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I am so glad I was able to try this on a small area before attempting a large scale project. Now that I now the work involved and results I’m ready to tackle it!
I did a sample spot on old concrete that has been stained just worn off in places and old. I used the sample and it adheres well. Pretty durable. Will be stronger if we waxed . Still tryin to make decision If we will continue or tile.
We loved being able to try the colors out before we committed! Simple process!
So glad to find this trial kit, so I could experiment in a low stress/low cost way. Great deal for the materials! Thank you!
I appreciate the ability to try the colors, try the process, and learn what not to do before diving in with both feet.
This is probably the best way to really explore your options when thinking about updating your home. There are detailed instructions on the same page below the ordering information and it comes with almost everything you will need to get started.
Everything was as I’ve ordered. Ordered arrived in less then a week.
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Haven't used product yet. Delivered quickly.
I appreciated the opportunity to try a few colors before deciding which would work best.

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  • Ideal for smooth surfaces
  • Interior/exterior concrete dye stain
  • NOTE: Vibrance stain must be sealed after application
  • Trail Kits are non-returnable & non-refundableTTria
Black
Black
Charcoal
Charcoal
Stormy Gray
Stormy Gray
Light Slate
Light Slate
White
White
Coffee Brown
Coffee Brown
Chocolate
Chocolate
Driftwood
Driftwood
Goldenrod
Goldenrod
Cumin
Cumin
Malayan Buff
Malayan Buff
Yukon Gold
Yukon Gold
Tweed
Tweed
Wheat
Wheat
Yellow
Yellow
Wintergreen
Wintergreen
Olive
Olive
Fern Green
Fern Green
Tan
Tan
Smokey Topaz
Smokey Topaz
Buff
Buff
Russet
Russet
Khaki
Khaki
Sunset Tan
Sunset Tan
Aztec Brown
Aztec Brown
Jacinthe
Jacinthe
Terra Cotta
Terra Cotta
Rust
Rust
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
Mojave Dunes
Mojave Dunes
Crimson
Crimson
Red Roof
Red Roof
Brick Red
Brick Red
English Red
English Red
Cinnabar
Cinnabar
Plum
Plum
Desert Pink
Desert Pink
Carnation Pink
Carnation Pink
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Sometimes, you just need to try before you buy. With Direct Colors’ DIY Concrete Dye Trial Kits, you can do just that. Try your stain in different shades, with different sealer finishes, and on different surfaces around your home to find the best fit for your concrete coloring project.


Trial Kit Includes

  • Select 3 different colors 
  • Select 1 out of 4 sealers (4 oz each)
  • Foam Application Brush (Qty 1)
  • 5 Ounce Dye Sprayer Applicator - 1


Quick Facts

  • Application Tool: Acetone, Acetone-grade pump sprayer
  • Dry Time: 4-6 hours before applying sealer
  • Cleanup: Acetone
  • Coverage: Approximately 150 sq. ft. per gallon of acetone-dye
  • Interior Sealer: Water-based, AcquaSeal
  • Exterior Sealer: Solvent-based, EasySeal
  • Recommended Uses: Home office, basement, kitchens, living areas, bathrooms and even countertops. Concrete Dyes are also great for stenciling and adding accents to concrete stains


If you’re wondering what everything in the kit is for, we’ve got you covered. In this brief guide, we’ll go through the steps to using our 
Vibrance™ Trial Kit, and when each of the included products are to be used. Let’s get started.

Concrete Surface Preparation

  • Before you start your project, put your dust mask on to avoid inhaling dust and debris
  • Sweep any debris from a larger concrete surface
  • Clean with an organic degreaser and rinse completely
  • Allow the concrete surface to dry completely
  • Once your concrete surface is properly cleaned and free of debris, you’re ready to stain

Applying the Concrete Dye

One of the best parts of a DIY Vibrance™ Trial Kit from Direct Colors is just how easy the application process is. But, safety first.

  • Put your Dust Mask, Goggles, and Safety Gloves on. The acetone in the Concrete Dye can cause skin irritation, and damage your eyes if used improperly
  • In your Vibrance™ Trial Kit, you’ll find 3 Packets of Concrete Dye Powder in shades of your choosing. To prepare the concrete dye for application, you’ll need to purchase acetone from your local hardware store. Acetone solution disperses the pigment in the Concrete Dye Powder, while activating the colorant as well
  • Mix the acetone with the concrete dye powder of your choice inside of the provided Dye Sprayer Applicator
  • Shake vigorously until the pigment is dispersed into the solution
  • Once you’ve mixed the acetone and your choice of concrete dye powder in your Dye Sprayer Applicator, you’re ready to color your concrete
  • Using the Dye Sprayer Applicator, coat the concrete surface with a layer of concrete dye mixture
  • Add extra layers to darken the surface
  • As you apply, continue to shake the Dye Sprayer Applicator to avoid clumping
  • Once you’ve covered the surface and are satisfied with the shade achieved, you’re ready to seal

Sealing the Concrete Surface


Once the Acetone Concrete Dye has dried, you’re ready to seal the surface. Put your Safety Gloves, Goggles, and Dust Mask back on.

  • In your DIY Trial Kit, you’re able to choose 1 of 2 finish options for concrete sealers
  • In terms of the finish, the Satin will give you a slightly matte, but beautiful covering that will pop the underlying colorant. High gloss, on the other hand, is a sheer, shiny product that gives the appearance of highly polished stone such as marble. Your choice will depend solely on how you want your concrete surface to look
  • Once you’ve chosen your sealer, simply cover one of the Foam Application Brushes in the sealer, and spread evenly across the newly colored concrete surface
  • Apply in thin layers 
  • Two coats are recommended for sufficient protection from UV rays, moisture and other elements, and foot traffic
  • Allow to dry for up to 24 hours


How-To Guide


Printable Vibrance™ Dye How-To Guide


Step 1: Preparation

  • Cover areas at risk of over-spray with plastic drop cloth
  • Newly poured concrete must cure for 30 days before application 
  • For existing concrete:
    • Remove paint or previously applied sealer using Soy Gel Stripper
    • Remove carpet glue or other adhesives using Bean-e-doo Mastic Remover
    • Remove oils, dirt, debris, Soy Gel Stripper, Bean-e-doo Mastic Remover, using a scrub brush and ProClean Degreaser™
  • Verify absorption by pouring a cup of a water in various areas. If not absorbed within 5 minutes, etch the surface with Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment
  • Allow the concrete to thoroughly dry before Application


Step 2: Application


Coverage rate is approximately 150 square feet per gallon. Coverage rates may vary based on concrete texture, surface porosity, and application method.

NOTE: Only apply Vibrance when surface temperature is between 40 °F (4 °C) and 95 °F (35 °C).

Caution: Acetone is extremely flammable, harmful if swallowed, or inhaled. Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Store and use with adequate ventilation, allowing airflow to disperse vapors. Before applying Vibrance, open windows and doors and extinguish all open flames such as gas appliances pilot lights, candles, etc. Do not smoke, use a lighter or matches, or anything that could cause a potential spark.

Mixing:
  • Mix Ratio: 152 grams of Vibrance powder with 1 gallon of Acetone makes a gallon of Vibrance Dye
  • Pour Vibrance™ powder into a can of acetone
  • Tightly seal lid and shake vigorously for 20 seconds
  • Allow mixture to sit for one hour
  • Remove all filters from Acetone Dye Sprayer
  • Shake Vibrance™ well before pouring into sprayer
Spraying:
  • Begin spraying at a far corner to maintain a clear path to exit
  • Spray Vibrance™ on surface in slightly circular motions with irregular overlaps
    • Shake sprayer tank from side to side often to prevent color from settling
    • Spray thin coats to avoid puddling
  • To develop deeper color, apply additional coats (maximum of 4 thin coats)
    • Allow 8 hours between coats
    • apply additional coats following same method
    • Dry for at least 8 hours before applying sealer

Step 3: Seal & Protect Finish


  • Apply 2 thin coats of sealer AcquaSeal or EasySeal
    • For interior only: Also apply 2 thin coats of ProWax Polish
  • For additional application instructions see AcquaSeal™, EasySeal™ and ProWax Polish™ How-To Guides



Pro Tips:


  • To avoid droplets dripping onto surface, before releasing sprayer trigger immediately place tip in a bucket
  • For porous or weathered surfaces apply a single coat of AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal™ before using Vibrance™


Clean-Up:

  • Clean tools and supplies with Acetone

Maintenance:

  • For exterior: Protect finish every 2 years as needed with AcquaSeal or EasySeal
  • For interior: Protect finish every 2 years with ProWax Polish or spot treat high-traffic areas as needed
  • For additional application instructions see AcquaSeal™, EasySeal™ and ProWax Polish™ How-To Guides

Tools & Supplies:

  • Acetone (1 gallon = 150 sq ft)
  • Acetone Grade Pump-up Sprayer
  • AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal
  • Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment
  • ProClean Degreaser™
  • Plastic Drop Cloth
  • Scrub Brush
  • Spiked Shoes (if using Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment)

Disclaimer: Direct Colors does not warrant or guarantee outcomes. Concrete variations or improper application may cause unintended results. test Products in an inconspicuous or small area and fully cure to ensure compatibility and desired result.

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