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“Acid stained floor design was brand-new,” Woods said. “We do commercial buildings, and it was just new concrete. [We stained] 900 square feet.”
For materials and everything, the cost was about $400, very cost-effective for Woods and his company. They used a Coffee Brown Acid Stain, which they cut 50-50 with water. The company wanted their bulldog logo on the floor, and that’s what Woods gave them.
“They love it,” Woods said of the company’s reaction to the logo. “They’re ecstatic with it. They did not think I could do it like that.” He does wish that he’d diluted the acid more around the dog, but overall, “It actually turned out really good. Everything went together good on it.”
Though Woods considers himself a rookie, this was his seventh job dealing with concrete acid stain.
“Acid stain is the only way to go,” he said. “[It’s] cost effective, durable, and lasts longer than linoleum or carpet. I wouldn’t go any other route. I recommend it on every job we do now.”
And he also recommends Direct Colors, who has provided him with concrete acid stain for all the jobs he’s done. “I think Direct Colors has a quality product,” Woods said. “Everything I’ve bought comes from Direct Colors. I don’t think I’d go anywhere else.”