Advantages

H&C Concrete Stain Solid Color Water-Based bonds to concrete and forms a tough shield so it doesn't fade, peel or flake like paint.  It is resistant to acids, ultraviolet rays, oil, gas and alkali while maintaining a decorative finish.  Available in a variety of ready-to-use and tintable colors, as well as a clear, this stain is ideal for high pH surfaces.  Fortified with silicone, this easy to apply solid color stain comes in various prepackaged and tintable colors!

Product Data Sheet

  1. Product Supplies

    1. Stiff broom
    2. Nylon/polyester brush
    3. Soft woven roller cover, 3/8" - 1/2" nap
    4. Roller frame
    5. Paint tray/liner
    6. Airless Sprayer

      Pressure: 1500 psi
      Tip: .013" - .017"  

      Conventional Sprayer

      Air Pressure: 30 - 50 psi
      Fluid Pressure: 15 - 20 psi

      Cap/Tip: 704/FX or equivalent

      High-Volume Low Pressure Sprayer Cap/Needle: Titan #3 or equivalent
  2. Product Preparation

    Due to a wide variety of substrates, preparation and application methods and environments, test the product in an inconspicuous spot for adhesion and compatibility prior to full scale application.  All surfaces must be clean, dry and free of grease, oil, paint, sealers, etc. 


    Newly poured concrete must cure for at least 45 days.  Concrete must be etched with H&C Concrete Etching Solution, follow label instructions. Surface should feel like 120-grit sandpaper, if not, then etch again.  Allow 24 hours to dry prior to staining. 


    Asphalt:  must be free of dirt, oil, grease, wax etc.  Scrub with H&C Cleaner Degreaser, following label instructions.  DO NOT ETCH ASPHALT. We do not recommend staining if asphalt has been freshly sealed. 


    Previously painted: all old, peeling or flaking paint must be removed.  Areas with firm adhesion must be clean and free of dirt, oil grease etc.  Clean with H&C Cleaner Degreaser, following label instructions.  Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.  The remaining paint/coating should be rough sanded in a circular motion to ensure adhesion of H&C Concrete Stain Solid Color Water-based.  Rinse away sanding dust.

  3. Product Application

    *Air and surface temperature should be between 50 and 90°F.  If the surface temperature exceeds 90°, spray a fine mist of water to reduce the temperature.  Rain should not fall for 24 hours after application. Apply H&C Concrete Stain Solid Color Water-Based to dry or even slightly damp surfaces.


    *Intermix all containers together to ensure color uniformity.


    For bare concrete, thin your first coat with one pint of water per gallon of stain.  You do not need to do this step for asphalt, previously painted or vertical surfaces. 


    Apply first coat evenly, working in one direction. Allow to dry at least 2 hours before applying the second coat.  Apply the second coat in the opposite direction to the first coat. Two coats are usually sufficient.  Consider using H&C Sharkgrip Slip-Resistant Additive to the final coat. 


    Dry to the touch: 30 minutes

    Light traffic and recoat time: 2 hours

    Heavy traffic/vehicular: 72-96 hours