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  • Ideal for interior applications
  • Low VOC water-based formulation
  • For exterior applications use EasyTint

    How much do I need to stain my concrete?

    It will depend on the square footage of your application.

    The coverage rate is 200 square feet per gallon (2 coats) depending on concrete porosity. Two or more coats are required.

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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.

    Quick Facts

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

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    Note: Since this is a made to-order-product, we cannot offer refunds, exchanges, or returns.

    Basement floor stained with Charcoal AcquaTint™ and Direct Colors Concrete Floor Wax


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


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


    • New concrete must cure for a minimum of 30 days
    • Floors that have been previously painted must be stripped using a paint & sealer stripper
    • For better color adhesion, open up the concrete with an etching solution, such as Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment
    • Tip: Use Spiked Shoes during etching solution application to avoid shoe prints etched into the concrete surface
    • Remove dirt and debris using a Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser Concentrate
    • Clean floor thoroughly and make sure it is completely rinsed and dry before staining
    • Protect surrounding areas from backplash with drop cloths or firm cardboard
    • When working with multiple colors, do not apply tape to surfaces recently coated with stain or sealer, as adhesive may remove the coatings


    • Shake AcquaTint™ bottle thoroughly
    • Pour AcquaTint™ into paint tray
    • Important: Test the color first, using a small corner area of your concrete slab
    • Use a 3/8" nap roller to apply your first coat in a north-south direction
    • Tip: Wear chemical resistant Spiked Shoes to prevent foot prints
    • Tip: Do not apply pressure to the roller - this can cause streaking. Let the roller's weight do the work
    • Allow 12 hours to dry
    • Tip: Use a thumbnail to see if the initial coat dents or scratches; if so, allow more time to dry (cure)
    • Apply second coat in the same manner as described above, except in an east-west direction
    • Tip: If AcquaTint™ puddles immediately back roll with the 3/8" nap roller (soak in excess and wring out excess)
    • Do not walk on wet AcquaTint™
    • Allow 24 hours to dry


    • To complete the staining, a clear protective finish should be applied. Use our premium, easy-to-use Concrete Floor Wax
    • Allow 3 - 4 hours before applying a second coat
    • Allow 12 hours to dry before walking on it or placing furniture


    Protect finish every two years with Concrete Floor Wax

    Commercial space floor stained with Silver Gray AcquaTint™ and Concrete Floor Wax.  Learn step-by-step details on how this project was done here

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