Create beautiful, long-lasting dyed concrete floors with Ameripolish SureLockDyes!
Ameripolish SureLock Dyes are concentrated formulas infused with UV inhibitors and penetrating agents that produce rich, deep colors on diamond-polished concrete.
SureLock Dyes are designed to penetrate deeply into the surface layer. The unique formula is reactive with concrete, forming a bond that locks color into slab, minimizing color migration or diffusion.
Ameripolish SureLock Dyes conveniently mix with acetone or water. SureLock dyes can also be combined with densifiers or used alone to achieve beautiful, long-lasting results on even the hardest, most dense concrete surfaces.
When mixed with 3D HS or HSL, SureLock concrete dyes penetrate and chemically bond to the concrete for a deep, rich, consistent color that won't fade or wear out over time. These dyes are infused with UV stabilizers and penetrating agents that go one step further to produce deep, rich, durable colored surfaces.
Ameripolish SureLock Dyes are sold in easy-to-use pre-dissolved liquid concentrate. Unlike other products that have you waiting around up to 3 hours for dye to fully dissolve, SureLock's liquid form dissolves fast to minimize your downtime.
Ameripolish SureLock dyes are a concentrated liquid dispersion of nano-sized colorant particles. These dyes are designed to be diluted by the user with acetone or water, in a ratio of 1:16.
DILUTION AND COVERAGE
SureLock dye concentrate can be diluted with acetone or water.
Mix the contents within 8 oz (0.23 L) bottle of SureLock dye concentrate with 1 gal (3.8 L) acetone OR 8 oz (0.23 L) SureLock dye concentrate with 1 gal (3.8 L) water
Mix the contents within 32 oz (0.9 L) bottle of SureLock dye concentrate with 5 gal (18.9 l) acetone OR 32 oz (0.9 L) SureLock dye concentrate with 5 gal (18.9 L) water
Coverage varies depending on concrete mixture, porosity, and moisture content and on ambient conditions. Use test areas to determine appropriate application rate. As a starting point to determine coverage: 400 sf / gal (9.8 m2 / L).
Testing: Prior to starting project, apply SureLock dye to sample area of each type of concrete to be treated, using applications procedures proposed for project. Confirm that concrete is receptive to dye or dye/densifier combination and that color is acceptable.
Project Conditions: Ambient temperature during application should be 40–100°F (4–38°C).
Equipment: Spray apply SureLock using low-pressure sprayer with Patriot Gray #8 or similar conical mist tip with 8.4 gal/hr flow at 40 PSI. (31.8 L /hr at 275.8 kPa), microfiber pad or similar microfiber floor finish applicator pad.
Grind up to 200-grit resin bond diamonds. (If not using a 200-grit step, grind up to 100-grit resins.)
Remove all dust and debris. If wet cleaning is performed, allow surfaces to dry.
Vacuum surface thoroughly.
Spray SureLock Dye to 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.
For acetone-dye mixtures, immediately upon completion of application, run clear acetone through the pump and wand, followed by clean water. For water dye mixtures, clean with water only. This is recommended between color changes and prior to storing the sprayer between jobs.
Allow surface to dry.
Spray 3D HS in an overlapping motion. Avoid puddles. Product does not need vigorous scrubbing-in and will not form a gel. As product is absorbed into surface, apply additional product as needed until 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.
Clean equipment with fresh water before product dries. Overspray on unprotected surfaces should be immediately washed off.
Allow surface to dry.
Polish up to 400-grit resin bond diamonds.
Apply SureLock Dye again for maximum color, using same method as step 4.
Clean sprayer as in step 5.
Allow surface to dry.
Remove dye residue with an auto scrubber fitted with a white pad and water. Perform 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. Unremoved dye residue will load resin diamonds and may produce undesirable marks.
Polish with 800-grit resins, and 1500-grit or 3000-grit if desired. Absorption-resistance of densified surface continues to develop over 7 days. However, concrete, even after becoming densified and polished, is still a porous substrate. Densifiers can take 2–6 months to attain full densification.