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Azure Blue Concrete Stain Gallery

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Miracle Blue Porch Concrete Floors

Carpeted sunroom porch
Carpeted sunroom porch
After Removing carpet
After Removing carpet
Azure Blue, Seagrass EVerStain acid stains and sprinkled Miracle Grow to intensify blue color
Azure Blue, Seagrass EVerStain acid stains and sprinkled Miracle Grow to intensify blue color
English Red EverStain acid stain accents applied with squeeze bottle
English Red EverStain acid stain accents applied with squeeze bottle
Added acrylic paints (mostly teal, black and cream colors)
Added acrylic paints (mostly teal, black and cream colors)
Azure Blue, Seagrass, English Red EVerStain acid stains
Azure Blue, Seagrass, English Red EVerStain acid stains
  • Project Info:
    • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
    • Estimate of Square Footage: 300 sq. ft.
    • Project Description:
      I acid stained the concrete floor on my porch that had had indoor-outdoor carpeting on it for probably 25 years! The most difficult part of the process was removing the mastic from the previous carpeting – the owners of the house at the time had used a HUGE amount of glue to tack down the carpeting rather than installing tack strips. It required renting a cement grinder to remove the majority of the glue. There was glue that would not come completely off – even with chemical treatment. I sanded it smooth with the floor and ended up incorporating it into my design. After sanding I washed the floor with a degreaser then treated it with Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment before applying Azure Blue EverStain™ Acid Stain and Seagrass EverStain™ Acid Stain with a pump sprayer, and accent lines of English Red EverStain™ Acid Stain with a squeeze bottle. I also sprinkled MiracleGrow to intensify the blue color. After 24-hours we neutralized it and rinsed thoroughly. Then I began applying acrylic paints (mostly teal, black and cream colors) diluted at 50% with water, using squeeze bottles and a spray bottle of water to “direct” color into various streams. This was to incorporate the glue spots and floor crack into the design and add pops of color in spots that took less of the stain. After everything was dry, I poured epoxy into the floor crack to level it with the cement, and epoxied a Canadian dollar coin into a chip that was in the floor, stenciling a small sunburst around it. After doing a few minor touch ups, I rinsed the floor again, allowed it to dry and applied EasySeal gloss sealer (2 coats). When dry, I finished up with 2 coats of DirectColor High Gloss Floor Wax.
    • Personal Tips:
      You may find unanticipated flaws – especially if your concrete floor was previously carpeted or is old. We encountered carpet glue that would NOT come completely up and a huge crack that ran across the floor. I incorporated those flaws into my design. In the end, I was very pleased with the results. If this 65-year-old lady can do it, anyone can!

    Direct Colors Products Used:
    1 Gal. Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment
    Spiked Shoes (1 Pair)
    1 Gal. Seagrass EverStain™ Acid Stain
    1 Gal. Azure Blue EverStain™ Acid Stain
    1 Gal. English Red EverStain™ Acid Stain
    1 Gal. EasySeal™ Gloss Concrete and Paver Sealer
    1 Gal. High Gloss Floor Wax

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain Seagrass
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Art Studio Concrete Floors

Machine Troweled Concrete Basement Floor
Use Hard-Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment to etch concrete surface
Acid Stain Application
Wet-on-wet Malayan Buff accents on two coats of Azure Blue EverStain.
Neutralize Acid Stain
Neutralized after 30 hours
Art Studio Acid Stained Floors
Azure Blue base with English Red and Malayan Buff EverStain veins
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Laundry Room Concrete Floors

Cleaning Concrete Floor Surface
Before
Applying Azure Blue EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
Azure Blue AverStain Application
Dried Azure Blue EverStain
Dried Azure Blue EverStain
Coffee Brown Acid Stain Application
Coffee Brown EverStain Application
EverStain Acid Stain Colors Reacting with Concrete Floor
EverStain Acid Stain Colors Reacting with Concrete Floor
Apply water to mimic how it would look after sealer application
Apply water to mimic how it would look after sealer application
Concrete Sealer Application
Concrete Sealer Application
Concrete Floor Wax
First Coat of Concrete Floor Wax
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Boat Storage Concrete Floor

Azure Blue and Shifting Sand in garage Floor
The perfect boat storage floor
Azure Blue and Shifting Sand on garage Floor
Acid Stained Concrete Floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss

Living Room Concrete Floor

Applying Azure Blue EverStain on Concrete Floor
Marbled Blue Acid Stain Floor
Azure Blue Acid Stain Floor
Blue Marbled Acid Stain Floor
Direct Colors Azure Blue acid stain, water-based stain, acrylic sealer and commercial floor wax
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Restaurant Bathroom Concrete Floor

Before acid staining concrete bathroom floor
Stained Concrete Bathroom Floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Basement Concrete Floor

Azure Blue Concrete Basement Floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Blue Acid Stained Dining Room Concrete Floors
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Basement Concrete Floor

Hard Troweled Concrete Floor
Hard Troweled Concrete Floor
Azure Blue Concrete Basement Floor
After
Acid Stained Blue Basement Floor
Acid Stained Blue Basement Floor
  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 400 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

Basement floor, concrete was poured in the 50’s. Two rooms

  • Personal Tips:
    Wish I use the hard trowel surface prep
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Basement Concrete Floor

Concrete Basement
Before
Acid Stained Concrete Basement Floor
Azure Blue & Seagrass EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
Concrete Basement
Before
Acid Stained Concrete Floor
After
Concrete Basement
Before
Azure Blue & Seagrass EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
Seagrass EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
  • Project Completed In: 10 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 1500.00 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

Transforming gross basement used for storage into livable space. After a local company provided a $13K estimate to stain the floors, a friend and I decided to do it ourselves. 111 year old basement cement took far, far more preparation than most but we knew this going into the project.

  • Personal Tips:
    We knew the patched areas would absorb the stain differently which meant we had a built-in variant for color. A darker stain may have taken better but we didn’t want to make the space darker.

Citrus Acid helped bring out the color.

Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain Seagrass
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Cookhouse Concrete Floor

(Note: Azure Blue EverStain will patina on exterior concrete surfaces)

CookHouse Concrete Floor
Cured concrete floor (30 days)
Developing Acid Stains
During
CookHouse Concrete Floor Stained Azure Blue, English Red EverStain
After
EverStain acid stained concrete floor
Azure Blue & English Red EverStain on Cookhouse Concrete Floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Sunroom Concrete Floor

(Note: Azure Blue EverStain will patina on exterior concrete surfaces)

Concrete Sunroom Floor
Before
Acid Stain Application on Sunroom Concrete Floor
During Application
Acid Stained Concrete Sunroom Floor
Rinsing Acid Stain Residue
Acid Stained Sunroom Concrete Floor
Avocado, Azure Blue, Malayan Buff & Coffee Brown EverStain
  • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 350 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

Enclosed back patio. Slab was dirty and was not sealed. Had to power wash first. Started with Malayan buff and decided to add Coffee Brown, Azure blue and Avocado.

  • Personal Tips:
    I started with small spray bottles which was difficult. Moved to pouring the acid and spreading with a broom. I used a pump sprayer for the sealant.
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Avocado EverStain Swatch
EverStain Avocado
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin

Patio Concrete Floor

(Note: Azure Blue EverStain will patina on exterior concrete surfaces)

Concrete Patio
Azure Blue EverStain
Azure Blue & Coffee Brown EverStain on Concrete Patio
Azure Blue & Cola EverStain on Concrete Patio Floor
Azure Blue & Cola EverStain Application on Concrete Floor
Azure Blue & Cola EverStain Application on Concrete Floor
Azure Blue & Cola EverStain on Concrete Patio Floor
Azure Blue & Cola EverStain on Concrete Patio Floor
  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 400 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

Concrete porch 5 years old and extended porch poured in May

  • Personal Tips:
    Definitely buy more than you think of both acid and sealer
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Sunroom Concrete Floor

Concrete Floor Sunroom - Before
before
Azure Blue & Cola EverStain on Concrete Floor
Azure Blue & Cola EverStain on Concrete Floor
  • Project Completed In: 4 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 1400.00 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

This is our sunroom! We pulled up carpet and removed the glue, sanded the floor and cleaned it well with the degreaser before applying the acid with the sprayer. I left it overnight and neutralized it and let it dry for 24 hours.

Applied the first coat of sealant and let sit another 24 hours applied the 2nd coat and let sit for another 24 before painting the walls replacing the baseboards and putting the furniture in place!

  • Personal Tips:
    Cover walls with plastic if using sprayers because it will get all over the walls no matter how careful you are.

Citrus Acid helped bring out the color.

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Restaurant Concrete Floor

Faded Concrete Floor
Before
Acid Stained Restaurant Concrete Floor
After
  • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 3000.00 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

We remodeled a restaurant. We used a cement overpayment to cover in the existing time. Once that dried we broke it up In to a few different sections.

In all we have about 8 days into the project.

  • Personal Tips:
    We found that we had to use twice as much blue to achieve the desired effect.
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Black Acid Stain Concrete Color
EverStain Black
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Basement Veined Concrete Floor

Acid Stain Veining Technique
Acid Stain Veining Techniques
Avocado, Azure Blue and Coffee Brown Acid stained concrete floor
Veined Technique with Avocado, Azure Blue and Coffee Brown Acid stains
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Avocado EverStain Swatch
EverStain Avocado
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Azure blue and avocado acid stained concrete floor
Azure blue and Avocado acid stained concrete floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Avocado EverStain Swatch
EverStain Avocado
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Outdoor Kitchen Concrete Floor

(Note: Azure Blue EverStain will patina on exterior concrete surfaces)

Concrete Patio
Before
Acid Stain Colors on Concrete Floor
Azure Blue, Coffee and Cola Acid Stain Colors
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Acrylic Sealer Solvent
Satin Sealer
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue

The Concrete Veining Technique Comes Alive

Concrete veining is a unique technique performed using concrete acid stain. The marbled result and vibrant colors are hallmarks of acid stain’s reaction to concrete surfaces.

This DIYer added some concrete veining to their poured concrete, and man, it really gives it such character!

Poured concrete barndominium floor
Poured concrete barndominium floor
Veined acid stained barndominium concrete floor
Veined acid stained barndominium concrete floor
Veined acid stained barndominium concrete floor
Malayan Buff and Azure Blue base color with Coffee Brown acid stained veins
Malayan Buff and Azure Blue base color with Coffee Brown acid stained veins
Veined acid stained barndominium concrete floor
Malayan Buff and Azure Blue base color with Coffee Brown acid stained veins
Veined acid stained barndominium concrete floor
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Hobby Hangout

Barndos are well-suited for hobbies! This Direct Colors customer wanted to create the perfect family hangout – a pool hall/gym/game room combo. After letting their fresh concrete slab cure for 30 days, it was time to add an accent blend of acid stain. Here’s a DIYer tip: don’t stain in the hottest part of the day like this DIYer did!

acid stain barndominium floors
acid stain barndominium floors
Layered acid stain barndominium floors

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 600.00 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I had a fresh concrete slab made for our family’s new hang out Pool Hall / Gym game room. 20×30 slab. Had to wait 30 days for concrete to cure. I wanted to make our floor look fun and beautiful without having to add flooring or carpet. I wanted it to be easy to clean too and waterproof. It came out great!
  • Personal Tips:
    Well please please have extra sprayers just in case!!!! All of mine stopped working properly and definitely delayed my project and took longer to finish. I think it would have came out a lot better if I had proper equipment. Test your sprayers before using it with acid. Don’t don’t don’t stain in the hottest part of the day like I did. The heat made my stain dry too fast to work with and I got heat stroke too. I did not have the building up yet, I do recommend doing this prior to adding a structure if that’s a possibility. It made the prepping work much easier. Yes yes and yes I think all acid stain prep should have the concrete cleaned and Etched! My concrete was already porous but I decided to etched just in case and glad I did. I don’t think the stain would have gone as deep. I did water down some of the darker acids and happy I did. The azure blue I wish I had not cut down with water as I had to go over those spots several times to get a deeper color.I waited for building to be put up before I did final Sealer. Glad I did because the trees around me and sand would have gotten stuck on the sealer before drying completely. I did 2 coats but wish I had more to do a 3rd coat to bring out colors vibrancy more.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Concrete etcher, Azure blue, Cola, Desert Amber acid stain, Solvent Sealer, Sprayer Pump, Spike Shoes.

Other Products Used:
Soft brush, squeegee, water hose sprayer, hand bottle sprayer.

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Valtex Headquaters Office

Commercial Concrete Floor
Before
Surface Preparation
Surface preparation
Applying EverStain Azure Blue Base Color
EverStain Azure Blue base color
Black Acid Stain Veining Technique
Black EverStain acid stained veined highlights
Sealing Acid Stained Commercial Floor
EasySeal application
Black, Azure Blue Acid Stained Commercial Concrete Floor
Azure Blue & Black EverStain on commercial concrete floor
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Black Acid Stain Concrete Color
EverStain Black
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Glossy 1 gal
High Gloss Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Barndominium Office

Acid stained barndominium office concrete floor
Azure Blue and Coffee EverStain on Commercial Concrete Floor
Acid stained barndominium office concrete floor
Acid stained barndominium office concrete floor
Coffee Brown and Azure Blue Acid Stained Floor
Coffee Brown and Azure Blue Acid EverStain acid stains
Acid stained barndominium office concrete floor
EverStain Azure Blue base color and Coffee Brown wet on dry acid staining technique
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Commercial Gym Concrete Floor

Filling in the spaces with EverStain Malayan Buff acid stain color
Filling in the spaces with EverStain Malayan Buff acid stain color
Acid staining acid staining technique
Malayan Buff and Azure Blue EverStain acid stains
Coffee Brown acid stain accents
Coffee Brown acid stain accents using wet on dry acid staining technique
Malayan Buff base with Coffee Brown accents
Malayan Buff base with Coffee Brown accents
Sealed acid stained concrete floor
Sealed
After EasySeal satin application
48 hours after EasySeal satin application
First coat of ProWax Polish
First coat of ProWax Polish
After second coat of ProWax Polish
After second coat of ProWax Polish
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Glossy 1 gal
High Gloss Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Animal Hospital

animal hospital stained concrete floors
acid stained floors kennel Malayan Buff & Azure Blue
Animal Hospital Floor Stained with Malayan Buff & Azure Blue Acid Stains. Sealed with Polyurethane Sealer
Acid Stained animal hospital concrete floor
Acid Stained animal hospital concrete floor
Acid Stained animal hospital concrete floor
Malayan Buff and Azure Blue Acid Stained Floors Sealed with Acrylic Satin Finish Sealer
animal hospital stained concrete floors
Azure Blue and Malayan Buff EverStain acid stained wet on wet technique
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Acrylic Sealer Solvent
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Concrete Countertops

(Note: Azure Blue EverStain will patina on exterior concrete surfaces)

Outdoor Concrete Countertop
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
Miracle Grow
Miracle Grow
Poly Sealer Water Gloss
Glossy, Water-Based Poly Concrete Sealer
Acid Stained Concrete Countertop
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Acid Stained Concrete Kitchen Countertop
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Rustic Blue Concrete Countertops
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Turquoise Stained Concrete Floors
Photo Provided by Kenneth Lazenby
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
acid stained kitchen countertops
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola