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  • Ideal for smooth surfaces
  • Interior/exterior concrete dye stain
  • NOTE: Vibrance Dye must be sealed after application

    How much dye and acetone mixture do I need to dye my concrete floor?

    It will depend on the square footage of your application.

    The acetone mixed with dye coverage rate is 150 square feet per gallon = (2-3 thin coats).

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    Vibrance 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 Vibrance 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.

    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




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    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.


    Disclaimer: Direct Colors does not warrant or guarantee results (outcomes). Concrete variations or improper application may cause unintended results. Test product on an inconspicuous or small area and allow to fully cure to ensure compatibility and desired result.




    FAQ

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    How does Vibrance™ work?

    Unlike acid-based stains, liquid concrete dye doesn't react chemically with the minerals in concrete. Once Vibrance™ is sprayed onto the concrete surface, it penetrates the concrete - leaving behind a thin film that must be sealed to prevent the color from wearing away.

    Where can I apply Vibrance™ concrete dye?

    Effective on smooth to lightly textured concrete surfaces, Vibrance™ can be applied to both indoor and outdoor projects such as countertops, bathrooms, home offices, kitchens, patios, and driveways.

    What is Vibrance™?

    Vibrance™ concrete dye is a concentrated blend of synthetic iron oxide pigments and bonding agents that, once diluted with acetone, creates a liquid concrete dye suitable for most concrete surfaces.

    How do I know if my concrete is properly prepared for Vibrance™ concrete dye powder?

    Surface preparation is often the most critical factor in any successful decorative concrete project. The concrete surface MUST be free of cure and seal, sealer, paint, dirt, grime, and grease. On machine-troweled surfaces, you must use our CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher or a mechanical grinder/sander. These will open up the pores of the concrete enough for Vibrance™ to adhere properly to the concrete surface. 

    For smooth to lightly textured surfaces, using our CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher is enough to sufficiently open the pores for Vibrance™ to adhere properly to the concrete surface. If the concrete is too smooth (slick) and Vibrance­™ isn't able to penetrate, it can lead to the sealer lifting off the concrete surface - along with your Vibrance™ concrete dye. Trust us - it's totally worth it to put in the extra time to set yourself up for a successful and long-lasting project!

    I’ve just applied Vibrance™ Dye to my concrete, and after it dried, it barely has any color. What happened?

    The good news is that concrete pigments don't disappear! If your concrete surface is in relatively decent condition and isn’t extremely deteriorated, the pigments you applied are still in place. Once Vibrance™ is applied to the surface and dries for several hours, the dried pigments only appear chalky and faded. 

    When you apply the recommended two thin coats of concrete sealer, the color will "pop" to life; however, if your concrete is heavily weathered, extremely porous, or severely deteriorated, you should apply a single thin primer coat of sealer. This priming step will help seal off the pores and prevent your color from falling too deeply into the pores of the concrete and "disappearing". Be mindful of a decision you'll need to make between solvent-based or water-based sealers. While both are great options, the difference is that solvent-based sealers will “pop” color much more intensely than water-based sealers. Water-based sealers will tend to soften in color as they cure.

    How-To Guide

    Printable Vibrance™ 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 any oils, dirt, debris, Soy Gel Stripper, and Bean-E-Doo® Mastic Remover using scrub brush and ProClean Degreaser™.
    • Verify absorption by pouring a cup of water in various areas. If not absorbed within five minutes, etch surface with CitrusEtch™, then neutralize surface with ProClean Neutralizer™ and rinse thoroughly.
    • Allow 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 appliance 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 one gallon of acetone makes one gallon of Vibrance™
    • Pour Vibrance™ 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 four thin coats).
      • Allow eight hours between coats.
      • Apply additional coats following same method.
      • Dry for at least eight hours before applying a sealer.
      • Use a dust mop or microfiber mop very lightly to remove excess Dye not bonded to surface.

    Step 3: Seal & Protect Finish

    • Apply two thin coats of sealer with AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal™.
      • For interior only: Also apply two 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 thin coat of AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal™ before using Vibrance™.

    Cleanup:

    • Clean tools and supplies with acetone.

    Maintenance:

    • For exterior: Protect finish every two years or as needed, using AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal™.
    • For interior: Protect finish every two 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 (one gallon = 150 sq ft)
    • AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal™
    • Bean-E-Doo® Mastic Remover
    • CitrusEtch™ProClean Degreaser™
    • ProWax Polish™
    • Soy Gel Stripper
    • Acetone Dye Sprayer
    • Plastic drop cloth
    • Scrub brush
    • Spiked shoes (if using CitrusEtch™)

    Disclaimer: Direct Colors does not warranty or guarantee results (outcomes). Concrete variations or improper application may cause unintended results. Test product on an inconspicuous or small area and allow to fully cure to ensure compatibility and desired result.

    How-To Videos

    Data Sheets

    Color Chart

    Vibrance - Color Chart

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