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Stenciling concrete with deco gel acid stain is just like using paint and a paintbrush. Get the precision and flexibility of painting with the durable color of concrete acid stain and incorporate multiple colors and textures in just one day’s work.
Depending on the porosity of your concrete, the cost ranges from $1.37 to $1.83 per square foot if using a product like Direct Colors Deco Gel.
Stenciled concrete can be as durable and long-lasting as any regular acid stain; the color will not fade, chip, or peel away. Make sure to use a good quality Deco Gel, or gelled acid stain, to ensure your etching penetrates the concrete surface. Using a Deco Gel allows you to permanently alter the concrete’s color while attaining a striking amount of design precision and control.
Stenciling acid stain can appear more daunting than a traditional coating of Acid Stain, but the precision and detail makes it well worth the extra effort.
Renee P. of Studio, CA resurfaced her patio removing layers of epoxy paint before Overlaying the surface and acid staining with Deco Gel. She completed the project herself and has provided an account below:
“I resurfaced my back patio, then added the faux flagstone overlay topping. I searched numerous websites to find the right acid stain for the “faux” flagstones. I chose Direct Colors because I liked the Deco Gel Acid Stain Sample Kits and the color selection. Orders were delivered promptly and the website was easy to navigate. I enjoyed acid staining the most. It was so much fun creating unique yet realistic-looking flagstones. Also fun seeing friends fooled by my handiwork. Direct Colors Deco Gel Stains gave me the look I envisioned. Great products and great service. I couldn’t ask for more.
My old patio caused me to cringe. My new patio makes me smile, especially because I did it myself.”