When applied correctly a concrete acid stain will react with the lime in the concrete, etch into the surface, and create a natural variegated color effect after a period of reaction time. This is a permanent change to the concrete and will not fade or peel. These acid concrete stains can be mixed, blended, and layered together to create any number of design and color options. Keep in mind the final effects of an acid stain are very dependent on the individual concrete it is coming into contact with. You can even get large variations within the same floor due to differences in finishing of the concrete. To minimize differences it is best to make sure your concrete is very clean and free of debris, dirt, or any residue which might affect the penetration of these cement acid stains. Acid stain can be faux finished like any other stain, but keep in mind that the reaction can take minutes or hours to show results making it more challenging for corrections and adjustments. Tru Tint Acid Stains are the perfect stains used to create stunning effects on these concrete substrates. An acid stained floor or patio can be breathtaking when acid stained properly. Many business and home owners have chosen Tru Tint for creating various acid stained projects that provide a unique, classy look coupled with high durability. The cost of a Tru Tint acid stained floor is also very attractive when compared to alternative flooring options such as hardwood, tile and even carpet. Join the thousands who have turned their boring gray concrete into works of art.
Tru Tint acid stain can be used on vertical concrete, overlayment and microtoppings as well as standard concrete to acheive the same great special effects.
Acid stains are low in acid content but proper safety and handling precautions should be taken, along with proper ventilation and protective gear. Lastly, as with most concrete coloration, an acid stain will not look rich and dark unless sealed correctly so don’t forget to order a top quality concrete sealer as well to protect your surface from regular wear and tear.
Tru Tint Acid Stains produce the most natural, realistic, mother nature mimicking tones possible.