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Used two gallons chocolate to freshen up my 12 tear old ribbon on my driveway, sidewalk/porch. Pressure washed to prep and that was it. Applied at 4:1 ratio with stain and allowed to dry 5 hours and then reapplied 2nd gallon of stain. Waited 6 hours then applied 1st coat of solvent based satin sealer. Came back next morning and applied 2nd coat of sealer. Looks a little darker than I thought but overall looks much better. Will see how it holds up after a few years! Nice product.
Easy to apply. Applied the stain overexisting stamped and stained concrete driveway accent. It did not appear to enhance or color the concrete. However, once i applied the sealer the color popped and dried to an attractive antiqued finish that looks better than the original finish.
Excellent experience. Fast delivery
Correct color and delivered on time.
Great product. Easy to apply. Worked great.
Very easy to use. Dries fast. Be patient because it looks very dry until you seal it, then it comes to life! Our stamped concrete looked very orange and faded, so we wanted to "brown it down". We used Café Royal and gave the edges 2 coats to darken it more. My husband and I did it ourselves and it sure made us proud! We look like pro's!!!
worked as promised best concrete stain on the market. Finally a product that delivers on the promises they make. I bought a gallon to try and will be back for more and that's a promise.
Received the products very fast. Used the antiquing stain and the solvent based satin sealer to renew our patio and it looks great. Hoping it lasts this is the first time I have used this product.


  • 30% off sealer with purchase of stain - Code SEAL30
  • Ideal for textured and stamped concrete
  • Can be applied to previously colored or sealed concrete
  • 1 gallon = 200 sq. ft. of two coat stain coverage

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    Direct Colors’ Antiquing Concrete Stain is our best selling exterior concrete coloring product. With Antiquing Stains, you can 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 existing sealants which in combination with our top-of-the line sealers provide you with a fade resistant, low maintenace, and easy to clean outdoor living space for many years to come.


    Quick Facts

    Application Tool: Pump sprayer
    Dry Time: 5-6 hours before applying exterior concrete sealer
    Cleanup: Mineral spirits
    Coverage: Aproximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on concrete porosity
    Recommended Uses: Stamped concrete, rough concrete, previously sealed concrete surface

    Note: As a made to order product, there are no refunds, exchanges, or returns.

    Due to DOT ORM-D Regulations this product can not be expedited and must be shipped Ground

    Surface Preparation

    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.

    Spiked Shoes 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!

    What is Stamped Concrete?

    Stamped concrete also known as patterned concrete or imprinted concrete, uses silicone stamps designed to mimic real stone, slate, bricks, cobblestone, and even wood planks. Stamped concrete patterns can be applied using a concrete overlay that goes over pre-existing concrete, or it can be imprinted into freshly-poured concrete before it hardens.

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    Newly poured, nothing on it for foot traffic, etc. We live in Northern Nebraska so we have both hot and cold extremes. I am needing help in the staining product to use and I am real leery about a sealer peeling down the line. we like the antique look but with just a light broom finish are there going to be areas that will be darker and lighter with just one color or do I need to go with a lighter color on bottom then darker on top so its not all one color?

    Now it looks really new so it needs to wait at least 30 days to fully cure before we can do anything decorative too it. And what with you being more north you might want to give it a few more days just to be safe. I would just spray the slab down with water and as long as water absorbs within 5 minutes there should be no problems with any extra colors.

    The Antiquing Stain would do better if you use two colors. You can either go lighter then darker or darker then lighter it won’t matter with this product as it is a topical color only. The best sealer for outdoors is our Acrylic Sealer, Solvent Based Satin.

    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.

    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 and then once the liquid dries and off-gases, it appears as if there is no change in color to the surface. Once you apply our acrylic solvent-based sealer, you will see a dramatic difference in color.

    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.

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