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RECKLI Patterns and NAWTONE Staining: A Colorful Profile


NAWTONE has its roots in the architectural ceramics industry. Different clinker brick firings often need to be treated to achieve uniformity of colour without affecting the excellent properties of the brick. From its origins as a corrective agent, NAWTONE has developed into a decorative repair, restoration and complete colour change system.

And since it works so well on absorbent clinker brick, why not on concrete surfaces?

The result: Nawtone Stain NWRT-91!

Nawtone is a colour system for vertical or inclined concrete surfaces and hence especially suitable for smartening up facing and structural concrete. You can mix or water dilute 20 different colours, enabling the creation of almost any colour or shade. At the same time, the use of light-dark effects amplifies and accentuates the play of light and shadow.

Nawtone is not just suitable for concrete surfaces, it can also be used on all absorbent mineral substrates such as clinker brick, normal brick, mortar, stucco and stone.

The product and its properties:

  • Does not mask the surface texture
  • Coloured, aqueous multi-polymer formulation
  • Very low viscosity
  • High penetration depth
  • Excellent opacity
  • Forms an intimate bond with the substrate
  • Water repellent
  • Protects from air and acid rain pollutants
  • Colour-fast
  • UV resistant
  • Aspiratory
  • Damp permeable
  • Quick drying
  • Resistant to mould, fungi and mildew
  • Water resistant
  • Wide range of colours
  • Colour change from dark to light possible
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-hazardous
  • Meets American VOC regulations
  • Non-cracking
  • Non-swelling and peeling
  • No further treatment costs
  • 25 year colour-fastness guarantee


  • No primer required
  • Brush, roll or spray
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to remove from non-absorbent substrates
  • Dual system – waterproofs and colours in one go
  • No special protective measures required

Substrate requirements:

  • Mineral substrates
  • Vertical or slightly inclined
  • Overground
  • Firm and stable
  • Clean
  • Absorbent
  • Free of oil, grease and wax
  • Dry to slightly damp
NAWTONE Stain is not a conventional coating system. You are missing a filling character whereby it does not mask the surface texture of the painted wall. Different colour shades and tinges are wanted and are not a failure of this system. Quite the contrary: the application of different colour tones on one surface unit shall intensify the multi colour effect and leads to a vitalization of the painted surface.

About Nawkaw Corporation

When architects and general contractors need color applied to masonry and concrete, they know there’s one name to call—Nawkaw. Nawkaw is the world’s premiere stainer of masonry and concrete. We pioneered the masonry staining process in 1984 and have continued to innovate ever since. Our products are in use around the world and have been proven under extreme conditions, from desert heat to bone-chilling cold. We provide a permanent solution for coloring masonry and concrete, that won’t peel or fade—guaranteed for 25 years!

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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