Concrete Acid Stain is a water-based liquid bearing minerals and acid. The acid stain penetrates the pores of the concrete forcing a chemical reaction between the muriatic acid and the available lime in the surface. Once acid stained, the color of the concrete is permanently altered. When sealed with an appropriate concrete sealer and for indoor applications, acid stain produces a unique, variegated finish. For the best coverage with concrete acid stain in large or small projects, use our Pump Up Acid Stain Sprayer.
For testing and small project, try our Small Concrete Acid Stain Sample Kit which includes 4 oz. of all 10 stains and a sample of DCI Water Based Concrete Sealer. For larger projects, select our Large Concrete Acid Stain Kit. Each kit includes 10 quart size containers.
Direct Colors’ DIY Concrete Acid Stain Kit for Homeowners has everything you need for a 200 sq. ft. concrete acid stain project. For something slighter larger, each Concrete Acid Stain Add-On Kit will clean, stain and seal an additional 200 sq. ft. per add-on kit.
When applying multiple concrete acid stain colors, always use acid resistant shoes to avoid leaving shoe impressions in wet, active stain.
Remember if your floor is machine troweled and potentially too smooth to acid stain, add one gallon of Hard Trowel Floor Prep for every 400 sq. ft. of concrete to open the pores for a more robust reaction.
Key Concrete Acid Stain Features:
• Affordable, unique decorative concrete floor finish
• Indoor/outdoor DIY chemically reactive stain
• 200 sq. ft. per gallon (applying two coats for optimal coverage or a single saturating coat)
• Apply using all plastic garden sprayer or with a foam brush for smaller projects
• Add water to our full-strength acid stains for additional color variation
• All acid stained surfaces must be sealed and if indoors, waxed.
• For machined troweled surfaces, apply Hard Trowel Floor Prep before staining.
***Note: Azure Blue, Avocado, Shifting Sand and Sea Grass are for indoor use only.
Concrete Countertop Mix
All-in-One GFRC Ready Countertop Mix Suitable for Any Indoor or Outdoor Project
Acid Stain Resistant Spiked Shoes
Used to walk on wet acid stain and create unique multi-colored flooring applications
Deco Gel Acid Stain
Gel-based Acid Stain for Vertical and Concrete Decor Projects
DCI Hard Trowel Floor Prep
Pre-treatment used to chemically-profile exceptionally smooth machine-troweled concrete floors
Sample Size Deco Gel Acid Stain
Perfect for Concrete Decor, Design Work and Testing
Pump Up Acid Stain Sprayer
All plastic acid stain sprayer, suitable for large or small projects.
Add On for DIY Acid Stain Kit
Add an additional gallon of stain and sealer to your DIY kit
DIY Concrete Acid Stain Kit
Concrete Acid Stain Kit is Perfect for Small, First Time Home Projects
DCI Concrete Dye Sample Kit
Perfect for pre-application testing and smaller jobs like stenciling or border work
Concrete Acid Stain
Penetrates concrete pores forcing a chemical reaction and permanent color alteration
DCI Concrete Cleaner and Degreaser
Heavy-duty, all-purpose cleaner/degreaser for all concrete surfaces
Large Concrete Acid Stain Sample Kit
Perfect for testing and small jobs - includes 1 qt. of each color
Sprayable Satin Finish Concrete Sealer
Easy to Apply. Preferred choice for exterior concrete.
Small Concrete Acid Stain Sample Kit
Perfect for small jobs and testing.
Sample Size Acid Stain
Perfect for small projects, countertops and testing