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We had a old stamped concrete slab that was a faded brick red color...it was just plain ugly! I figured I'd have to go pretty dark to cover the red. I chose to go with Yukon Gold and Aztec Brown. I brushed on both colors in random blocks. I was surprised how well the Yucon Gold covered. I was not as impressed on the Aztec Brown coverage-allot of red still pulled through. In the end I'm pretty satisfied with the end result!!! I would love to share my pictures but I don't see the option to do so.
The stain overall is good, just not sure what is the point in having 'black' and 'charcoal' as choices when in order to get the concrete anywhere near black, it took so many applications. Let black be black and the lighter greys be lighter. I would have thought two coats of black stain would get it quite dark, but not really. Other than that, I am pleased with the process and outcome after a second gallon was purchased and applied

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  • Color or restore faded concrete
  • Ideal for textured and stamped concrete
  • Can be applied to previously colored concrete
  • NOTE: Antiquing stain must be sealed after application

    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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    Easily add or restore color to previously stained concrete driveway, pathway, patio, or any stamped concrete where color has faded. Our premium, spray-on formula applies directly on top of concrete in combination with our top-of-the line sealers provide you with a fade resistant, low maintenance, and easy to clean outdoor living space for many years to come. 
     
    Quick Facts

    • Application Tool: Pump Sprayer
    • Dry Time: 6 - 8 hours before applying exterior concrete sealer (sealer application is a required step)
    • Cleanup: Mineral Spirits
    • Coverage: Approximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on porosity
    • ExteriorSealer: Solvent-based, acrylic concrete sealer
    • Recommended Uses: Concrete patios, driveways, pool decks, walkways or any textured, brushed or stamped concrete surface.


    Note: Since this is a made to-order-product, we cannot offer refunds, exchanges, or returns.
    Due to DOT-ORM-D regulations, this product cannot be expedited and can only be shipped by ground.



    WHERE TO APPLY ANTIQUING STAIN

    New or existing exterior stamped concrete surfaces such as: Patios, Driveways, Pool Decks, and Walkways. 


    WHEN NOT TO APPLY ANTIQUING STAIN

    DO NOT apply Antiquing Stain In poorly ventilated areas and/or very smooth concrete surfaces.


    SURFACE PREPARATION

    • New concrete must cure for a minimum of 30 days, and may be influenced by wet or dry weather
    • Remove dirt and debris using a Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser Concentrate
    • Clean floor thoroughly and make sure it is completely rinsed and dry before staining. A pressure washer may be used outdoors
    • Protect surrounding areas from backsplash with drop cloths or firm cardboard
    • When working with multiple colors, do not apply tape to surfaces recently coated with stain or sealer, as the adhesive may remove the coatings

    APPLICATION 

    • Shake Antiquing Stain bottle thoroughly 
    • Pour the stain directly into a pump sprayer
    • Continue to shake periodically during application to ensure particulate does not settle at the bottom
    • Tip: Practice spraying on a piece of cardboard or newspaper
    • Important: Test the color first, using a small corner area of your concrete slab
    • Tip: Wear chemical resistant Spiked Shoes to prevent foot prints 
    • Apply Antiquing Stain using a random, straight or circular motion until a "wet" appearance is achieved
    • Allow 6 – 8 hours to dry before applying additional coats


    SEALER APPLICATION

    • To complete the staining, a clear protective finish must be applied. Use a premium, easy-to-use sealer such as Direct Colors Acrylic Concrete Sealers
    • Allow stain to dry 8 hours before applying a high quality solvent-based acrylic concrete sealer
    • For a perfect seal that protects your hard work for years to come, read our How to Apply Acrylic Concrete Sealer instructions


    RESTORE FADED STAMPED CONCRETE COLOR



    STAIN OVER REPAIRED CRACKED STAMPED CONCRETE


    FAQ

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

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

    I ordered a trial kit and we found the color we are going with. Can I stain yet this Fall and seal in the spring? No way will we meet the temp spec for sealing this year.

    For Antiquing stain there is no way to apply it without then sealing it because its just pigments in a dispersion solvent and once its dry the pigments will be taken away by wind, rain, traffic. It would be best to just wait for the whole project to come together.

    Is antiquing concrete stain permanent?

    No, Antiquing Concrete Stain is a topical colorant. As the product is applied, the pigments will nest into the concrete pores, the solvent-based liquid will off-gas and dry, and then a sealer will need to be applied to keep the colorant on the surface.

    How long does the antiquing stain need to dry before applying sealer?

    For exterior concrete, allow 6-8 hours for antiquing stain to dry and off-gas before applying acrylic solvent-based sealer.

    What should I use for cleanup of antiquing stain?

    Odorless mineral spirits should be used for the cleanup of antiquing stain.

    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.

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