Concrete Acid Stains & Dyes
Bring on the Color!

More and more people are using concrete floors in their living and working spaces. Acid stains and concrete dyes have been developed to add color to that concrete. Here is the breakdown of each:

Acid Stains are not a paint or coating agent, rather a coloring process involving a chemical reaction on a cementitious material. A solution made with water, acid and inorganic salts reacts with minerals already present in the concrete. The result of this reaction is color. Inconsistencies in concrete make it impossible to get the same result twice and difficult to know what exactly the end result will look like beforehand. An overlay product can provide a more consistent surface and therefore produce a more consistent and predictable stain result. Stains are typically available in 8 colors that are variations of three basic color groups: black, brown, and blue-green.

Dyes can be used in conjunction with stains to enhance and achieve colors not possible with stains alone. They can be mixed on site to produce the desired color and can be applied to mimic the 'patina' look of stained concrete. Their predictability makes it easier to achieve an end result that can be duplicated in multiple rooms or on multiple surfaces.

Stains and dyes can be applied to walkways, pedestrian entrances, driveways, living rooms, bathrooms, patios, high traffic areas and even vertically to any cementitious surface.

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