Color Additive Booster™
Liquid Pigment Concentrate
The Color Additive Booster is also available in each of the same standard Translucent Color Enhancer colors on the Color Chart.
Contains concentrated pigment and allows customized tinting of the Translucent Enhancer concrete stain, as well as overlayments, epoxies and other sealers. Simply add some or all of a Color Additive Booster to the same color of the Translucent Color Enhancer for a more intense concentration of color hue.
Available in a 2 oz., 4 oz., 16 oz., 32 oz., or 1 gallon container. Use the 2 oz. container when "boosting" an Enhancer. Contact your local NewLook Representative for more information. Read the respective Technical Information Sheet.
Booster Uses & Applications
Darkens Translucent Color Enhancer tint/hue
Tints epoxies & other sealers
Integral colorant for overlays, microtoppings and countertop mix
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to seal the Enhancers?
Q: Really? All of Enhancers?
A: [sigh] Again, yes.
Q: How do I apply the Enhancers?
A: With virtually any tool you want. It just depends on the desired effect. Typically, a garden pump sprayer or the NewLook Applicator Brush is used to antique stamped concrete.
Q: How do I create a faux finish with the Enhancers?
A: Faux finishing is a skill that is developed with practice. Fortunately, NewLook's non-reactive stains give you greater color control, which allows you to duplicate the effects of acid stain, marble or any other design. For best results use an HVLP or airless sprayer to mist on the Enhancers. However, SmartColor concrete stain is generally used to faux finish. Download our video tutorials for more information.
Q: Are NewLook's Concrete Color Stains permanent?
A: Seriously? C'mon, nothing you put on concrete is absolutely permanent. Sealers, stained concrete, micro-toppings --- they all need to be maintained. Even concrete itself breaks down over time and needs to be cleaned or even replaced! After all, you wouldn't buy a brand new car and never wash it, right? Likewise, decorative concrete stain surfaces must also be maintained because of wear and tear. However, NewLook's Translucent Enhancer has a compelling value proposition; it's an integral part of a comprehensive system of decorative concrete maintenance solutions that allow you to maintain the image of your concrete. Sealing NewLook concrete stains with SmartSeal will indeed extend the life of the Translucent Color Enhancer.
*Coverage rates will vary and are based on surface porosity, concrete texture, temperature, and method of application. Use a NewLook Applicator Brush to apply Solid Color Stain, Clear 32, Concrete Sealer, Eco Acid, Concrete Degreaser, and Concrete Cleaner. The Translucent Color Enhancer can be applied with virtually any tool, including the NewLook Applicator Brush. Contact your local supplier for product pricing and availability.
Give your worn, stamped concrete a two-toned, antiqued finish with the Translucent Color Enhancer™, a premium water based and translucent (non-solid) decorative concrete color stain designed to refresh and revitalize worn concrete surfaces.
The Translucent Color Enhancer is NOT a paint. It is a polymer-modified, water-based, non-reactive, non-acrylic, penetrating and breathable concrete color stain. It is used to tint refresh exposed aggregate, or enhance areas of relief, texture or stamped concrete surfaces to create an antiqued look.
It is also used to create a faux finish by blending and layering multiple Translucent Color Enhancer colors. MUST BE SEALED. For additional images and stamped concrete stain ideas, visit the Photo Gallery.
Caution: When antiquing stamped concrete with a two-toned finish, be sure to use a darker Translucent Color Enhancer over a lighter base color. This will help to ensure sufficient color contrast.
Uses & Applications
- Restore, enhance and revitalize exposed aggregate
- Antique stamped concrete with a two-toned, old world finish
- Faux finish over the ORIGINAL Solid Color Stain
- Touch up and fix failed concrete stain jobs
- Enhance stone, brick, stucco and other porous surfaces
Benefits, Features & More Benefits
- Translucent finish allows (solid) base color or intended discolorations to show through
- Easy to mix 3-part concrete stain formula
- Polymer-modified water based stain formula has no VOCs
- Non-reactive, reliable formula can be easily duplicated; you can bet on the color!
- Use to touch up or fix decorative concrete stain mistakes
Coverage & Packaging
The Enhancer concrete stain is packaged in a easy-to mix 3-part kit and is available in the same colors as The ORIGINAL Solid Color Stain. When ordering from your distributor, reference color name, quantity and size:
- X-large (32 oz.) kit covers approx. 600-1200 sq ft*
- Large (16 oz.) kit covers approx. 300-600 sq ft (28-56 sq meters)*
- Small (4 oz.) kit covers approx. 75-150 sq ft (7-14 sq meters)*
- Sample (2 oz.) kit covers approx. 45 sq ft (3.5-7 sq. meters)*
Downloads & Quick Links
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(Orders fulfilled by Distributors)
"Sure, Mrs. Johnson, that's new
exposed aggregate." (wink, wink)
"I use the Enhancer on all my new stamp jobs. Sometimes I start with the Solid Stain. Sometimes I don't. Either way, it's easy and does a great job of creating a beautiful finish."
-- J. Clemp; Houston, TX
"I always keep a few kits of Enhancer [and sealer] in my truck for my concrete stain jobs. It's really durable and looks great... And it's easy; just spray and go!"
-- H. Winderman; St. George, UT
"I use the Booster all the time to color my overlays. It's [very] consistent, which is nice when you consider how many colors NewLook has."
-- T. Olson; Albuquerque, NM
"A little of this goes a long way sometimes. It really does give the Enhancer a kick!"
-- G. Woodruff; Phoenix, AZ
(Orders fulfilled by Distributors)
Concrete Surface Preparation
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