We manufacture and install the world’s finest stains for concrete and masonry. From fifty story precast skyscrapers to brick walls in your own backyard.
Nawkaw Stain Technicians are the most experienced you’ll find, bringing years of expertise and know-how to a variety of applications. Whether you’re blending an addition, preserving an historical landmark, or erecting a modern skyscraper, Nawkaw has a color solution for your brick, concrete, and precast.
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I just wanted to say that the house looks terrific - we love the new look of the brick and how the house is (finally) one color scheme. The stone over the entrance blends much better with the rest of the house because of this work. It was a pleasure doing business with you - the Nawkaw crew did a great job with our house.
Mandy C. – Hanover Park, IL
We couldn't be more pleased with the job Nawkaw did staining the mortar on our home. It has been literally transformed! Given the dramatic improvement to our home's appearance, people have trouble believing that the only thing that has changed is color of the mortar. Our neighbors' reactions in particular, have been only extremely positive.
John H. – Oak Park, IL
Nawkaw Corporation has been further refining color changing technology solutions to introduce a new formula using inorganic binders based on mineral silicate—NawTone-K™! Potassium silicates give a hardened coating of higher water resistance and therefore, have a much lower tendency for efflorescence and delamination. Silicate stains require a siliceous substrate for setting making NawTone-K highly suitable for mineral substrates such as concrete. NawTone-K is designed to have a woven-like effect upon infusing with the substrate to create a UV resistant, long-lasting and color-stable surface for mineral substrate building materials such as concrete, cement lime plasters, and sand-lime brick.
NawTone-K is essentially a special mineral based formula that is nonflammable, nonhazardous, and has zero VOC content making this formula one of our most environmentally sensitive products yet! This dynamic formula is also resistant to algae, mold, and soiling making this stain an excellent choice for concrete color solutions. NawTone-K’s high durability helps to preserve resources and its contaminant-free composition preserves health and environment. For this reason, silicate stains have gained popularity especially in the segment of sustainable construction. This water based formula along with our custom blend color solutions allow for more control to meet the aesthetic requirements needed to leave your concrete structure looking unblemished, perfect, and natural.
NawTone Acrylic Stain (formerly NECT-90) is the stain that started it all. This product is in use on more buildings than any other masonry stain in the world. With its 25 year track record of performance and continuous testing & improvements, NawTone has set the standard for excellence in the industry. In fact, Nawkaw installation teams have won more awards with this product than any other.
- NawTone Acrylic is our most versatile stain
- Use on brick, block, mortar, concrete, stone, stucco, and EIFS
- For corrective color or total color change
- Water-based for easy use and clean up
- Semi-transparent; Achieve precise color saturation while allowing natural textures to show through
- Apply with brush, sponge, roller or spray
- Low VOC, non-toxic
NawTone+Plus™(formerly NWRT-91) is dual-purpose masonry stain for adding color and a high-performance water repellent to vertical concrete and masonry surfaces — in one-step! Because it allows moisture vapors to escape, it prevents spalling or similar failures due to moisture trapped in the wall. It also protects vertical concrete and masonry surfaces against deterioration caused by airborne chemicals like acid rain.
Color retention is warranted for 25-years. NawTone+Plus is water-based, environmentally friendly, and complies with VOC and other regulatory requirements.
Looking for more ways to enhance your concrete? Our partner company, US Formliner™, offers more than 300 concrete formliner patterns, meticulously crafted by RECKLI®, world renowned for unmatched quality. These 10X and 100X use formliners deliver superior detail and performance.
With so many patterns, textures, and custom formliners, the possibilities are endless. Enhance your next architectural project with aesthetic textures that add a whole new dimension to design.
The world’s finest stains for concrete and masonry
From the fifty story precast skyscrapers to brick walls in your own backyard, our award winning technicians will transform your brick, block, stone, concrete, or other masonry surfaces with amazing color that won’t chip, peel, or fade.