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 Walkway Ideas Gallery

From stamped, colored to stained, get inspired by Direct Colors customers ideas. Check out front yard and backyard path designs for your home and garden

How To Apply Concrete Dye

How To Use Concrete Dye Powder Direct Colors Concrete Dye is a topical dye used for indoor concrete flooring, countertops, and similar applications. Concrete Dye is ideal for projects where fast drying time and ease of application is important. Concrete Dye is an acetone-based,  topical colorant. The acetone mixes with the coloring agent and bonds …

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Stained Concrete Basement Floor Ideas

Lighten up your concrete basement floors using white concrete overlay, white dye and sealer. Create a beautiful easy to clean and maintain flooring option for home.

Stain Concrete Floors on a Budget

Want that modern concrete floor finish without breaking the bank? Try concrete dyes to create an industrial look for under $0.60 per square foot!

How to Stain 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.

Concrete Patio Staining

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

3 Benefits of Using Colored Concrete Sealer

Colored Concrete Sealer delivers professional results, but doesn’t require a professional cost. Add luxurious color to your interior and exterior concrete, while extending the life of concrete with a long-lasting seal, all in one easy step

How to Create a Faux Brick Wall Design

Create faux brick stenciled concrete wall pattern using colored concrete overlay and tinted concrete sealers.

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!

Staining Concrete Pool Decks

Staining Pool Decks and Patios is a snap with Antiquing Concrete Stain. Shake, Spray and Seal your way to a beautiful new backyard!

How To Layer Concrete Acid Stain Colors

Use this guide to learn the basic techniques for how to add layers of acid stain color that result in gorgeous looking concrete.

How To Stain Concrete Basement Floors – DIY Home Projects

For homeowners looking to add value to their house with a finished basement, at about $0.61 per sq. ft.; concrete stains offer the lowest-cost and highest-return of any flooring option.

Stylish Blue Concrete Floors with Acid Stain

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

Integral Pigment for Concrete is a ready-mix product used to color fresh concrete, as well as stucco, grout and mortar color variants.