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

8 Creative Uses For Integral Color Pigment

Coloring Concrete with Integral Pigment is only one way to use this amazing product. Learn the affordable way to color plaster, stucco, grout and concrete countertops!

Can You Stain Concrete Brick Pavers?

Can you Stain Concrete Brick Pavers? Find out the answer and more as Direct Colors Experts Answer Tough DIY Decorative Concrete Questions!

Recolor Faded Stamped Concrete

Faded concrete color results either from environmental exposure, or from failure to test and accurately assess existing surface conditions. Luckily, not all concrete color is permanent—learn how to recolor faded stamped concrete in 7 easy step with Direct Colors.

Outdoor Concrete Oven Ideas

Outdoor concrete pizza ovens make the time you spend outside with friends and family that much more enjoyable. Here are a few suggestions to help navigate the colors and sealer choice for your next outdoor concrete design.

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.

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

Learn the easy and fast steps you must use to correct Concrete Acid Stain Problems. Add highlights & improve color over previously acid-stained concrete!

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.

Hand-Crafted Concrete Table Design Ideas

HAND-CRAFTED CONCRETE TABLE DESIGN IDEAS Have questions? Get a Free Project Consultation 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 …

Poured-in-Place Concrete Countertops

PRO’S AND CON’S OF POURED-IN-PLACE CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS Have questions? Get a Free Project Consultation 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 …

Pole Barn Style Concrete Patio

DIY POLE BARN STYLE PATION WITH STAINED CONCRETE FLOORS Have questions? Get a Free Project Consultation 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 …

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.