Ecologic™ Colorwash Stain – (a translucent Potassium Silicate Masonry Stain):
Colorwash Stain is a translucent exterior potassium silicate stain that allows the masonry texture to come through the finish. Colorwash Stain is mildew resistant, water repellent, highly durable, and breathable.
Colorwash Stain is 96% mineral-sourced in a water-base. It is odorless within hours (zero VOCs) and displays all the properties of natural stone (i.e, it is water-vapor permeable.) It does not blister or peel, is water-repellent, and has a life expectancy of 20 plus years.
Mineral paints and masonry stains chemically bond to all forms of masonry substrates such as brick, stone, mortar, stucco, and cement. Unlike latex paints, they are non-film-forming which creates a permanent bond that works in harmony with the masonry.
Stir well before use. Do not use if the working (air + substrate) temperature is below 41ºF (5ºC) or
above 100.4ºF (38ºC). Apply by brush, roller, or airless sprayer depending on surface roughness.
Surfaces must be rigid, absorbent, and chemically neutral or alkaline, dry, clean, and free of dust, oily residues, and grease. Remove any loose plaster and make good with alkaline absorbent filler. Old coats of latex and alkyd paints must be removed completely in order to restore surface absorbency. Protect adjacent glass, metal, ceramic, etc against splatters and remove unavoidable splatters immediately with water.
Not suitable for:
Wood (not stable), plastic, metal (non-absorbent), floors (mechanical abrasion) and gypsum plaster (not
These products must not freeze during warehousing or transport and may limit availability during certain times of the year. Please call for availability.
Colorwash Stain and Potassium Silicate Paint
Ecologic™ Colorwash Stain Coverage
- Approx. 220-375 sq. ft. per gallon
(varies depending on surface type, pretreatment, and
Colorwash Stain Color Samples
Colorwash Stain comes in 13 stock colors (marked by the 100% full tone colors) and hundreds of designer colors. You can download the color pdf here or view the samples below: Ecologic Potassium Silicate and Colorwash Stain 2021 Colors
Custom Paint Colors
An engineered custom simulation can be produced by us to simulate the color of your sample. Color simulations can be conducted with old paint samples or color swatches from Benjamin Moore or Sherman Williams.
Check out our quick reference Mineral Paint Comparison Chart to learn more about the main differences between our Ecologic LimeWash Platinum, Ecologic Potassium Silicate Paint, Ecologic Colorwash Stain, and our Saint-Astier Lime Paint.