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  • Everything you need to stain and seal successfully

  • Add color to faded pavers with Portico™ paver stain

  • Apply satin or high-gloss finish with EasySeal™ paver sealer

  • Can be applied to previously colored concrete

    How many kits should I purchase?

    It will depend on the square footage of your application.

    One kit has a coverage rate of 200 square feet per gallon (2 coats) depending on concrete porosity. Two or more coats are required.

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    If you’re new to concrete paver staining, it can be hard to figure out exactly what materials and products you need to start and finish your project. But, with the right tools, anyone can use Portico™ stains to turn their patio, driveway, or other outdoor concrete into a work of art. For coloring concrete pavers, there’s no better product than Direct Colors’ Portico™ Stain.

    DIY Kit Includes

    • PPE - Gloves, Goggles
    • ProClean Concentrate - 1
    • Cleaning Cloths - 1
    • Gallon Portico Concrete Stain Color - 1
    • Concrete Stain Pump Sprayer - 1
    • Pair of Spiked Shoes - 1
    • Gallon Acrylic Sealer - 1
    • Concrete Sealer Pump Sprayer - 1
    Quick Facts

    • Application Tool: Pump sprayer
    • Dry Time: 6 - 8 hours before applying exterior concrete sealer  (sealer application is a required step)
    • Cleanup: Mineral spirits
    • Coverage: Aproximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on concrete porosity
    • Best Exterior Sealer: EasySeal Acrylic Concrete Sealer 
    • Recommended Uses: Concrete brick paver patios, driveways, pool decks, walkways or any rough concrete surfaces 

    Note: Since this is a made to-order-product, we cannot offer refunds, exchanges, or returns.
    Due to DOT-ORM-D regulations, this product cannot be expedited and can only be shipped by ground.

    NOTE: Portico is a semi-transparent stain, and not opaque, like paint. It will add a tint to your concrete pavers while allowing the existing texture to show through. It has twice the pigment of Direct Colors Antiquing stains.


    New or exisiting exterior concrete paver surfaces such as: Patios, Driveways, Pool Decks, and Walkways.


    DO NOT apply Portico Stain in poorly ventilated areas and/or very smooth concrete surfaces.

    How-To Guide

    Printable Portico™ 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, or 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 the surface with CitrusEtch™, then neutralize surface with ProClean Neutralizer™ and rinse thoroughly.
    • Allow the concrete to thoroughly dry before application.

    Step 2: Application

    Coverage rate is approximately 200 square feet per gallon. Coverage rates may vary based on concrete texture, surface porosity, and application method.

    NOTE: Only apply Portico™ Concrete Paver Stain when surface temperature is between 40 °F (4 °C) and 95 °F (35 °C).

    CAUTION: Portico™ is 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 Portico™, 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.


    • Remove all filters from pump-up sprayer.
    • Shake Portico™ well before pouring into sprayer.
    • Begin spraying at a far corner to maintain a clear path to exit.
    • Spray a saturating coat of Portico™ on surface in slightly circular motions with irregular overlaps.
      • Shake sprayer tank from side to side often to prevent color from settling.
    • Allow to thoroughly dry for a minimum of eight hours before applying sealer.

    Step 3: Seal & Protect Finish

    • Apply two thin coats of sealer (AcquaSeal™ Water-Based Acrylic Sealer or EasySeal™ Solvent-Based Acrylic Sealer).
    • For additional application instructions, see AcquaSeal™ and EasySeal™ How-To Guides. Pro Tips:
    • To avoid droplets dripping onto surface: before releasing sprayer trigger, immediately place tip in a bucket.


    • Clean tools and supplies with odorless mineral spirits.


    • Protect finish every two years or as needed, using either AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal™.
    • For additional application instructions, see AcquaSeal™ and EasySeal™ How-To Guides.

    Tools & Supplies:

    • Pump-up 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

    Concrete Stain & Sealer Kit Calculator Help

    Data Sheets

    Color Chart

    Portico - Color Chart

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