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.
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
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
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!
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
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.