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

Concrete Acid Stain Colors Guide

Taking the first step toward gorgeous colored concrete begins with a “colorful” understanding of which concrete acid stain colors are available, as well as a general appreciation of how the basic acid stain colors can be layered and combined for endless variety and depth.

How To Stain Concrete Basement Floors

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.

Can Color Be Added to Concrete Sealer?

Colored Concrete Sealer allows you to add luxurious color to interior concrete floors while extending the life of concrete with a long-lasting seal, all in one easy step.

Creating Stunning Blue Marble Concrete Floors with Acid Stain

Applying a marble finish to concrete is easy and can be performed by new homeowners and concrete professionals alike. Acid Stain easily transforms your concrete floor into a stunning faux-marble masterpiece that costs thousands less than real marble or stone. This affordable flooring option is low-maintenance and more durable than normal flooring options, like vinyl, but with Direct Colors Azure Blue coloring, the results will be anything but “normal!”

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!

How To Pour Concrete Slabs With Integral Color

Learn everything you need to know about How To Pour Concrete Slabs with Integral Color. Direct Colors offers the best concrete pigment color selection for any size project.

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.

Acid Concrete Stain on Countertops

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 …