Shield & Enhance Concrete Densifier
“RESISTING SALT & TRANSFORMING COLOR”
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.
VERSATILE ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS
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.
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.
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™.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- 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