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Basement Turned French Country Farmhouse Style Family Room

Our home is mostly “French Country farmhouse”, but this space will be a little more casual incorporating industrial farmhouse and rustic elements, including a reclaimed wood feature wall, live edge bar area and sliding barn door. We chose to stain our interior concrete floors with Desert Amber and Coffee Brown as our two color acid stain process.

Concrete Basement Floor
Before
Acid Stained Concrete Floor
After Desert Amber and Coffee Brown EverStain Acid Stains
Acid Stained Concrete Floor
Desert Amber and Coffee Brown EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Floor
Acid stained concrete basement floor
Acid Stained Concrete Basement Turned Family Room
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Concrete Floor Wax - Commercial 1 gal
Concrete Floor Wax - High Gloss

Rustic Farmhouse Style Pole Barn Floors

Acid Stained Concrete Floors
Mottled Malayan Buff, Desert Amber, Coffee Brown EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Floors
Acid Stained Concrete Floors
Wet-on-Wet Layered Malayan Buff, Desert Amber, Coffee Brown EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Floors
Acid Stained Concrete Floors
Malayan Buff, Desert Amber, Coffee Brown EveStain Acid Stains with AcquaSeal Satin Sealer
Pole Barn Acid Stained Concrete Floor
Malayan Buff, Desert Amber, Coffee Brown EveSrain Acid Stains with AcquaSeal Satin Acrylic Sealer
Acid Stained Concrete Countertop and Floors
Malayan Buff, Desert Amber, Coffee Brown EveStain Acid Stained Floors and Coffee Brown EverStain Acid Stained Bathroom Vanity
Rustic Farmhouse Style Bathroom Vanity
Coffee Brown EverStained Acid Stained Bathroom Countertop
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Concrete Floor Wax - Commercial 1 gal
Concrete Floor Wax - High Gloss
Surface preparation - garage man cave
Before
Acid Stained cola, coffee brown, desert amber garage floor
Desert Amber, Cola and Coffee Brown Acid Stains. Sealed with High AcquaSeal. Waxed with Gloss Floor Wax
Man cave concrete stained garage floor process
Acid stain application
Stained Concrete Garage Floor
Desert Amber, Cola and Coffee Brown Acid Stains. Sealed with High AcquaSeal. Waxed with Gloss Floor Wax
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal Gloss
Concrete Floor Wax - Commercial 1 gal
Concrete Floor Wax - High Gloss

After Removing Tile From Concrete Floor

Tile over Concrete Flooring
Tile over Concrete Flooring
Cola EverStain Vein Application
Cola EverStain Vein Application
Cola EverStain Acid Stain Application
Cola EverStain Acid Stain Application
Developing Malayan Buff, Cola and Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains
Developing Malayan Buff, Cola and Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains
Concrete Basement
Before
Cola, Desert Amber & Malayan Buff EverStain Application
During Cola, Desert Amber & Malayan Buff EverStain Acid Stain Application
Dry Cola, Desert Amber & Malayan Buff EverStain
Dry Cola, Desert Amber & Malayan Buff EverStain Acid Stains Before Sealer
Cola, Desert Amber & Malayan Buff EverStain on Concrete Basement
Cola, Desert Amber & Malayan Buff EverStain After AcquaSeal Sealer
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Family Fun Garage Floor Makeover

Concrete veining is one of those techniques that is only achievable using concrete acid stain. The marbled result and vibrant colors are hallmarks of concrete acid stain’s reaction to concrete surfaces. If you’re thinking of adding some concrete veining to your surfaces, you’ve come to the right place.

Garage Concrete Floor
Before
Acid Stain Veining Technique Using Toilet Paper
Acid Stain Veining Technique Using Toilet Paper
Acid Stained Concrete Floors
Desert Amber, Black, and Azure Blue mixed with Miracle Grow EverStain Acid Stains
After
After
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Black Acid Stain Concrete Color
EverStain Black
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Miracle Grow
Miracle Grow
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Family Hang Out

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 the 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!

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

Pole Barn Floor with Flare

We recently built a pole barn with new concrete. I knew I would only get one chance to add some flare to the barn before we started packing stuff inside. So I did some research and videos and went with direct colors.

Desert Amber and Black EverStain Acid Stains on Pole Barn Concrete Floor
Desert Amber and Black EverStain Acid Stains on Pole Barn Concrete Floor
Desert Amber and Black EverStain Acid Stains on Pole Barn Concrete Floor
Desert Amber and Black EverStain Acid Stains on Pole Barn Concrete Floor

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 6 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 1620 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    We recently built a pole barn with new concrete. I knew I would only get one chance to add some flare to the barn before we started packing stuff inside. So I did some research and videos and went with direct colors.
  • Personal Tips:
    I started from the back and worked my way out the door. I had two pump sprayers ready to go. I worked my Desert Amber color first in a random camo pattern and filled in with Black and a touch of overspray.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    EverStain acid stain black and desert amber.
    EasySeal Satin and finishing wax.

Other Products Used:
2 pump sprayers, sponge mop, soft bristle brush.

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
ProClean Neutralizer
ProClean Neutralizer
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Black Acid Stain Concrete Color
EverStain Black
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

Earth Tone Basement Stains

Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains on Concrete Floor
Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains Before Floor Wax
Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains
Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains
Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains
Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains and Wax
Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains and Wax
Malayan Buff, Coffee Brown, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains and Wax
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin

A Touch of Green

Acid Stain Application
Avocado and Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains During Application
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Avocado EverStain Swatch
EverStain Avocado
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Acid Stained Concrete Floor
Avocado and Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains Before Floor Wax

Easy Maintenance Garage Floor

Sealing Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
Sealing Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Garage Floor
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stained Concrete Garage Floor
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Covered Patio

Covered Concrete Patio
Before
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Shifting Sand Concrete Acid Stain
Shifting Sand Concrete Acid Stain
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss
Desert Amber & Shifting Sand EverStain Acid Stained Covered Concrete Patio
Desert Amber & Shifting Sand EverStain Acid Stained Covered Concrete Patio

Making Concrete Pavers Pop

I created my own pavers using a mold and colored cement. However the cement color wasn’t entirely consistent or rich in color, so I decided to acid stain the blocks.

Concrete Pavers
Before
Acid Stained Concrete Pavers
After
Staining Concrete Brick Pavers
During
Acid Stained Concrete Patio Paver Floor
After

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 500 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I created my own pavers using a mold and colored cement. However the cement color wasn’t entirely consistent or rich in color, so I decided to acid stain the blocks.
  • Personal Tips:
    Spray the entire area with light color, go back and paint brush the dark areas.

Direct Colors Products Used:
Desert Amber, coffee brown, solvent based satin sealer.

Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Just a White Concrete Slab

Bought a home with a torn out sport court with just the white concrete slab remaining.

Concrete Patio
Before
Acid Staining a Concrete Patio
During
Stained Concrete Patio
After Cola, Malayan Buff, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains
Concrete Patio
Before
Acid Staining a Concrete Patio
During
Acid Stained Concrete Patio Floor
After Cola, Malayan Buff, Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stains

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 950 sq. ft.

Project Description:
Bought a home with a torn out sport court with just the white concrete slab remaining

Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
acid stained concrete patio
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Acid Stained Checkered Driveway Design
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Acid Stain Concrete Patio Design
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Black Acid Stain Concrete Color
EverStain Black
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Lakeside Concrete Fire Pit Patio
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Shifting Sand Concrete Acid Stain
Shifting Sand Concrete Acid Stain
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
Black Acid Stain Concrete Color
EverStain Black
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Building a Fire Table
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Penetrating Sealer
Penetrating Sealer & Hardener
Firehouse Acid Stained Epoxy Countertop
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
English Red EverStain Swatch
EverStain English Red
Avocado EverStain Swatch
EverStain Avocado
Acid Stained Kitchen Countertops
Desert Amber EverStain Acid Stain
EverStain Desert Amber
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Avocado EverStain Swatch
EverStain Avocado
Penetrating Sealer
Penetrating Sealer & Hardener