Professional Grade Infrared Heat Reflective Concrete Stain
Concrete absorbs heat. Add dark colors to it and you can increase the surface temperature by 100° F. Ouch! This heat absorption in concrete is what contributes to the "urban heat island effect" causing hotter air temperatures in urban locations than surrounding rural areas. CoolStain PRO is the solution.
CoolStain PRO is a patent pending infrared heat reflective concrete stain. Use it to cool down your concrete temperature! The polymer-modified, water-based, penetrating concrete stain is made especially for use with existing, unsealed, exterior, concrete and masonry surfaces. It penetrates the surface of porous concrete and forms an opaque (solid), and breathable finish. As its name implies, CoolStain PRO's patent-pending infrared reflective technology minimizes heat build-up of concrete surfaces exposed to sunlight, reducing the temperature by up to 50° F! Yes, you read that right!
CoolStain PRO is not an infrared reflective paint. It's an infrared reflective concrete stain. There's a big difference. Infrared reflective paint is still a paint with a high build film that flakes, bubbles, blisters and delaminates. CoolStain PRO, however, is a penetrating concrete stain that covers concrete.
Like the ORIGINAL Solid Color Stain, CoolStain PRO can also be used to restore previously colored surfaces or to rejuvenate old, tired-looking concrete by completely covering discolorations or stains. It can be used on concrete flatwork, concrete patios, garage floors, vertical surfaces, concrete blocks, pavers, imprinted concrete, exposed aggregate, cement, masonry, stucco, and many other cementitious surfaces. It can also be used with sandblasting stencils. It's perfect for use over micro-toppings and overlays.
Earn LEED Points With CoolStain PRO
“Concrete surfaces can earn a LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation (LEED-NC version 2.2) credit through Sustainable Sites Credit 7.1: “Heat Island Effect, Non-Roof”. The material’s solar reflectance index (SRI) must be at least 29. Where paved surfaces are required, using materials with higher SRI will reduce the heat island effect, consequently saving energy by reducing demand for air conditioning, and improve air quality.”
~Portland Cement Association
As most urban settings are already paved, tearing out old concrete and installing new reflective pavement can be difficult and costly. However, with NewLook’s CoolStain PRO concrete can quickly and cost effectively be renewed, beautified, and become a cooler and more solar reflective surface.
Coverage & Packaging
CoolStain PRO comes in a unique 3-part kit that, once mixed and applied, has an extremely tenacious bond. Available in at least 20 standard colors.
- 32 oz. kit covers approx. 350 sq ft (32 sq meters) twice*
- 16 oz. kit coversa approx 175 sq ft (16 sq meters) twice*
- 4 oz. kit covers approx. 45 sq ft (4 sq meters) twice*
- 2 oz. test kit covers approx. 22 sq ft (2 sq meters) twice*
- An average of two coats are recommended
*Coverage rates will vary and are based on surface porosity, concrete texture, temperature, and method of application. Use a Newlook Applicator Brush to apply CoolStain PRO.
Total Solar Reflectivity (TSR): Solar reflectance measured on a percentage scale from non-reflective (0%) to perfectly reflective (100%)
Emissivity (EM): Measures how well a surface lets go of (emits) heat on a 0 to 1 scale.The closer to zero, the more heat emissivity.
Solar Reflective Index (SRI): Composite measurement of surface's solar reflectance and emissivity on a scale of 0 (non-reflective) to 100 (reflective).
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