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Hand Troweled Haven

Concrete Patio
Before
Black Stained Concrete Patio
Black Antiquing Stain on Hand Troweled Concrete Patio
Black Antiquing Stain Application
During
Black Antiquing Stain Patio
Black Antiquing Stain on Hand Troweled Concrete Patio

Scored Concrete Patio Makeover

Scored concrete patio
Scored concrete patio
Black stained scored concrete patio
Black Antiquing stain and EasySeal Satin

Perfect Imperfections

Concrete Patio
Before
black concrete stain application
Black Antiquing stain application
Black stained concrete patio
Black Antiquing stain and Satin EasySeal sealer

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 2 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 500 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    We grinded our uneven, textured concrete slab, then used black antiquing stain to hide the imperfections and finished with the satin sealer. We LOVE how it turned out, how easy it was to apply & how easy it is to clean!
  • Personal Tips:
    The chemical sprayer application was great! Make sure to clean out the sprayer between coats, to prevent it from caking up. It is amazing how the sealer enhances the color!
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Non slip sealer additive
    Gray patching compound
    Black antiquing stain
    Satin Easy Seal

Other Products Used:
Pump Chemical Sprayer
Spiked Shoes

Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Concrete Porch Paradise

Stained Concrete Patio Porch Idea
Russet and Black Antiquing Stains on Brushed Concrete
Staining a Brushed Concrete Patio
Before & After
Stained Concrete Patio Porch Idea
Russet and Black Antiquing Stains on Brushed Concrete
Staining a Concrete Patio with Two Colors
Before
  • Project Completed In: 5 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 70 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I went to Lowe’s first because I wanted to stain my porch concrete to a dark color.  I was guided to use Valspar semitransparent concrete stain.  I chose the charcoal color for the most coverage, I thought. Being that part of my concrete is extremely porous, uneven and had used peroxide on it in the past it did not take well.

I then was referred to Direct Colors by a friend. I purchased the Antiquing black and russet stains to cover my porch and leave some contrast and design.  Again the Antiquing black stain did not absorb in many areas, even after 2 layers. The russet seemed to cover very well but did not give me the look I wanted due to the Antiquing black not absorbing.  So I was directed to use the russet all over, then given the black Portico to spray all over that x 2 layers.  This is what finally worked and we love the look!  Ty Direct Colors for your guidance, patience and generosity!

  • Personal Tips:
    The Russet Antiquing was the base layer I needed to absorb due to its larger pigments for my porous concrete. The Portico is what I needed instead of the Antiquing due to its double pigments.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Russet Antiquing
    Black Antiquing
    Black Portico
    Acrylic Satin Sealer
  • Other Products Used:
    Valspar SemiTransparent Concrete stain in Charcoal ( not not work well)
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
Russet Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Russet
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Taking A Crack At Antiquing Stain

Black Antiquing Stain on Brushed Concrete Patio
Black Antiquing Stain on Brushed Concrete Patio
Brushed Concrete Patio
Before
Black Antiquing Stain on Brushed Concrete Patio
During
Black Antiquing Stain on Brushed Concrete Patio
Gold Acrylic Craft Paint Detail on Cracks
  • Project Completed In: 4 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 200 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I was googling for a concrete stain and really liked the look of direct colors. I watched a few videos, it is pretty self explanatory. So I purchased and stained the concrete antique black 2 coats and used a Walmart craft gold acrylic paint to paint the cracks. I applied the sealer, sprayed the first coat and rolled the second. Mine isn’t shiny the whole way across because my cement isn’t smooth but love the outcome. I really love that this product was easy to use, had good how to videos and fast shipment. If your looking for a good diy product this is the one.

 

  • Personal Tips:
    The sealer smell is really strong so just be aware of that. Watch the videos. Remember if your concrete is porous you are going to use more stain. Don’t use any weight on your roller when applying sealer. It’s actually easier than I thought. And don’t worry about messing up cause you can’t. A very easy product to apply my first time ever doing anything like this.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Black Antiquing Stain & Seal Kit
  • Other Products Used:
    Walmart gold acrylic craft paint
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Recolored & Revamped Stamped Concrete

Ugly Orange Patio
Before
Stained Red Stamped Concrete Patio
After Black and Charcoal Antiquing Stains Over Red Stamped Concrete
  • Project Completed In: 4 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 350 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I was looking to recolor and stain my rather ugly orange patio that was there when I moved in. The patio was stamped so I knew there had to be a way to make it look good. Luckily, I found Direct Colors and got just the result I wanted. I mixed charcoal and black Antiquing stain to create a deep dark color which slightly showed the previous orange, creating a natural look. Then I sealed it to pop the color.  I love it!

 

  • Personal Tips:
    If you are covering an old color that is very bright, make sure to buy enough stain. It took me multiple layers due to the bright orange that was there before. Other than that, it was a rather simple process.  I mixed some anti slip into the final sealer to ensure a finish that was also safe.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Charcoal Antiquing Stain & Seal Kit
    Black Antiquing Stain & Seal Kit
    Non Slip Additive
  • Other Products Used:
    Two pump sprayers & deck brush
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
Charcoal Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Charcoal
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive

Patio Mini Facelift

Faded Stamped Concrete Patio
Before
Black Antiquing Stain on Stamped Concrete Patio
After Black Antiquing Stain on Stamped Concrete Patio
Faded Stamped Concrete Patio
Before
After Black Antiquing Stain on Stamped Concrete Patio
After Black Antiquing Stain on Stamped Concrete Patio

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 2 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 228 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    We have a very bland worn stamped concrete patio. I was looking for a simple solution to improve and upgrade our look for summertime. I found direct colors concrete stain and thought it seemed the perfect solution! It’s been an absolute transformation!! And a very simple process, well if you have reliable weather! But I even managed to get it done between the rain drops in Pennsylvania without any of the stain fading. The results have been amazing. I get so many compliments I could not be happier!
  • Personal Tips:
    I recommend using a hand pump bottle to apply the stain. More control, less waste. The sprayer used too much product and wasn’t easy to control the distribution.
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Multicolored Makeover

Black, Aztec Brown & Yukon Gold Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete
Black, Aztec Brown & Yukon Gold Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete
Before and After Antiquing Stain on Faded Stamped Concrete
Before and After Antiquing Stain on Faded Stamped Concrete
Black, Aztec Brown & Yukon Gold Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete
Black, Charcoal, Aztec Brown & Yukon Gold Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete
Before and After Antiquing Stain on Faded Stamped Concrete
Before and After Antiquing Stain on Faded Stamped Concrete
  • Project Completed In: 2 weeks(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 500 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    The patio builder built it last year and sealed incorrectly with a garbage sealer. We spent over $9,000 on the patio and it looked awful. We searched and searched for a solution to make it look sharp and worth the money we paid. We are so happy we found your company. We have neighbors coming by to see the patio! Everyone is blown away by the difference. Thank you for a great product! We can’t believe how the water beads on the patio now after applying your sealer. We never had that with the inferior sealer
  • Personal Tips:
    Be sure to fill any cracks between pavers before sealing. I wanted multi-colors so  I colored each one a different color. we did 2 coats of sealer.
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
Aztec Brown Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Aztec Brown
Yukon Gold Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Yukon Gold
Charcoal Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Charcoal
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive

Prince Tribute

Faded Black Concrete
Before
Onyx Black ColorWave Stain
Black ColorWave Stain and Satin Acrylic Sealer
Faded Black Concrete
Before
Onyx Black ColorWave Stained Floor
Black ColorWave Stained Floor
Black ColorWave Swatch
ColorWave Black
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Make It Modern

Look at the funky look this customer gave their concrete floor. They used three concrete dye colors to achieve this unique, modern look. The mix of modern and industrial vibes is a winning combination!

Concrete Floor
Before
Colorwave Black, Stone Gray and Iron Gray Concrete Floor
Colorwave Black, Stone Gray and Iron Gray Concrete Floor
CoorWave Water Based Stain Application
CoorWave Water Based Stain Application
ColorWave Black, Stone Gray and Iron Gray Stained Concrete Floor
During
  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 430 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    We used Colorwave Black, Stone Gray and Iron gray, used the “puddling method” and finished it off with an AcquaSeal gloss sealer. We also put 2 coats of wax afterwards.
  • Personal Tips:
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Colorwave Black, Stone Gray and Iron Gray stain, Water based high gloss acrylic sealer and residential wax.
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Black ColorWave Swatch
ColorWave Black
STONE GRAY ColorWave Concrete Stain Color Swatch
ColorWave Stone Gray
IRON GRAY ColorWave Concrete Stain Color Swatch-High-Quality
ColorWave Iron Gray
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Pool Decks

Your pool is your relaxation retreat. We know that restoring your #1 lounge area is towards the top of your list when it comes to outdoor projects.

Stained Concrete Pool Deck
Black Antiquing Stain on Brushed Concrete Pool Deck
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
stamped concrete pool deck
Black Antiquing Stain on Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 2 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 0.00800 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Sooooo we are a DIY family that let a stamped concrete area around our pool go for 19 years with only sealing it once after it was installed with a big box store sealer. After lots of research I ordered a sample of the antiquing stain and sealer. I was so impressed with the ease of this I thought this is a project I can do myself unlike most that I find and my husband has to complete. I ordered the 5 gallon buckets of each and started on a Friday with pressure washing the area. Started early Saturday morning with the stain and did a second coat that afternoon. Finished up on Sunday with two coats of sealer. The ease of this product was amazing. So simple for anyone to do regardless of your diy capabilities. Wishing I had done this sooner. Have received so many positive compliments. Took the concrete back to its original appearance after 19 ye ars of neglect. Makes our pool area so refreshed and modern looking once again.
  • Personal Tips:
    If In a windy area have a second person hold a piece of cardboard to prevent over spray. We bent a piece of cardboard to go around curved areas that had stone that we didn’t want to stain.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Black Antiquing stain and Satin EasySeal

Other Products Used:
Pressure washer and cleaner

Charcoal Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Charcoal
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
After first coat of Satin EasySeal sealer
After first coat of Satin EasySeal sealer
After two coats of Satin EasySeal sealer
After two coats of Satin EasySeal sealer
Faded black stamped concrete pool deck
Faded black stamped concrete pool deck
After two coats of Black Antiquing stain
After two coats of Black Antiquing stain
  • Project Completed In: 5 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 1100 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Our original stamped concrete was supposed to be a beautiful dark charcoal color. However, the installers were in a hurry and power washed it too soon. They destroyed the color and sealer, leaving weird power was streaks. Your product saved our stamped concrete!
  • Personal Tips:
    Plan! We had a large area around a pool along with a back porch. We had to do it in stages. We have large dogs, so we had to fence off sections at a time.Secondly, we used a sprayer to apply the antique stain. You should agitate the sprayer fairly constantly to keep the pigment evenly dispersed.

Direct Colors Products Used:
Solvent based acrylic high gloss sealer and Black antiquing stain.

Charcoal Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Charcoal
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Damaged concrete pool deck stain
Before
Refinished Stamped Concrete Pool Deck with Charcoal Antiquing Stain
After Charcoal Antiquing Stain
Black Stained Concrete Pool Deck
Pet Friendly Black Antiquing Stain on Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Black EasyTint Satin on Concrete Wall
Black EasyTint Satin on Concrete Wall
Black EasyTint Swatch
EasyTint Black
Black EasyTint Swatch
EasyTint Black
Yukon Gold Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Yukon Gold
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Stamped Concrete Pathway
Stamped Concrete Pathway
Olive Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Olive
Cafe Royale Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Cafe Royale
Aztec Brown Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Aztec Brown
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
Pumpkin Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Pumpkin
Khaki Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Khaki
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Poured Concrete Patio
Before
Black, Malayan Buff, Seagrass EverStains on Concrete Patio
Black, Malayan Buff, Seagrass EverStains on Concrete Patio
Black, Malayan Buff, Seagrass EverStains on Concrete Patio
Black, Malayan Buff, Seagrass EverStains on Concrete Patio
Black, Malayan Buff, Seagrass EverStains on Concrete Patio
Night View
Black EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Paver Walkway
Black EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Paver Walkway
Black Acid Stained Concrete Paver Walkway
Black EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Paver Walkway
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain Seagrass
Black EverStain Swatch
EverStain Black
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
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