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Acid Stain Concrete application 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.
Use this step-by-step how to acid stain concrete instructions for concrete preparation and staining, the majority of domestic projects can be completed in a weekend.
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.