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Surface preparation is the most important step in successfully coloring a concrete floor. It’s particularly important when acid staining because contaminants need to be both off of the concrete and OUT of the concrete. For acid stain perform optimally, it has to penetrate the pores of the concrete to react with the minerals to create permanent color. Contaminants like glue, paint, dry wall mud, oils and heavy dirt prevent or interfere with the chemical reaction causing an imperfect outcome, such as with Mr. Pankey’s floor, or the stain to wash off entirely during the cleaning process.
“The acid stain did not take around the perimeter and in random spots throughout the floor where I couldn’t remove the cure and seal sealer. I also wanted the floor a little darker, but at this point any fix would work.”
Though the acid stain had originally been purchased elsewhere, we thought we could help him perfect this troubled floor. Direct Colors technician, Shawna, recommended DCI Concrete Dye colors, Coffee Brown and Sepia, to darken the overall color of the floor and blend in the area where the stain couldn’t penetrate. The customer was looking for a glossy finish for a high traffic area so we also recommended applying a commercial concrete wax for added protection.
“Thanks again for the help. Disaster to perfection. It’s exactly what I originally wanted. Looking forward to working with you on my future projects!!”
Before Applying DCI Concrete Dye Colors
After Applying DCI Concrete Dye Colors