Colors penetrate the surface and never wear off. Will not grind off during resin-grinding stages of polished concrete. Coordinate with Ameripolish® Edge Tints for a seamless wall-to-wall floor solution. For indoor use only.
Dilution & Coverage
Mixing Classic Dye: Classic Dye concentrate can be diluted with ColorSolve™
Mix the contents within a 1-gallon bottle of Classic Dye concentrate with 1 gallon (3.8 L) ColorSolve™
Mix the contents within a 5-gallon bottle of Classic Dye concentrate with 5 gallons (18.9 L) ColorSolve™
Coverage varies depending on concrete mixture, porosity, and moisture content, and ambient conditions. Use test areas to determine the appropriate applications rate. As a starting point to determine coverage: 400 sf/gal (9.8 m2/L).
1. Grind up to 200-grit resin bond diamonds. (If not using a
200- grit step, grind up to 100-grit resins.)
2. Remove all dust and debris. If wet cleaning is performed, allow surfaces to dry.
3. Vacuum surface thoroughly.
4. Spray Ameripolish® Classic Dye to the lightly wet surface without creating puddles. Apply in a consistent, overlapping circular motion, holding the wand approximately 12-18 inches above the surface. Dye will absorb into concrete more quickly in some places than others. This is normal and does NOT indicate that extra dye is needed.
5. For Ameripolish® ColorSolve™ mixtures, immediately upon completion of the application, run clear Ameripolish® ColorSolve™ through the pump and wand, followed by clean water. This is recommended between color changes and prior to storing the sprayer between jobs.
6. Allow the surface to dry.
7. Spray Ameripolish® 3D HS in an overlapping motion. Avoid puddles. The product does not need vigorous scrubbing-in and will not form a gel. As the product is absorbed into the surface, apply the additional product as needed until the floor starts to reject the product. Over-application or puddles of excess material will lengthen drying time, and may produce white surface residue that must be removed immediately.
8. Clean equipment with fresh water before the product dries. Overspray on unprotected surfaces should be immediately washed off.
9. Allow the surface to dry.
10. Polish up to 400-grit resin bond diamonds.
11. Apply Classic Dye again for maximum color, using the same method as step 4.
12. Clean sprayer as in step 5.
13. Allow the surface to dry.
14. Remove dye residue with an auto-scrubber fitted with a white pad and water. Perform a white-rag test to assure that residue is removed. Wipe a dry white rag across the floor. A light tinge of residual color on the rag is acceptable, but any strong color indicates that excessive dye must still be removed. Residual dye left on the surface will load resin diamonds and may produce undesirable marks.
15. Polish with 800-grit resins, and 1500-grit or 3000-grit if desired.