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Direct Colors Concrete Dye is a quick-drying, acetone-based, translucent dye used to create a vibrant layer of color that does not crack or peel. Similar to paint, Concrete Dye applies as a topical coat and is available in over 40 Different Colors. When used properly, our product will provide true, consistent coloration for indoor and outdoor surfaces, such as a garage, driveway, patio, basement and much more.
• Concrete Dye saves time and is an excellent choice for any project where time is of the essence
• Concrete dyes are perfect for stenciling and vertical applications, and may also be used in conjunction with Concrete Acid Stain to enhance color and texture
• Floors that have exposed aggregate or have been previously treated with chemicals are good candidates for concrete dye
Interior Floor Design
Unlike Acid-Based Stains, Concrete Dyes do not react chemically with concrete. A blend of UV-stable pigment and acrylic mix with acetone to create a topical, translucent color suitable for most concrete types.
• Though highly universal, Concrete Dye is not recommended for overly rough or porous surfaces
• For best results, seal the surface before applying the dye, especially when applying colors lighter than the actual concrete. Three or more dye coats are generally required to achieve a true color. Each additional coat will produce a darker, more intense color. Concrete Dye is a “dye and seal product” and is not intended for polished concrete floors.
• Seal the concrete immediately after applying to protect the finish. Acetone must be purchased separately. Consider using concrete dye in conjunction with Direct Colors Tinted Concrete Sealer to add additional color and texture to interior flooring applications
Surface Preparation is critical to success. The concrete must be dry and free of debris, dirt and oil, drywall mud, paint, adhesives or anything that might prevent the color from bonding with the surface. Areas where debris remain on the surface will prevent dye from adhering properly, leaving color imperfections on the floor. The floor should be completely dry before beginning the dyeing process.
For best results, particularly on more rough and porous concrete, seal the concrete with either a Clear or Tinted Concrete Sealer prior to applying Concrete Dye. Using Tinted Concrete Sealer as a base color and accenting with Concrete Dye is the most Cost Effective and Time Efficient Flooring Option.