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Concrete Dye


30% off Sealer with purchase of stain

  • Cost effective concrete coloring product
  • Easy to prepare and apply
  • 40 unique colors to choose from

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    With a cost of about $0.53 per square foot (including indoor sealer and floor wax), Concrete Dye Powder is one of the most cost-effective ways to stain concrete floor staining options from Direct Colors. Easy to prepare and apply using an acetone-grade pump sprayer. Great for all your smooth, polished concrete coloring needs.

    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
    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.

    How Concrete Dye Works

    Unlike Acid-Based Stains, concrete dyes do not rect chemically with the concrete. A blend of UV-stable pigment and acrylic mix with acetone create a topical color suitable for most concrete types. Concrete Dye is not recommended for overly rough concrete.



    Polished concrete and new or existing interior smooth concrete surfaces such as: Home Office, Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Countertops. 


    DO NOT apply concrete dye onto rough or highly porous concrete surfaces.


    ·         New concrete must cure for a minimum of 35 days, and may be influenced by wet or dry weather

    ·         Floors that have been previously painted must be stripped using a high-quality Paint & Sealer Stripper

    ·         For proper penetration and color adhesion, etch extra-smooth concrete with Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment for best results*

    ·         Remove though stains using a Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser Concentrate

    ·         Clean floor thoroughly and make sure it is completely rinsed and dry before staining. For interior application, use a mop and bucket to rinse and clean; a pressure washer may be used outdoors

    ·         Important: Failure to completely rinse the concrete surface may result in concrete dye color adhesion issues.

    ·         Protect the surrounding areas from backsplash. Use drop cloths and firm cardboard and do not apply tape to surfaces recently coated with dyes or sealer, as the adhesive may remove the coatings


    ·         Pour all contents of concrete dye packet into an Acetone-Grade Pump Sprayer

    ·         Add acetone into pump sprayer

    ·         Shake mixture thoroughly

    ·         Allow acetone-dye to sit for a minimum of 45 minutes before application

    ·         Continue to shake periodically during application to ensure particulate does not settle at the bottom


    ·         Direct Colors™ Concrete Dye must be applied with a high quality Acetone-Grade Pump Sprayer with a conical tip.

    ·         Do not use a pump sprayer with a fan tip.


    ·         Mix acetone-dye well before spraying and shake frequently during use to ensure consistent color application

    ·         Tip: Adjust the pump sprayer nozzle tip until you reach a fine mist setting. Practice spraying on a piece of cardboard or newspaper

    ·         Important: Test the color first, using a small corner area of your concrete slab. Get a feel of how the pump sprayer works

    ·         Apply thin layers of Concrete Dye using a random, straight or circular motion

    ·         Hold the spray tip approximately 10 inches above the concrete surface

    ·         The dye will dry almost instantly so you can add extra layers until your desired saturation is reached. Generally, 2-3 thin coats should be enough but additional coats can be applied for a more consistent, deeper color.

    ·         Important: If using a cheap sprayer; to prevent drips from getting on the surface, use a rag to wipe any drips when the sprayer stops

    ·         Do not walk on wet Dye 

    ·         Allow 4 – 6 hours to dry before walking on it.


    ·         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 dye to dry 4-6 hours before applying 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

    Read Use Concrete Dye to Stain Concrete Floors on a Budget


    ·         To extend the life of the sealed concrete floor, we recommend using a non buffing required Concrete Floor Wax

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