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Green Umbrella® 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. Preventing concrete off-dusting and not contributing to alkali-silica reaction, at the same time providing exceptional resistants to water and salt’s damaging effects with over ninety-percent chloride prevention. The addition of a chloride screen significantly protects concrete in applications were salt-water and deicers are present. Shield & Enhance™ takes only one S.O.L.O™1 application and is packaged R.T.U. 2, resists and transforms for sustainable concrete.


Ideal for interior or exterior, vertical or horizontal in Demanding Applications; warehouse/distribution centers, food service, parking decks, garages, hospitals, or similar & specifically for dye and pigment Decorative Color Applications; retail spaces & showrooms, restaurants, business offices, lobby areas, museums, municipalities, airports, hospitals, schools, fire-stations, or most concrete surfaces.

A Shield Defending Your Investment

Green Umbrella™ Shield & Enhance is exceptionally resistant to the damaging effects of salt (chloride) with up to 91% concrete prevention – exceeding NCHRP-244 protection standard requirements.  Damage from salt on concrete surfaces requires billions of dollars each year to repair, replace or refurbish.  Green Umbrella Shield & Enhance protects your investment and works to deny salt entry into concrete capillaries, protecting against surface and subsurface damage. 

Solid Salt Resistance

Shield Concrete Color & Repel Contaminants 

Shield & Enhance utilizes advanced concrete treatment technology that couples a modern lithium densifier with a chemical formulation designed to resist salts and other contaminants from penetrating the concrete surface and doing lasting harm to the architectural concrete subsurface. 

Within the Green Umbrella MaxDefense System, Shield & Enhance provides ASTM-1308 protection against both concrete and ground water contaminants such as aviation fluid.  The use of Shield & Enhance on architectural concrete floors receiving color enhancement will ensure the colorant will remain within the surface and not exit the concrete.  Using Shield & Enhance will protect what you have invested in and expect from your concrete – a durable, aesthetic surface, impervious to nature.

Powerful Shop Protectant

Enhancement That Enriches

Transform any concrete color treatment – both topical and integral – into a deep, vibrant and rich color by applying Shield & Enhance after color application.  Shield & Enhance will darken the colorant or natural concrete substrate giving an appearance that presents more depth and a richer, refined look.

When used within a Profile, Hone & Polish system it is recommended that the application of Shield & Enhance be followed with the use of a GC Polish Plus+ abrasive by Green Umbrella

Enhances the Look of Colored Concrete


Shield & Enhance’s Primary Feature:A SHIELD FOR DYE

Green Umbrella’s Shield & Enhance protects and enriches color


  • S.O.L.O. application and R.T.U. treatment
  • Eliminate multiple applications needed from similar products
  • Alternative laborious flooring solutions


  • 20 minute dwell time
  • Short dry time
  • 3 hour to traffic & abrasive cut


  • Epoxy alternative & optional product
  • Extends life cycle of concrete
  • No VOC


  • Superior chloride intrusion prevention
  • Enhances the appearance of dyed or pigmented floors
  • Repels water oil and shop chemicals while it darkens and enhances the natural beauty of concrete, can be polished to semigloss
  • Breathable surface
  • Will not yellow
  • Increases hardness ¼ inch deep, while reducing porosity
  • Requires no rinsing & disposal and will not gel on surface — can be allowed to air dry
  • Decreases black tire marking from lift trucks and equipment — improving appearance
  • Stands up to heavy abrasion and foot traffic while providing excellent slip resistance
  • Resistant to most deicers
  • Prevents scaling of concrete

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