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  • Semi-transparent concrete stain
  • Ideal for interior or exterior concrete surfaces
  • Low VOC water-based formulation

    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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    ColorWave™ Concrete Stain is a penetrating, water-based stain specifically formulated to color concrete, or other cement-based materials, by delivering ultra-fine pigment to the concrete surface. ColorWave™ works on interior and exterior concrete.

    Quick Facts

    • Application Tool: Pump sprayer, mop, stain/paint roller
    • Dry Time: 24 hours
    • Coverage: 1 Gallon covers 200 sq feet per coat
    • Top Coat Sealer: Acrylic Water-Based Sealer
    • Recommended Uses: Concrete floors, walls, columns, vertical decorative concrete


    Step 1: Surface Preparation

    • Cover areas at risk of over-spray with plastic drop cloth
    • Newly poured concrete must cure for 30 days prior to application
    • Remove oils, dirt, or debris using a Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser. Also use this after applying stripper or mastic remover
    • Verify absorption by pouring a cup of 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 200-400 square feet per gallon. Coverage rates may vary based on concrete texture, porosity, and application method.
    • NOTE: Store ColorWave™ at room temperature. Before applying, surface temperature must be above 40°F (4°C) but not over 95°F (35°C).

     

    Option 1: Spraying (preferred method)

    • Remove filters from Pump-Up Sprayer
    • Shake product vigorously to blend color, then pour into Pump-Up Sprayer
    • Apply in circular motions
    • Shake the sprayer tank often to prevent color from settling
    • Second coat is optional
    • If using an accent color, follow same steps as above allowing for varied color
    • Allow surface to thoroughly dry before sealing

     

    Option 2: Brooming or Brushing

    • Shake product and pour into a paint tray
    • Dip broom or brush into material and allow excess to drip from brush back into pan
    • Scrub color onto the surface in an irregular fashion, controlling variation as desired
    • Second coat is optional
    • If using an accent color, follow same steps as above allowing for varied color
    • Allow surface to thoroughly dry before sealing

     

    Step 3: Seal


     

    Tools & Supplies:

     

    Pro Tips:

    • When Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment is applied wear spiked shoes to prevent permanent footprints
    • Avoid over-application that can lead to puddling
    • Apply up to two additional coats of the same or secondary colors to achieve mottling effects
    • Use warm soapy water to clean

     

    Clean up:

     

    Disclaimer: Direct Colors does not warrant or guarantee outcomes. Concrete variations or improper application may cause unintended results. We recommend testing a small area first.

     

    How-To Guide

    Step 1: Surface Preparation

    • Cover areas at risk of over-spray with plastic drop cloth
    • Newly poured concrete must cure for 30 days prior to application
    • Remove oils, dirt, or debris using a Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser. Also use this after applying stripper or mastic remover
    • Verify absorption by pouring a cup of 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 200-400 square feet per gallon. Coverage rates may vary based on concrete texture, porosity, and application method.
    • NOTE: Store ColorWave™ at room temperature. Before applying, surface temperature must be above 40°F (4°C) but not over 95°F (35°C).

     

    Option 1: Spraying (preferred method)

    • Remove filters from Pump-Up Sprayer
    • Shake product vigorously to blend color, then pour into Pump-Up Sprayer
    • Apply in circular motions
    • Shake the sprayer tank often to prevent color from settling
    • Second coat is optional
    • If using an accent color, follow same steps as above allowing for varied color
    • Allow surface to thoroughly dry before sealing

     

    Option 2: Brooming or Brushing

    • Shake product and pour into a paint tray
    • Dip broom or brush into material and allow excess to drip from brush back into pan
    • Scrub color onto the surface in an irregular fashion, controlling variation as desired
    • Second coat is optional
    • If using an accent color, follow same steps as above allowing for varied color
    • Allow surface to thoroughly dry before sealing

     

    Step 3: Seal


     

    Tools & Supplies:

     

    Pro Tips:

    • When Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment is applied wear spiked shoes to prevent permanent footprints
    • Avoid over-application that can lead to puddling
    • Apply up to two additional coats of the same or secondary colors to achieve mottling effects
    • Use warm soapy water to clean

     

    Clean up:

     

    Disclaimer: Direct Colors does not warrant or guarantee outcomes. Concrete variations or improper application may cause unintended results. We recommend testing a small area first.

     

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