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  • Semi-transparent concrete stain
  • Low VOC water-based formulation
  • Satin finish
  • Trial Kits are non-returnable & non-refundable
Auburn
Auburn
Aztec Brown
Aztec Brown
Black
Black
Buff
Buff
Cafe Royale
Cafe Royale
Charcoal
Charcoal
Chocolate
Chocolate
Cinnabar
Cinnabar
Crimson
Crimson
Cumin
Cumin
Driftwood
Driftwood
Fern Green
Fern Green
Goldenrod
Goldenrod
Khaki
Khaki
Light Charcoal
Light Charcoal
Maple
Maple
Milano Red
Milano Red
Olive
Olive
Plum
Plum
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
Russet
Russet
Silver Gray
Silver Gray
Sunset Tan
Sunset Tan
Tan
Tan
Terra Cotta
Terra Cotta
Tweed
Tweed
Wheat
Wheat
Yukon Gold
Yukon Gold
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AcquaTint™ is a low VOC, easy to apply, cost effective staining option to improve the look of interior concrete floors. AcquaTint™ is a colored concrete sealer so it has the same protective benefits as clear sealers with the color added bonus. AcquaTint™ is not paint so it will not completely cover concrete imperfections. 

Trial Kit Includes

  • Select 3 different colors out of 30 colors (4 oz each)
  • Foam Application Brushes (Qty 3)

  • Note: Since this is a made to-order-product, we cannot offer refunds, exchanges, or returns.
    Due to DOT-ORM-D regulations, this product cannot be expedited and can only be shipped by ground.
     
    Basement floor stained with Charcoal AcquaTint™ and Direct Colors Concrete Floor Wax

    WHERE TO APPLY ACQUATINT™ 

    New or existing interior concrete surfaces such as: basements, kitchens, living rooms, and bathrooms.


    WHEN NOT TO APPLY ACQUATINT™

    DO NOT apply AcquaTint onto exterior, rough or highly porous concrete surfaces.




    Commercial space floor stained with Silver Gray AcquaTint™ and Direct Colors Commercial Concrete Floor Wax









    How-To Guide


    Printable AcquaTint™  How-To Guide


    Step 1: Preparation


    • Cover areas at risk of over-spray with plastic drop cloth
    • Newly poured concrete must cure for 30 days before application 
    • For existing concrete:
      • Remove paint or previously applied sealer using Soy Gel Stripper
      • Remove carpet glue or other adhesives using Bean-e-doo Mastic Remover
      • Remove oils, dirt, debris, Soy Gel Stripper, Bean-e-doo Mastic Remover, using a scrub brush and ProClean Degreaser™
    • Verify absorption by pouring a cup of a water in various areas. If not absorbed within 5 minutes, etch the surface with Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment
    • Allow the concrete to thoroughly dry before Application


    Step 2: Application


    Coverage rate is approximately 200 square feet per gallon. Coverage rates may vary based on concrete texture, surface porosity, and application method.

    NOTE: Only apply AcquaTint when surface temperature is between 40 °F (4 °C) and 95 °F (35 °C).

    Caution: May be harmful if swallowed or ingested. Contact with skin can cause mild irritation. Avoid contact with eyes.

    Option 1: Spraying (preferred method)
    • Remove all filters from Pump-Up Sprayer
    • Shake AcquaTint™ well before pouring into sprayer
    • Begin spraying at a far corner to maintain a clear path to exit
    • Spray AcquaTint™ on surface in slightly circular motions with irregular overlaps
      • Shake sprayer tank from side to side often to prevent color from settling
      • Spray thin coats to avoid puddling
    • Allow 12 hours before applying second coat (maximum of 2 thin coats)
      • Use a thumbnail to see if coat dents or scratches; if so, allow more time to cure
    • Apply a second coat following same method
    Option 2: Rolling
    • Shake AcquaTint™ well before pouring into paint tray
    • Use 3/8" nap roller to apply first thin coat and roll in one direction only
      • Do not apply pressure to roller as it this will cause streaking (let weight of roller do the work)
    • Allow 12 hours before applying second coat (maximum of 2 thin coats)
      • Use a thumbnail to see if coat dents or scratches; if so, allow more time to cure
    • Apply a second coat following same method

    WAIT UNTIL CURED

    • 24 hours before foot traffic or placing heavy furniture
    • 48 hours before driving over surface or allowing parked vehicles

    Step 3: Seal & Protect Finish


    • For interior: Allow AcquaTint™ to cure for 48 hours and then apply thin coats of ProWax Polish
    • For exterior: Allow AcquaTint™ to cure for 12 hours and then apply one thin coat of AcquaSeal
    • For additional application instructions see AcquaSeal™ and ProWax Polish™ How-To Guides


    Pro Tips:


    • Begin spraying at a far corner to maintain a clear path to exit
    • If sealer is pooling or appears uneven, backroll with a 3/8" nap roller
      • Roller must be wetted in sealer and excess rung out before back rolling
    • To avoid droplets dripping onto surface, before releasing sprayer trigger immediately place tip in a bucket


    Clean-Up:


    • Uncured AcquaTint™: Clean tools and supplies with ProClean Degreaser™ and warm water
    • Cured AcquaTint™: Clean tools and supplies with SoyGel

    Maintenance:


    • For exterior: Protect finish every 2 years with AcquaSeal™ or as needed
    • For interior: Protect finish every 2 years with ProWax Polish or spot treat high-traffic areas as needed
    • For additional application instructions see AcquaSeal™, EasySeal™ and ProWax Polish™ How-To Guides

    Tools & Supplies:


    • Pump-up Spayer
    • 3/8" Nap Roller & Paint Tray
    • Plastic Drop Cloth
    • Scrub Brush
    • Spiked Shoes (if using Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment)

    Disclaimer: Direct Colors does not warrant or guarantee outcomes. Concrete variations or improper application may cause unintended results. test Products in an inconspicuous or small area and fully cure to ensure compatibility and desired result.

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