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Julie had a retaining wall on her property that was a bright white eyesore. She decided that gel acid staining concrete retaining wall would be for the better. Julie used Coffee Brown, Black, English Red Deco Gel and Sprayable Satin Finish Sealer to complete her retaining wall project.
“I used Direct Colors Deco Gel concrete acid stain two years ago to stain a 120 foot white concrete retaining wall. The wall now looks great and I get a lot of compliments.”
“The wall was a regular poured concrete wall in a brick pattern form. I took a clean broom to wipe the concrete wall from any debris. I applied the Deco Gel with a paint brush. I spot stained occasional orange bricks then did the rest with coffee brown (not black). Then I used a sprayer with water and baking soda to neutralize the stain after it remained on the wall for many hours.” -Julie J.
Why Choose Gelled over Liquid Acid Stain?
Deco Gel is the perfect choice for vertical surfaces like retaining walls. Because the stain is in gel form, there are no drips or runs allowing Julie to create individual bricks in different colors and create the realistic look she was going for.
Julie was able to completely cover the white concrete with our Deco Gel Acid Stains and achieve a beautifully stained concrete retaining wall. This will not only add value to the property, but also enhance the atmosphere in her backyard.