Concrete Stepping Stones & Acid Stain Decor make Father’s Day about spending time together outdoors. Improve the Backyard & make memories with DIY Acid Stain
Concrete Acid Stain allows you to infuse vivid, colorful tones into concrete and cement surfaces. Unlike expensive building materials, like granite and quartz, concrete provides users with an affordable way to create distinct and beautiful designs at a fraction of the cost. Acid Stain styles mimic everything from Polished Marble to natural stone and even Stained Wood, with results that deliver a 100% custom look every time.
Using a Direct Colors Acid Stain Trial Kit allows users to experiment on a sample area of concrete before diving into a large-scale project. We recommend this approach to encourage everyone to factor in the physical application, color selection and concrete surface conditions that play essential roles in the final outcome. With an accurate starting point you will be better prepared to pick the best Color, application and technique needed to match your specific design.
The cost of Acid-Stained Interior Flooring begins at $0.43 per square foot—significantly less than most decorative flooring options. Unlike wood, tile and carpet, which require professional installation, homeowners can acid-stain concrete flooring themselves! Forget costly equipment and contractors and get a professional-looking finished product with Direct Color’s help.
Using our step-by-step instructions for concrete preparation and staining, the majority of domestic projects can be completed in a weekend.
Using our step-by-step instructions for concrete preparation and staining, the majority of domestic projects can be completed in a weekend. Bookmark the following resources for project guidance:
New, old, smooth, and rough concrete can all be acid-stained. However, we recommend you carefully review the pre-application tests, available on page 1 of our How-to Apply Acid Stain Instructions, to accurately characterize if your slab is a good candidate for staining. Every concrete slab, countertop, and piece of décor is different; some concrete will stain better than others. Always conduct a small test area to evaluate reactivity and color development before beginning your project.
While the vast majority of slabs only need minimal cleaning, some floors will require more Detailed Preparation.
In order to accept stain, excessively hard or smooth concrete surfaces may need to be etched with an acid-etching solution, like Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment. Surfaces with leftover Glue, Mastic, Paint, drywall, heavy dirt, oil or similar contaminants must be cleaned thoroughly or sanded before proceeding. All pre-application tests should be performed after cleaning to determine the concrete’s suitability for staining.
If you have questions about a heavily soiled or otherwise challenging concrete project, call our Support Team Today, Toll Free: 877-255-2656 or (405) 275-6657
For concrete surfaces that cannot be successfully colored using acid-stain, we offer coloring products such as Concrete Dye, Antiquing Stain and Tinted Concrete Sealer for both interior and exterior use.