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  • Semi-transparent concrete stain
  • Low VOC water-based formulation
  • Satin finish
  • Trial Kits are non-returnable & non-refundable
Black
Black
Charcoal
Charcoal
Light Charcoal
Light Charcoal
Gray
Gray
Silver Gray
Silver Gray
Buff
Buff
Sunset Tan
Sunset Tan
Tan
Tan
Khaki
Khaki
Tweed
Tweed
Yukon Gold
Yukon Gold
Cumin
Cumin
Goldenrod
Goldenrod
Cafe Royale
Cafe Royale
Maple
Maple
Driftwood
Driftwood
Chocolate
Chocolate
Aztec Brown
Aztec Brown
Auburn
Auburn
Plum
Plum
Cinnabar
Cinnabar
Milano Red
Milano Red
Crimson
Crimson
Russet
Russet
Terra Cotta
Terra Cotta
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
Wheat
Wheat
Olive
Olive
Fern Green
Fern Green
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Product Details

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. 

Quick Facts

Application Tool: 3/8" nap roller
Location: Interior surfaces
Dry Time: 24-48 hours
Cleanup: ProClean Degreaser and warm water
Coverage: Approximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on concrete porosity 
Recommended Uses: Semi-smooth concrete floors such as basements, kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms


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 any oils, dirt, debris, Soy Gel Stripper, or Bean-E-Doo® Mastic Remover using scrub brush and ProClean Degreaser™.
    • Verify absorption by pouring a cup of water in various areas. If not absorbed within five minutes, etch surface with CitrusEtch™, then neutralize surface with ProClean Neutralizer™ and rinse thoroughly.
    • Allow concrete to thoroughly dry before application.

    Step 2: Application

    Coverage rate is approximately 200 square feet per gallon (two thin coats). 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.
    • 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 two 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 this will cause streaking (let weight of roller do the work).
    • Allow 12 hours before applying second coat (maximum of two thin coats).
      • Use a thumbnail to see if coat dents or scratches; if so, allow more time to cure.
    • Apply a second coat in opposite direction 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 exterior: Allow AcquaTint™ to cure for 12 hours and then apply one thin coat of AcquaSeal™.
    • For interior: Allow AcquaTint™ to cure for 48 hours and then apply two thin coats of ProWax Polish™.
    • 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 3/8th nap roller.
      • Roller must be wetted in sealer with excess rung out before back rolling.
    • To avoid droplets dripping onto surface: before releasing sprayer trigger, immediately place tip in a bucket.

    Cleanup:

    • Uncured AcquaTint™: Clean tools and supplies with ProClean™ Degreaser and warm water.
    • Cured AcquaTint™: Clean tools and supplies with Soy Gel Stripper.

    Maintenance:

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

    Tools & Supplies:

    • Pump-up sprayer
    • 3/8th Nap roller and paint tray (if rolling)
    • Plastic drop cloth
    • Scrub brush
    • Spiked shoes (if using CitrusEtch™)

    Disclaimer: Direct Colors does not warranty or guarantee results (outcomes). Concrete variations or improper application may cause unintended results. Test product on an inconspicuous or small area and allow to fully cure to ensure compatibility and desired result.

    How-To Videos

    Data Sheets

    Color Chart

    AcquaTint - Color Chart

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