Concrete Dye is one of the most dynamic concrete staining options from Direct Colors line of coloring products.
Acetone Dye is easy to prepare and apply using an acetone-grade pump sprayer. Great for all your smooth, polished concrete coloring needs.
The raw form of the dye is a super fine powder that is dispersed in a solvent such as acetone which makes it one of the most versatile coloring products in the market.
Our pre-measured Vibrace Dyes take all the guesswork out of mixing. Just determine how many gallons of dye you need for the job, and that's exactly as much acetone to get. Then, purchase the corresponding amount of dye. The dry powder comes in sizes to make 1 quart, 1 gallon, 5 gallons, and 5 ounces. Add to your acetone, mix throughly, let sit for an hour, and you are ready to go.
4-6 hours before applying sealer
Coverage: Approximately 150 sq. ft. per gallon of acetone-dye.
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.
WHERE TO APPLY CONCRETE DYE
New or existing exterior or interior concrete surfaces such as: Home Office, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Patios, Driveways and Countertops.
WHEN NOT TO APPLY CONCRETE DYE
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 tough stains using a Concrete Cleaner & Degreaser
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
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
BASE COAT SEALER
· For smooth concrete surfaces, we recommed a base coat of the same sealer that will be used as top coat.
· For interior staining, use our water-based acrylic sealer
· Allow to dry completely (24-48 hours)
MIXING YOUR DYE AND ACETONE
· 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
ACETONE PUMP SPRAYER
Concrete Dye must be applied with a high quality Acetone-Grade Pump Sprayer with a
conical tip to avoid clogging.
· 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 for a variegated look but additional coats (up to 5 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
Do not walk on wet Dye
Allow 4 – 6 hours to dry before
walking on it.
TOP COAT SEALER
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
MAINTENANCE (INTERIOR FLOORS ONLY)
· To extend the life of the sealed concrete floor, we recommend using a non buffing required Concrete Floor Wax
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How many coats
The acetone-dye is sprayed in very thin coats so we recommend that 2-3 thin coats are applied.
Does applying more coats affect color
Yes. Up to 5 coats can be applied for a more consistent, deeper color.