Acid Stains

Concrete acid stain has been around for many years, but has recently been gaining popularity as the most popular way to decorate concrete floors. Whether you want to improve the look of a driveway, patio, store front entry, basement, bathroom, bedroom, or any concrete floor, this type of concrete staining will give beautiful results.

What is Concrete Acid Stain?
This type of stain is quite different than what you normally think about when you think “stain”. It is actually a combination of water, hydrochloric acid, and metallic salts. Since concrete is such a porous material, the solution works by penetrating the surface and changing the composition of the floor with a chemical reaction. Since you are actually changing the floor, and not just painting something on the surface, the color will not chip, peel, or fade. The colors you will get with an acid concrete stain are usually earth-toned, and the results should mimic marble, wood, or expensive stone. So, after you have selected your stain, application comes next.

Is Concrete Acid Stain Easy To Apply?
No. While there are a few precautions you must make (since you are going to be working with a mild acid, plus the clean-up of the acid and neutralizing the acid ). If you want a incredibly intricate design it is best to go with a professional concrete stain contractor. There are many tricks to the trade to insure that you will get the right color, let alone the proper sheen and wax coat if desired.

There are many colors and options to consider. Sometimes floors need a thin coat of a polymer modified concrete overlay to go over poor cement.

Please contact one of our professionals to help guide you in the process.
First Class Coatings Inc. 602-980-8050

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