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Color Defense CutSheet
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 products 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 grinding. 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 the inhalation of these dangerous airborne particulates improving IAQ (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 creates a slurry that produces a denser surface, reducing 7 Abrasive cuts to as few as two.

GreenCut™ Big Stock abrasives can be used for increased aggregate exposure. Ideal for architectural concrete featuring a large aggregate reveal. Optional

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

Green Umbrella™ 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 GCErasers are designed for use with Green Umbrella™ GreenCut™.
An Erasers class of semi-metal honing abrasives. Engineered for specific surface refinement.

Designed for use within both Green Umbrella Base Defense and Max Defense polishing systems, our GC Polish Plus+ resins finish off the process to achieve the desired RA.

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, promoting a longer life-cycle. Optional

Shield & Enhance™ is an environmentally formulated premium hardener. Shield & Enhance ™ is engineered as a colorguard 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 dye’s life-cycle, extending colorfastness.

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.

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

Features & Benefits


  • Designed for environmental wet Grinding, Honing and Polish
  • pH neutral
  • Will not form white residue that has to be re-cut
  • Increases hardness and density, while reducing porosity
  • Requires no rinsing & 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, densifiers that are spray and go all add up substantial labor savings.

Cut your Downtime

A system installed in days instead of weeks, weeks instead of months. Processing and completing 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 incorparated with the slab, and easier to maintain.

Color Menu

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Night Sky

Night Sky

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant RiverSand

River Sand

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Garnet


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Charcoal


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant TropicalBay

Tropical Bay

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Red Earth

Red Earth

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Bronze


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Golden Sands

Golden Sands

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Topaz


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Moss Green

Moss Green

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Granite


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Moss Green

Moss Green

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Sunstone


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Iron Ore

Iron Ore

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Deep Jade

Deep Jade

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Gray


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Evening Sky

Evening Sky

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Smokey Quartz

Smokey Quartz

ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Shale


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Copper


ColorFlash Concrete Colorant Deep Amethyst

Deep Amethyst

“Making the complex simple”

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