Using products from Direct Colors Inc. our customers are able to create any type of project that they desire. The reason we love hosting an End of the Summer Photo Contest is to see how each one of our products turn something drab and turn it into a masterpiece. The photo array below shows a selection of projects from outside patio tables to bathroom counters. Be sure to check out all the photos from this year’s contestants in our gallery. We’re always on the lookout for the next big project that showcases our products!
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our End of Summer Photo Contest this year! We had a record turnout of projects and after 600 votes being cast our winner was Brandon Todd. He was the winner of our $200 store credit and said, “I have been using Direct Colors products for a few years now and have thoroughly enjoyed their products’ versatility as well as the exceptional customer service. I believe I have purchased the Large Acid Stain Sample Kit on three separate occasions, the Deco Gel Acid Stain Sample Kit and the Liquid Antique Sample Kit. Using these products definitely has brought out the artist in me and I am very excited for the many projects that lie ahead.”
Todd started the project by cutting a standard flagstone slab into the shape of a headstone then applying a very thin layer of cement to the surface. Prior to the cement drying he laid paw print molds into the cement. To engrave the headstone he used a dremel tool and used Direct Colors Black Acid Stain to stain the letters in the name and in the dates.
The unique effects of the stone were accomplished by one of Direct Colors’ Small Acid Stain Sample Kits. Pouring a few colors and mixing them around created these effects that couldn’t be accomplished using just one color.
He let the acid stain process overnight, neutralized and cleaned the concrete and later after the surface was completely dry, applied a coat of our Sprayable Satin Finish Solvent Based Sealer as a primer for a two-part epoxy finish. To find out more about his project, view our latest newsletter. Take a look at our photo galleries to see all the different types of projects that you’re able to create using products from Direct Colors. If you are stuck and don’t know how to proceed with a project, what products are best, or how to complete a hard decorative technique we offer free consultation to everyone. Tell us about your project!