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I want to acid stain the floors in my house. What can I do to hide the holes around the perimeter of my rooms after carpet has been removed?
Covering carpet tack holes can be difficult. Acid stain will react differently to the patching material than the actual slab itself which in most cases highlights the patch more than the floor. If you can’t live with the holes, consider applying a thin layer of DCI Concrete Overlay in the form of a border around the room. The concrete overlay borders will cover the tack holes while producing an attractive outline for your floor. Even when using the same color of acid stain, a variation in color will occur. Sometimes additional damage can occur when pulling the tack strips so if you have deeper holes bigger than a dime to a quarter in size, consider applying DCI Concrete Patching Compound first before acid staining. A border does involve extra work but the finished product is outstanding. Good luck!
For more details on patching carpet tack holes and applying a concrete overlay border on your acid stained floors, listen to a podcast with Direct Colors experts, Episode 10 – What to Do About Carpet Tack Holes on Concrete Floors, at directcolors.com/listen!
Jonathan M. – Austin, TX
“I filmed this video in the upper level of my old loft, which was the first place I bought. See those shiny floors? I acid stained them myself. I can highly recommend Direct Colors concrete acid stain if you have any desire to make concrete look awesome.”
Russell P – Kensington, NH
“Just finished our basement floor. Looks great! Love how it turned out. We used the Azure Blue and for a terrific marble effect. The way the acid stain color picks up the light at different angles gives the floor a different hue. Thanks for your advice and great service to help make this do it yourself project a success.”
Tanya L. – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
“My dad and I made my DIY concrete countertop after installing new cupboards in my kitchen! My cupboards went so well I thought let’s give a countertop a try and I am so glad I did!!! I love, love, love it more every single day!”