Direct Colors’ Antiquing Concrete Stain is our best selling exterior concrete coloring product. Easily add or restore color to previously stained concrete pathways, patio, and stamped concrete where color has faded. Our premium, spray-on formula applies directly on top of existing sealers and begins coloring concrete immediately.
Application Tool: Pump sprayer
Cleanup: Mineral spirits
Coverage: Aproximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on concrete porosity
Recommended Uses: Stamped concrete, rough concrete, previously sealed concrete surface
Use a Concrete Cleaner and Degreaser to clean and prepare your stamped concrete for staining. Paint, oil, and other materials on your stamped concrete won’t allow the stain to bond. So, in order to get the best result possible, these materials need to be cleaned from the surface.
A Cleaner and Degreaser, used along with a Medium Bristle Scrub Brush
, will easily remove any unwanted materials from your stamped concrete. Once the surface has been cleaned and swept free of dust and debris, let it dry completely before proceeding to apply the concrete antiquing stain.
Applying The Antiquing Stain
With any DIY project, safety should be your number one priority. When applying concrete antiquing stain or any concrete coloring product, it’s important to take precautions to ensure your safety, and the safety of those around you.
Wear a Dust Mask
and Safety Gloves
to prevent fume inhalation and skin irritation from direct contact with the stain. The Dust Mask can also be used when sanding or evening out the concrete surface using a hand or machine trowel.
should be used in concrete staining projects to prevent footprints and slipping when applying the antiquing stain. Concrete antiquing stains may take multiple layers to achieve the desired color. The spiked Shoes will allow you to walk across and around your project area without affecting your previous layer.
Concrete Antiquing Stain is available in 29 unique colors. A gallon of concrete antiquing stain is enough to complete a 200 square foot project. This amount of stain accounts for multiple layers for you to achieve your desired color for your outdoor stamped concrete.
Shake the bottle of concrete antiquing stain to activate the colorant. Open the lid and pour the antiquing stain into a Pump Up Sprayer.
Shake the pump sprayer filled with concrete antiquing stain to activate the colorant. Use the pump to increase the pressure, and start spraying.
NOTE: Spray the concrete antiquing stain in a corner of your project area to test.
Spray the concrete antiquing stain in even layers across the entire concrete surface until you achieve a “wet” consistency. Be sure to shake the pump sprayer periodically to avoid clumping around the nozzle.
Allow the final coat of concrete antiquing stain to dry for up to 6 hours before sealing.
Sealing The Stamped Concrete
Our Solvent-Based, Satin Acrylic Sealer
is the perfect product to finish your concrete antiquing stain project. This sealer is perfect for outdoor concrete, is easy to apply, and highlights the underlying colors of your newly stained concrete pavers.
To apply the Direct Colors’ Solvent-Based Satin Acrylic Sealer, first pour the product into a Sealer Pump Sprayer
. Put on your Dust Mask, Safety Gloves and Spiked Shoes. Evenly apply two coats of sealer to your stamped concrete surface. Allow each coat of concrete sealer at least 6 hours to dry before applying second or third layers.
Once the final coat of sealer has dried, you’re all done! Enjoy your newly concrete antiquing stained stamped concrete!