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Concrete Stain / Acid Stain - Application Process

Concrete stain, (which is sometimes called "acid stain" or "concrete dye"), are permanent pigments that can be applied to new or old concrete to create a warm, rich, elegant "olde world" style floor.


STEP 1 - the first step in creating a stained concrete floor is to clean and prepare the concrete so its ready to accept the stain.


STEP 2 - the second step is the stain, is mixed and applied to concrete slab. The stain reacts with the minerals in the concrete, permanently staining the floor and will not peel or flake. Each slab accepts the stain differently creating a multi-toned patina look.


STEP 3 - the final step is to apply a clear epoxy (or urethane) top coat. Anti-slip / anti-skid material can be added during this step.

As the photos above show -- a stained concrete garage floor can turn a dull, dusty eyesore into an asset you'll want to show off.



IMPORTANT NOTE: If your slab is in very poor shape, (e.g. - paint or other coatings have been previously applied, the floor has large cracks, settling or heaving has occured, or other conditions which require extensive repairs, grinding, filling, etc), the stain may not penetrate the concrete in a desirable fashion. In these cases we may suggest that floor be repaired and Metallic Epoxy is used instead as it has a simmilar look to acid staining, but covers new and old concrete alike.



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