Bomanite Colour Hardener is a dry-shake material for colouring and hardening concrete flatwork, and is specially formulated for use in the installation of Bomanite and Bomacron cast-in-place coloured, textured and imprinted concrete paving and flooring.
Bomanite Colour Hardener may also be utilised within the Bomanite Custom Polishing System specifically in reference to Belcoloure By Bomanite (See Bomanite Custom Polishing Guideline Specifications).
Bomanite Colour Hardener is a blend of three principal ingredients: mineral oxide pigments, cement and graded silica aggregates. Special conditioning admixtures are also included to improve workability.
Bomanite Colour Hardener is used in residential, commercial and municipal applications. Two grades of Colour Hardener are available:
Regular Grade: This grade is recommended for all applications except areas subject to exceptionally heavy pedestrian traffic or heavy road traffic in freeze areas. Appropriate areas include residential driveways, patios, pool decks, entryways, walkways, showroom floors, lobbies and medians.
Heavy Duty Grade: This grade includes specially graded Emery (aluminum oxide) to increase wear resistance. It is normally recommended for installations that are expected to receive exceptionally heavy wear, including vehicular entrances, theme parks, plazas, crosswalks, street sections and high-traffic sidewalks.
Bomanite Colour Hardener is the most effective colouring method to achieve your desired results in the installation of Bomanite and Bomacron.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• CONDITIONS SURFACE FOR IMPRINTING
• HARDENS SURFACE
• REDUCES POROSITY OF SURFACE
• STREAK FREE
• EXPANDED COLOUR PALETTE
• UV STABILITY
• INTENSE COLOUR
Dark colours 0.6 pound per sq. ft. minimum / 2.9 kg. per sq. m
Medium colours 0.7-0.8 pound per sq. ft. minimum / 3.4-3.9 kg. per sq. m
Light colours 0.9-1.0 pound per sq. ft. minimum / 4.4-4.9 kg. per sq. m
Moisture-Resistant Bag 60 pounds / 27.2 kilograms
25 standard colours – Refer to the Bomanite colour Hardener/Release Agent colour Chart for colour
selections and names. Custom colours available upon request (minimum 1,000 sq. ft.).
Shelf Life Approximately 1 year, if stored in dry conditions.
Resistance to UV Light Excellent
Resistance to Abrasion Excellent
Suggested Sealers Bomaseal I-18 or I-27 Bomanite HydroLock
Bomaseal VOC Bomanite Hydrocoat
All Bomanite/Bomacron installations should be regularly maintained by a licensed Bomanite
contractor in order to maintain a top quality appearance. Every 18 to 36 months, installations should
be inspected by your local Bomanite contractor and cleaned and resealed as required by volume and
intensity of traffic. Contact your local Bomanite contractor for the proper maintenance program in
your area, as the need for maintenance will vary depending on a number of factors including traffic
conditions, geographical location and weather.
Limitations May be used on vertical faces of step risers, curbs, etc., but not practical for use on large areas of
vertical surfaces. Do not use with concrete mixes containing calcium chloride.
Caution Contains Portland Cement and free silica. Do not take internally. Keep out of the reach of children.
See Material Safety Data Sheet for complete information.
This method can also be utilised for other specified coloured concrete applications including salt finishes, broom finishes and rotary finishes. A greater variety and intensity of colours are available by using this colouring method. colour hardener can be formulated to create a wide variety of hues from soft pastels to vivid blues and purples, which is difficult to achieve with other colouring methods. Bomanite colour Hardener also improves imprinting, while providing increased durability, wear resistance and fade resistance. Bomanite Colour Hardener is applied by specially licensed, trained and equipped Bomanite licensees.