Fair-Faced Concrete

Consistency is key.

Fair-faced concrete offers architects and designers the ability to embrace the striking materiality of concrete. Nawkaw’s services can be used to color match fair-faced concrete with itself on specific portions of buildings or adjust the entire structure’s color to render a more consistent final appearance. Embrace the concrete look without the inconsistency! 

Project: National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Location: Columbus, Ohio

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum was to be constructed with a fair-faced concrete and glass exterior, giving grace and solemnity to the structure. After inconsistencies appeared during the poured-in-place process, Nawkaw’s expert team of Stain Technicians corrected the variations in color and shading 

To retain the natural, organic look and feel of concrete, Nawkaw utilized translucent colors to let the texture of concrete shine through! 


Color Equalization Before Nawkaw Portfolio

The cast-in-place concrete shows severe discoloration over the entire building. Project managers chose Nawkaw to eliminate the discoloration without causing a “painted on” appearance. 


Color Equalization After Nawkaw Portfolio

With the completion of this project, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum is now revitalized, with a fresh look, scientifically formulated to last for many years to come. 

Project: University of West Florida

Location: Pensacola, Florida

The concrete panels of this university were covered in unsightly blemishes and severe discoloration in many different areas. To even out the discoloration, Nawkaw used its proprietary stain NawTone-K Opaque. The opaque finish ensured proper coverage of the yellowing, marks, and patches on the concrete’s surface.

Using two coats and a color that resembles a natural, even concrete look, Nawkaw was able to equalize all imperfections, salvaging the facility’s appeal.


University of West Florida Before Nawkaw Portfolio

The concrete showed heavy signs of discoloration over the entire panel. Many marks and spots were visible, leaving a poor impression on those entering the facility. 


University of West Florida After Nawkaw Portfolio

Using two coats of NawTone-K Opaque, Nawkaw restored the facility’s curb appeal by applying a color that resembles natural, flawless concrete. 

Other Color Equalization Projects

Precast Panel Nawkaw Portfolio

Before Nawkaw’s color solution was applied, visible discoloration and yellow marks appeared on this precast panel. Nawkaw was hired to restore the natural concrete aesthetic.

Precast Panel Nawkaw Portfolio

After staining the concrete panel, the decorative details became the main focus of any viewer! 

Discolored Precast Panel Nawkaw Portfolio

The visible patching on these buff-colored panels left them unsightly and mismatched.

Nawkaw was able to replicate the original color precisely and applied the stain to eliminate the patching!

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