Interior Concrete Stains
What is the Best Interior Concrete Stain?
Ready to color your concrete, but aren’t sure what product to use? This brief guide will give you the information you need to choose the best colorant for your concrete DIY project.
There are a few things to consider when purchasing your concrete colorant: project location, desired look, and skill level. To make your choice as easy as possible, read the brief product descriptions below to make sure you find the perfect Direct Colors product for you.
AcquaTint™ - One Step Stain & Sealer
AcquaTint™ is a film-forming stain that simply coats and adds color to concrete floors. Unlike other concrete stains and dyes, there is no need to seal film-forming concrete stains. The stain sits on top of the existing concrete, and includes the sealer in the solution.
Direct Colors’ AcquaTint™ is our all-in-one stain & seal product for indoor concrete concrete floors.
Everstain™ - Concrete Acid Stain
Direct Colors Concrete Acid Stains are designed to enhance the appearance of concrete and other cement-based surface materials. It has been proven in thousands of commercial and residential applications to create a beautiful and unique flooring surface.
Concrete Acid Stains produce unique and permanent color effects in concrete, self-leveling topping systems, gunite, cement plaster, stucco, shotcrete, natural stone marble, cultured stone, limestone and other surfaces.
Each concrete acid stain creates marbled color effects that simulate the natural shadings and aged appearance of stone or masonry. The color effect is unique to each stained surface and cannot be duplicated with other materials.
ColorWave™ - Water-Based Stain
ColorWave™ Concrete Stain is a penetrating, water-based stain specifically formulated to stain concrete, or other cement-based materials, by delivering ultra-fine pigment to the concrete’s surface. ColorWave™ works on both interior and exterior concrete.
Being a water-based concrete colorant, ColorWave™ Concrete Stain from Direct Colors is eco-friendly with low VOC. This means that the stain is safe to use around your family and pets, and is non-toxic to surrounding wildlife and plantlife in and around your home or commercial application.
The ColorWave™ Stain System is intended for use on concrete floors, but can also be used to improve the appearance of concrete walls, columns, and other vertical decorative concrete features.
Vibrance™ - Acetone-Based Dye
Concrete dyes are a great way to color existing slabs of concrete and offer a wide range of color options. Colors can be used to cover previous dyes or concrete stains, or to create something entirely new. Concrete dyes can be used to create a multi-dimensional polished concrete look or to apply solid colors to concrete surfaces.
The raw form of the dye is a super fine powder that is dispersed in a solvent such as acetone or water. Learn more about how to prepare and apply concrete dyes in our guide.
DecoGel™ - Concrete Acid Stain
Deco Gel Acid Stain is an acid-based gel of minerals and acid designed to adhere without drips or runs to concrete walls, borders, columns or other similar projects.
Deco Gel has been specifically designed for use on vertical applications. When sealed with the proper sealer, the stain produces a bright variegated surface unique to this process. Deco Gel acid stain can be used in conjunction with Direct Colors liquid acid stain for projects that have both vertical and horizontal surfaces.
Popular applications include stenciling, countertops, borders, vertical walls, concrete masonry, floor design decor, and freehand art.
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