Decorative Concrete Design Blog

Find DIY tutorials, inspiration & how-to videos to help transform your concrete into something beautiful. Integrally color countertops, stain patios & seal flooring for a stunning finish

How To Acid Stain Concrete Countertop

Acid staining concrete countertops offers a one-of-a-kind finish unique to this process. Do it Yourself with Direct Colors. 10 Acid Stain Colors Available

Fixing Acid Stain Problems Made Easy

Concrete Dye is a great problem solver for acid stained concrete to touch up or correct flaws or discoloration left behind by poor surface preparation.

10 Ways To Use Concrete Integral Color

Check out all the many ways integral color can be used professionally or at home to color anything cement based. From plaster to stucco, color your home from inside out.

Integral Color Concrete Countertop

Learn about integral color concrete to add depth, meaning and beauty to your next concrete project. Find how-to guides, tutorials and coverage calculators for making the best looking multidimensional concrete possible.

How To Remove Oil From Concrete

Learn how to remove oil stains from any concrete surface. Motor oil is common in driveways and garages, but this techniques may also be used around BBQ and outdoor living spaces, or anywhere oil has stained concrete.

How To Make Faux Wood Concrete Floor

Can You Believe It’s NOT Wood? Using Concrete Overlay, Liquid Colored Antique Concrete Stain and Pigment to Simulate a Wood Grain Concrete Finish.

Recolor Faded Stamped Concrete

The cost for a DIY recolor and seal stamped concrete project is about $0.32 per sq. ft. The easiest product to use to change stamped concrete color is our Antiquing Stain.

Hand-Crafted Concrete Table Design Ideas

HAND-CRAFTED CONCRETE TABLE DESIGN IDEAS Intricate, Integral Color Concrete Table Mark Fisher with Hillside Castings in Ohio creates intricate integral color, hand-crafted concrete table design using concrete pigment and concrete overlay. “The top and base was cast in white concrete and colored with Direct Colors Cake Buff (609-3lb.) concrete pigment. After the appropriate dry time, …

Poured-in-Place Concrete Countertops

PRO’S AND CON’S OF POURED-IN-PLACE CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS Learn how to make pour-in-place concrete countertop; the pros and cons of poured-in-place concrete countertops and much more. Use our How-to and Video Tutorials for step-by-step instructions Advantages of poured-in-place concrete countertops: 1. Concrete countertops are very heavy; pour-in-place construction eliminates the need to move the countertop from …

Pole Barn Style Concrete Patio

DIY POLE BARN STYLE PATION WITH STAINED CONCRETE FLOORS Direct Colors Driftwood and Chocolate Colored Antiquing Concrete Stain Sealed with Our Solvent-Based, Satin Finish Acrylic Sealer "We used the Driftwood and Chocolate  Colored Antiquing Concrete Stain. Worked great!  Ordered more for another area. Great product. Thanks!" -The Palmer Family What Is a Pole Barn?A pole barn …

How to Make a DIY Halloween Tombstone

Make your own Halloween Tombstone using Direct Colors Inc. products in 11 Easy Steps! Happy Halloween!

Concrete Patio Staining Made Easy

Discover the easiest way to add color & protect your outdoor concrete with Antiquing Stain. Learn this step by step technique for professional looking color

Concrete Overlay Countertops

With Direct Colors Concrete Overlay, countertops resurfacing for your home or office is easier than you think. With the ability to match pre-existing home decor, concrete allows you to add stylish design value without breaking the bank.

Concrete Stained Like Marble Floors

Create that marbled granite look on your patio or interior floors with Direct Colors Concrete Acid Stain.

How To Stain Concrete Basement Floor

For homeowners looking to add value to their house with a finished basement, at about $0.61 per sq. ft.; acid stain offers the lowest-cost and highest-return of any flooring option. Acid Stained Floors can be finished without costly contractors and are easy to maintain once sealed.