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Austin, TX 78749  (512) 689-1718

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CONCRETE STAINING

ACID STAINS

Transform your plain, old concrete with a custom acid stain and sealer application. Available in a wide range of rich earth-toned colors, these stains are manufactured by chemical specialists to ensure a consistent, high-quality product that gives great results every time.

 

Thanks to the many advances in technology and chemical formulation, concrete can be stained in a wide range of hues. Acid staining is a great, customizable way to bring life to plain gray concrete. Whether you're seeking elegant, rustic, southwestern, old world or traditional decor, acid stained concrete floors are an excellent choice. To achieve these beautiful floors, special stains are formulated to react with the concrete’s lime content.  Through the reaction, these stains lightly etch and create color in the surface. This method can be used on new or old slabs. Mottling or the natural variation of light and dark that occurs throughout during the acid stain process can create rich tones and complex, almost translucent textures.

Our professional application allows us to create a wide range of effects by using different staining techniques. Whether it is a single color or a more complex multicolored design, a beautiful acid stained floor delivers the feel of high-end flooring but at an affordable price.

Water Reducible Concentrate (WRC) stain is an environmentally friendly penetrating waterborne acrylic pigmented stain.

 

Water-based stains come in more than 30 beautiful color choices, while also allowing the applicator to create custom colors by mixing different concentrate colors together. Water-based concrete stains are a newer, non-reactive option for staining interior and exterior concrete. Like acid stains, they are UV stable, but unlike acid stains, they offer a broader color selection.

We often use water-based stains when a project calls for colors not available with acid stains or when we want to be able to create artistic effects by blending or layering colors. Water-based stains can impart a more consistent color (as opposed to the strong variegation of acids stains) but can also be diluted at varying ratios to customize the shade of the desired color along with additional accenting techniques that'll break up color uniformity and create a mottled effect in almost in color combination.

WATER STAINS

ACETONE DYES

Acetone Dyes are thin solvent-based pigments which penetrate and color concrete and other cementitious surfaces. The solvent flashes quickly meaning the color is dry on the surface in a matter of minutes. When properly applied, acetone dyes create beautifully mottled effects similar to acid stains but without the wait time required by acid. A translucent dye, these colors can be combined into countless variations and hues, or layered for unique effects.

Acetone dyes are great for adding additional color accenting on top of other stain types or especially for restoring worn color on previously decorated concrete surfaces that may be in need of touch-ups and restoration.

 

Liquid acetone dyes are very thin, UV-stable stains with particles small enough to absorb into the surface, even if it's previously been sealed. They come in a larger range of color choices than non-UV-stable powdered dyes.