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The Official Guide to Staining Concrete
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Concrete Staining has been used on Commercial Projects and High End Homes, both Interior and Exterior, by Contractors for many years, and for many good reasons. You're about to discover that Staining, Sealing and Waxing Concrete is Easy and Simple for most Do It Yourself Projects. Additionally, this time tested product is very Cost Effective and one of the Lowest Maintenance Surfaces available today.
 
When staining concrete with an acid stain, a chemical reaction within the concrete's surface takes place during the drying stage, thereby permanently changing the surface of the concrete to its new unique color.
 
We'll start with Step by Step instructions, pictures and videos here. Then we'll move on to other useful information further down the page.
 

How To:

 

Cleaning and Prep

 

Apply - Concrete Acid Stain

 

Neutralize and Rinse - Concrete Acid Stain

 

Apply - Concrete Sealer

 

Apply - Floor Wax

 

 

 


Note: Concrete should be at least 28 days old, or have cured to one uniform color, whichever comes first - before being acid stained.
 
Other Useful Information
 
 
*Important Things To Know About
 
Project Scheduling & Drying Times
 
Check List for Materials, Tools, and Supplies
 
Safety Overview
 
Artist Grade Concrete Stain Color Chart
 
How to Score Concrete to create Borders and Patterns
 
Using Traction Additive in Sealers
 
Applying - Solvent Base Concrete Sealer
 
Maintaining Your Stained Concrete
 

Concrete Staining Blog Includes Advice, Troubleshooting Help, Tips and Tricks of the Trade. From the Ask a Pro Series. With a link to the Searchable Blog Archives.

 
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