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Acid stain is gaining in popularity by the minute. Once the stain reacts, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete, and won't fade, chip off or peel away. Like stains for wood, acid based stains are translucent and the color they produce will vary depending on the color and condition of the substrate they are applied to.
Green Lawn Stain
Golden Wheat Stain
Aqua Blue Stain
Vintage Umber Stain
English Red Stain
Picture a concrete coloring material that produces a unique look whenever it's applied. No two floors or walls look the same after being treated with this material. That's the magic of the acid-etch chemical staining process-an infinite number of possible results limited only by the creativity of the installer. It's why installers get so involved with the process, and it's why thier customers must have realistic expectations about the outcome. They should expect variability, not uniformity.
Chemical stains can be applied to new or old, plain concrete surfaces. Although they are often called acid stains, acid isn't the ingredient that colors the concrete. Metallic salts in an acidic, water-based solution react with hydrated lime(calcium hydroxide) in hardened concrete to yeild insoluble, colored compounds that become a permanent part of the concrete.
Each concrete slab will accept the stain in varying degrees of intensity, creating natural color variations that bring character and distinction to each project. What acid stains don't offer is broad color selection. You'll mostly find them in a limitied array of subtle earth tones, such as tans, browns, terra cottas, and soft blue-greens.
When dealing with acid stain you want to apply a sealer. Outside stains will need to be presser cleaned and resealed about every 2 to 3 years to maintain a beautiful acid stain concrete surface.