- Water based stains for concrete. LITHOCHROME Tintura is a high-performance, self-priming, low-odor reactive polymer stain for coloring concrete surfaces. It is designed for use as a primer/basecoat beneath clear solvent or waterborne acrylic, urethane or epoxy sealers. Tintura is VOC compliant in all jurisdictions of the United States.
- LITHOCHROME Tintura can be applied by brush, roller, sponge, or spray equipment. It can be applied lightly to gently tone surfaces, spot sprayed, sponged, or layered to develop variegated artistic effects. It can be applied at lower coverage rates to develop rich, opaque colors. It is ideal for use on older slabs to mimic the look of acid stain
- Uses include: Interior concrete, Exterior concrete, Concrete Countertops, Concrete furniture, Vertical concrete, or any other Cementitious surfaces. Ideal staining solution for areas that must be quickly returned to service. Works great to color patches on previously colored or acid stained floors
- LITHOCHROME Tintura is not designed as a stand-alone floor finish. After application Tintura must be sealed with a Protective Coating/Sealer (for floors) or a specialized sealers for concrete countertops.
- LITHOCHROME Tintura Stain is a low VOC, environmentally friendly stain that includes vivid reds, yellows, blues, pastel pinks and beigeWater s and even grays.
- The waterborne stain penetrates and bonds with porous concrete or cementitious toppings for permanent, nonfading, predictable colors.
- When finished with a concrete sealer, it is durable enough for interior floors, walls, columns and other decorative features.
- Tintura is formulated specifically to stain concrete or cementitious toppings. Unlike coatings or paints which often delaminate when used on concrete, Tintura chemically bonds with cured concrete that is uncolored, color hardened, or integrally colored. It is also compatible for use with cementitious overlay toppings.
- Either a translucent or an opaque appearance can be achieved with this proprietary system. Up to three coats may be applied to increase color intensity. The final installed appearance will be unique depending on the color consistency, condition and porosity of the substrate and the cement and aggregates used.
- Pint: 125-150 sq. ft. per coat. Maximum: 3 Coats.
- ie: One Pint doing the maximum 3 coats will cover 40-50 sq. ft.
- Gallon: 1000-1200 sq. ft. per coat. Maximum: 3 Coats.
- ie: One Gallon doing the maximum 3 coats will cover 330-400 sq. ft.
- LITHOCHROME Tintura Stain must be applied full strength without thinning.
- The coverage will vary depending on the method of application, the porosity and texture of the surface, and the appearance desired.
- One, two, or three coats may be required to produce the desired color effect and intensity on colored or uncolored concrete and cementitious toppings.
- Packaging: Available by Pint (premixed), or Gallon (2 separate containers: 1-Gallon of uncolored Base, and a premeasured Tint Cup of the selected coloring agent).
- Tintura stains usually take 1-2 days to make ready for shipping, once an order is placed.
- Tintura Stain Color Chart
- Tintura Stain Contractor Sheet PDF
- Tintura Stain Technical Data Sheet
- Tintura Stain MSDS (part A) MSDS (part B)
- IMPORTANT: See the Tintura Stain TDS for complete Application Instructions.
- Build color by applying 1, 2, or 3 thin coats.
- May be applied by other means for artwork and graphics not subjected to abrasion.
- Water clean-up.
- Do not allow to freeze.
Examples shown represent three coats of LITHOCHROME Tintura water-based stain applied over uncolored, medium gray concrete, and then sealed. The concrete color effects produced may differ significantly from that shown on the color chart. A representative test section should be prepared for each individual concrete surface prior to general application. Concrete colors shown above are approximate, due to shade variations associated with individual color monitors and printers. We strongly recommend that a test piece be poured and approved prior to starting the job. Test pieces should be poured replicating jobsite conditions.