Color Defense CutSheet
Color’s protection, salt’s opponent

Green Umbrella® Color Defense System™ wins a high-performance architectural concrete floor with products designed to protect color. Created for owners and design professionals who have experienced the failure of colorants that fade. A system for the success of interior nano-dyed polished architectural concrete floors @MatureAge™. Using a GreenCut Abrasives System™ that includes a surface refinement cutting agent, GreenCut™. Profiled with PowerTrowels or Grinders with production rates that seem unfair compared to the competition — processed using wet abrasives BigStock™, GC-X™, Eraser™, and Polish-Plus™ – to create a superior mechanical surface that provides a physical defense with any specified class of profile or glass chosen. The Color Defense System that covers the field with DryShield™, our highly abrasion resistant flagship densifier that fills the concrete void. Following with Shield & Enhance™, a concrete colorant that prevents oxidation of the dye at the surface by cross-linking to the treatments in the system, far superior to UV inhibitors — additionally adding salt with superior stain protection — then finishing the defense with Interior Microfilm™, a repairable wear-guard that brings clarity to the profile. Color Defense promotes bonding and cross-linking within the concrete without the negative side-effect of ASR or topical de-lamination found with other products. Maintain with GreenClean™, a LifeCycle™ cleaner with densifier built in that keeps the color in and drives contaminants out. This is the team that plays together.


Stain Resistance (up to 48 hrs)


Chloride Intrusion (Salt Resistance)


Abrasion Resistance







Process, Equipment, & Abrasives

Green Umbrella equipment and abrasives are designed specifically for wet profiling. Equipped with a standard quick change system to promote even abrasive wear and quick field changes, cutting downtime on PHP projects.

The wet process eliminates airborne crystalline silica dust and its potential health hazards, such as silicosis due to inhaling these dangerous airborne particulates, and improves indoor air quality. Propane is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels, cutting emissions and leaving a smaller carbon footprint than a typical electric model.

GreenCut® starts by creating a slurry that produces a denser surface, reducing seven abrasive cuts to as few as two.

GC-BigStock™ abrasives can be used for increased aggregate exposure. Ideal for architectural concrete featuring a large aggregate reveal. Optional.

GC-X™ abrasives are powerful 10-segment metal abrasives designed for use with Green Umbrella® GreenCut®. Optional.

GC-Fusion™ abrasives are a hybrid bond of industry-leading metals and resin. Four different abrasive grits are available to achieve the desired RA (roughness average) on the slab.

The GC-Eraser™ class of semi-metal honing abrasives is engineered for specific surface refinement. Optional.

Designed for use within Green Umbrella® Base Defense™, Max Defense™, and other profile systems, our GC-PolishPlus™ abrasives finish off the process to achieve the desired surface sheen.

Green Umbrella® NanoDye™ concrete colorant is an interior, translucent, subsurface, pH-neutral dye that utilizes nano-sized particulates to penetrate the concrete, depositing colorant embedded in the concrete subsurface and promoting a longer lifecycle. Optional.

DryShield™ is a formulated concrete hardener and densifier that cuts environmental impact. Reaching deep into the subsurface, DryShield creates more than a conventional shell surface.

Shield & Enhance™ is an environmentally formulated premium hardener. Shield & Enhance is engineered as a color-guard to enhance colored and profiled architectural concrete floors, providing a darker, clarified-gloss appearance. As a unique oxidation inhibitor, Shield & Enhance significantly increases a salt pigmented or nano-dyed lifecycle, extending colorfastness.

Interior MicroFilm™ is an R.T.U. repairable impregnating micro-treatment for abrasively profiled architectural concrete floors.

Features & Benefits


  • Designed for environmental wet profiling, honing, and polishing
  • pH neutral
  • Will not form a white residue that has to be re-cut
  • Increases hardness and density while reducing porosity
  • Requires no rinsing and disposal and will not gel on surface
  • Resists penetration by oils, chemicals, and other stain-causing materials
  • Decreases black tire marking from lift trucks and other equipment
  • Increased hardness and density
  • Adds dust- and stain-proofing properties
  • Salt Protectant
  • Excellent resistance to efflorescence, fungi and mildew growth
  • Stands up to heavy abrasion and floor traffic while providing excellent slip resistance
  • Highly resistant to aviation oils for up to 48 hours
  • Resists acid and chemical exposure
  • Not prone to whitening
  • Will not peel or flake
  • USDA/FDA approved for incidental food contact
  • Very low maintenance
Cut your labor

An entire system designed to do more with less. Machines 40% more productive, a cutting agent that eliminates steps, and densifiers that are spray and go all add up to substantial labor savings.

Cut your Downtime

A system installed in days instead of weeks, weeks instead of months. Process and complete a polished floor without holding up a project.

Cut your environmental impact

Environmentally friendly treatments, water- and silica-based. Reduces construction waste with a finished product incorporated in the slab and is easy to maintain.

Making the complex simple
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Office Location

20 Jetview Drive 
Rochester, NY 14624

Open Hours

M-F: 9am – 5pm