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  • Test out different color options before committing to a full-size purchase
  • Easy to apply with foam applicator brush
  • Includes a choice of satin or gloss sealer for added protection and durability
Due to hazmat regulations, this product cannot be shipped via air
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Charcoal
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Light Charcoal
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Gray
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Silver Gray
Eagle Gray
Eagle Gray
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Buff
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Tan
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Khaki
Tweed
Tweed
Wheat
Wheat
Yukon Gold
Yukon Gold
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Cumin
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Maple
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Cafe Royale
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Sunset Tan
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Cinnabar
Milano Red
Milano Red
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Choosing the right color for your concrete just got easier with our Antiquing™ Stain Trial Kit! Perfect for both beginners and professionals, this kit allows you to test out different color options on most concrete surfaces before you commit to a full-size purchase. It's a must-have because the final appearance of the stain can vary depending on your concrete's original color and condition. Our kit simplifies the process of finding the color that best suits your needs, enabling you to move forward with your project confidently.

When it comes to sealing, you've got options. EasySeal™, although a bit stronger in smell, enhances the richness of the color, perfect if you're aiming for a bold look. AcquaSeal™ is gentler on the senses yet still delivers a beautiful finish. Remember, applying the sealer is a crucial step—it's what brings the color to life and makes it pop. Skipping this step might leave you wondering where the color went, but once sealed, the true shades vividly emerge.

What's Included in the Kit:

  • For Staining: Three Antiquing™ Stain colors (4-ounce each) plus three foam applicators for precise application.
  • For Sealing: Your choice of a satin or gloss acrylic sealer (4-ounce) and a foam applicator brush for smooth, even coverage.

Note: Kit components are non-returnable and non-refundable.

Quick Facts

  • Location: Ideal for stamped concrete driveways, patios, pool decks, walkways, and other outdoor concrete areas.
  • Dry Time: Allow a minimum of 8 hours drying time before applying the sealer.
  • Coverage: Each trial-size color can cover approximately 6 sq. ft., varying by surface condition.
  • Recommended Sealers: Compatible with both AcquaSeal™ Water-based and EasySeal™ Solvent-based Acrylic Sealer.
  • Application Temperature: For optimal results, apply between 40°F-95°F (4°C-35°C).
  • Important Note: Requires proper ventilation due to strong fumes.

Special Offers

Antiquing™ Stain & Seal Bundle

A package including one gallon of Antiquing™ Stain and one gallon of sealer, ideal for small to medium projects.

Antiquing™ Complete DIY Kit

This comprehensive kit is perfect for DIY enthusiasts, containing protective gear, cleaning supplies, a gallon of stain, application tools, and sealer.

Antiquing™ Mega Bundle

A bulk deal offering five gallons of Antiquing™ Stain and five gallons of sealer, suitable for large-scale projects or professional use.

FAQ

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How do I remove antiquing stain from test area?

Antiquing stain can be removed using odorless mineral spirits.

When I applied my antiquing stain, why am I not seeing a difference in color?

The pigments in antiquing stain nest down into the pores so it appears as if there is no change in color to the concrete surface. Once you apply our acrylic solvent-based sealer, you will see a dramatic difference in color.

I am using the antiquing concrete stain in my garage. prepped/ sprayed the stain but it has left a heavy dust on the surface after over 12 hours. Is this normal?

The Antiquing Stain by itself is only a pigment based topical colorant and needs a sealer otherwise the color will just wash/erode away.

How-To Guide

Preliminary Testing

Before using the product for your entire project, try it out on a small, hidden area of the surface you'll be working on. This will let you see how it looks and if it's the right fit for your project.

Pre-Application

  • Clean: Thoroughly clean the surface to remove dust, dirt, oil, grease, paint, glue, sealers, curing agents, stamp tool releases, efflorescence, chemical contaminants, rust, algae, mildew, and other foreign matters that may interfere with the proper application of the stain.
  • Temperature: Apply in temperatures between 40°F (4°C) to 95°F (35°C).
  • Profiled: Conduct an absorption test to determine if the concrete is ready for staining. Pour water onto the surface and wait 3-5 minutes. If the water is not absorbed, clean and etch the surface using CitrusEtch™ to open the pores of the concrete. Refer to the CitrusEtch™ Technical Data Sheet for detailed instructions. If the water is absorbed, the surface is ready for stain application.
  • Image showing two concrete surfaces: on the left, a surface that passes the water absorption test with water penetrating the concrete, and on the right, a surface failing the test with water pooling on top
    Left: Concrete surface passing water absorption test. Right: Surface failing the test.

Preparation

  • Check Kit Contents: Confirm your kit includes three Antiquing™ Stain colors, one sealer, and three foam brush applicators.
  • Choose Your Color: Select which of the three Antiquing™ Stain colors you'd like to experiment with.
  • Mix the Stain (Important): Pigment settling at the bottom of the bottle is normal. To mix it thoroughly, shake the bottle really vigorously. Sometimes, it requires a lot of effort to disperse all the settled pigment from the bottom. This step is crucial to ensure the pigment is evenly distributed throughout the liquid before application.
  • Preventing Deep Penetration (Optional, with Caution): Considering removing the stain later? Applying a base coat of sealer before the stain might help, but please be aware it’s not a guaranteed method to prevent the pigment from penetrating deeply into the concrete's pores. This technique is intended to make it easier to remove the color later, though it may not completely prevent deep pigment deposition. Be prepared that complete color removal might not be possible, depending on the concrete and stain interaction.

Application

  • Check Sealer Dryness: Ensure the base coat of sealer (if applied) is completely dry before you start staining. This is crucial for the best adherence and effect of the stain.
  • Dip the Brush: Immerse the foam brush applicator into the Antiquing™ stain bottle. Given the runny nature of the product, ensure your brush is adequately coated for a generous application.
  • Apply Stain Generously: For optimal coverage and color depth, apply the stain generously. The product's fluid nature requires generous application for proper coverage. Apply at least two generous coats for the most accurate color representation.
  • Drying Time: Allow the stain to dry completely, about 8 hours. The stain may appear almost colorless or very faint when dry, which is expected.
  • Patience is Essential: It's important to allow the full recommended drying time to ensure the stain has set properly before evaluating its true color.
  • Sealer Application is Critical: Applying the sealer after the stain has dried is essential for accurately assessing the color. The sealer not only enhances the color, making it vibrant and visible but is crucial for evaluating the true finish and color accuracy during the testing phase. This step reveals the stain's true color characteristics.

Clean-Up

Product Clean-Up
Antiquing™ Stain Xylene
AcquaSeal™ Water-based Sealer ProClean Degreaser™ and warm water
EasySeal™ Solvent-based Sealer Xylene

Disposal

Dispose of unused product according to local environmental or hazardous waste regulations.

Shelf Life and Storage

Use Antiquing™ Stain within one year of purchase and store it in a cool, indoor location away from sunlight and heat.

Coverage

Estimated coverage is around 6 square feet per trial size color, varying with surface conditions and application methods.

Safety & Precautions

DANGER: HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. COMBUSTIBLE. Do not swallow. Do not get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not breathe fumes. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flames. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Wear a mask. Wear safety glasses and chemical resistant gloves. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Contains: Petroleum Distillates and Aliphatic amine derivative FIRST AID TREATMENT: If swallowed, call physician immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes or on skin, rinse well with water. If on clothes, remove clothes. If breathed in, move person into fresh air.

Warranty

Antiquing™ Stain is guaranteed for uniform quality within manufacturing tolerances. No warranty is provided for its application effects. Liability for defects is limited to refunding the purchase price. Users bear all other risks and liabilities. For inquiries, contact Direct Colors customer service.

How-To Videos

Test Before You Invest: Stain Trial Kit Tutorial
Water Absorption Test

Color Chart

Antiquing Stamped Concrete Stain Color Chart

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