Architectural Finishes Inspired by Art & Science.

Our Products


Thirty years ago, North America’s first stains for brick and concrete originated from Nawkaw laboratories. Today, Nawkaw provides a portfolio of superior products with proven durability that have stood the test of time.

Each Nawkaw stain provides specific advantages, but all are formulated for longevity.
Locally adapted.

Because a brick home in Chicago is exposed to very different conditions than a concrete skyscraper in Sydney, Australia, Nawkaw created and educated regional teams of highly-qualified Color and Application Technicians who adjust color treatments for the specific climate and environmental factors in your area. In addition, Nawkaw’s specialized research team in Athens, Georgia can perform standardized tests on your materials and provide comprehensive advice.

Scientifically advanced.

Each Nawkaw stain provides specific advantages, but all are formulated for longevity. Mineral construction materials, such as brick and concrete, are open-pored, and a capillary effect naturally allows some moisture to penetrate the surface and escape as water vapor. Unlike various film-forming coatings, Nawkaw stains allow building materials to retain that natural breathability, thus preventing cracking, spalling and delamination of the surface.

Environmentally Friendly.

Nawkaw stains and technological processes are environmentally friendly. Developing zero VOC products and providing solutions that conserve and restore existing surface materials are just some of the ways Nawkaw is providing a better quality of life in a healthier, more beautiful environment.


Color Products

Advanced stain for complete design control on concrete and masonry. Read More
NawTone-K Metallic
Metallic stain for stunning finishes on concrete and masonry. Read More
NawTone-K Opaque
Complete hiding power and beautiful color options in one advanced stain. Read More
Versatile stain with unlimited color choices for masonry or concrete. Read More
Stain providing color PLUS water repellant in one beautiful step. Read More
Glossy finish stain for versatile color and shine on masonry or concrete Read More

Colorless Products

Invisible, photocatalytically active coating designed to give self-cleaning properties to exterior surfaces. Read More
Clear, penetrating water repellent providing moisture protection to vertical masonry and concrete. Read More
Diluting agent used to control opacity of NawTone-K stain product. Formulas available for concrete or masonry. Read More


  • Mario from Nawkaw finished the staining of our stone late yesterday and we could not be more pleased with the results. I’ve attached a before and after picture of the area above our garage. It made a HUGE difference to the look of our home. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of how this would turn out but Mario did a great job and was easy to work with. We were so impressed by his work that we would like to provide some feedback to Nawkaw. [...]

    • Luke Sorrell
  • Steve, I’m not sure if anyone has reached out to you from the owner group, so, I thought I would let you know that the building looks fantastic. The owner rep, general contractor, architect and ourselves are very happy with the final result, waiting on formal approval. Mitch and Laud were very professional and took care to please the owner rep with small imperfections and educate them on the process. Job well done.

    • Ian C.
    • Project Manager
    • Brxton Masonry Inc.
  • Hi, After seeing what you have been able to do with our exterior, my mom is very interested in having her fireplace redone. [...] It made a huge difference! We are really happy with the results. Also want to tell you that Jeremy, Scott and the other guys are awesome. They were so kind, polite hardworking and accommodating. It was clear that it was very important to them that we were happy with the results. I would highly recommend your company. Thanks so much.

    • Melissa R.
  • Hi Emmett, We are so happy with the work! Had to share the before (listing photos) & after we got the shutters back on and landscaping cleaned up. Love the difference! Thanks for all your help, the crew was excellent and went above and beyond. Very much appreciated! Thank You!

    • Josh & Jess
  • The results exceeded our expectations and we are extremely pleased with how close everything looks . You can't tell where the process starts or ends unless you knew where to look. This saved the natural bricks when our only other alternative would have been to paint all the bricks. Your team did a great job! It is perfect and better than we expected.

    • Mark & Carol W.
    • West Bend, WI
  • I just wanted to take a moment and thank Nawkaw Mideast and their amazing crew for the exceptional job that was performed at the Detroit Savings Bank in Detroit, Michigan. We had attempted every cleaning method known to mankind to remove the carbon staining from the brick facade, but to no avail. Two weeks working with Nawkaw turned the Detroit Savings Bank into a whole new building! Thank you again!

    • John H.
    • Detroit, IL