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Driftwood Brown Concrete Stain Photo Gallery

Driftwood stain color brings inviting warmth to any concrete project.

Use this earthy dark brown shade to seamlessly match your indoor or outdoor decor to your stained concrete.

Back Porch Concrete Stain Makeover with Antiquing Stain

Front Porch – Faded No More

This stamped concrete patio had the color brought back into it in a big way! No longer worn and shabby, some concrete Antiquing™ Stain and solvent based acrylic sealer gave it some color and gloss.

First coat of driftwood Antiquing™ stain on faded stamped concrete patio
First coat of driftwood Antiquing™ stain on faded stamped concrete patio
Second coat of Driftwood Antiquing Stain
Second coat of driftwood Antiquing stain
Sealed Driftwood Antiquing stain on previously faded stamped concrete patio
Sealed Driftwood Antiquing stain on previously faded stamped concrete patio
Sealed Driftwood Antiquing stain on previously faded stamped concrete patio
Sealed Driftwood Antiquing stain on previously faded stamped concrete front porch
  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 200 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Front porch and patio re-stain and seal. As you can see in the first picture, left side is faded and worn out, while lower right has been stained. The other pictures follows through to the completed job, looks fantastic, your products really did great!
  • Personal Tips:
    Make sure to clean the area that will be stained and remove as much of the old clear coat (if any) that is on it to have a smooth finish!
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Driftwood Antiquing Stain
    Solvent-Based, High Gloss Acrylic Concrete Sealer
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss

Just Like New Stamped Concrete

Why get brand spankin’ new concrete when you can spruce up the old stuff to look new AND you can spend less? This DC customer used some concrete patching compound and Cocoa Brown pigment to patch all the pitted areas of their stamped concrete patio.  Then, they applied some Antiquing™ Stain for color and sealed the deal with our solvent-based sealer with a gloss finish.

Faded Brown Stamped Concrete Patio
Before
Brown Stained Stamped Concrete Patio - Driftwood Antiquing Stain
After
Faded stamped concrete patio
Recolored faded stamped concrete patio with Driftwood Antiquing stain
Recolored faded integrally colored stamped concrete patio
Recolored faded integrally colored stamped concrete patio with driftwood Antiquing stain
  • Project Completed In: 2 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 400 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Started off with Colorado weather damaged concrete, typical freeze and expand pitting, and warn faded coloring and sealant due to the strong sun we have. Used the Direct Colors concrete patching compound and some concrete pigment to patch all the pitted areas. Used a pump sprayer to apply the antiquing stain, which went on easily and consistently. Applied the two coats of acrylic sealer and the color popped! My patio looks brand new. We are extremely happy with the outcome, easy application, and great look.
  • Personal Tips:
    When filling concrete pits with the patching compound, sand down the compound slightly before it’s solid, otherwise it’s almost impossible to sand down..
    When applying the acrylic sealer, let the weight of the saturated roller do the work. I personally found that rolling the roller back from the far end, let the sealer apply nicely.. Roll the roller nice and slow to prevent the acrylic sealer from bubbling as it dries.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Antiquing Stain & Seal Kit ( Driftwood stain, Solvent Base Acrylic Sealer – Gloss)
    Concrete Patching Compound
    Concrete Pigment (Cocoa Brown)Other Products Used:
    Pressure washer to clean it off
    Extension pole to attach the roller
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss

Consistent Concrete Walkway

If concrete is not maintained over time, it can definitely vary in appearance. This customer’s goal was to even out their concrete walkway since some areas of it were covered by shade and other areas were fully exposed to sun. They chose to do three coats of concrete stain which not only gave them the color effect they wanted to achieve – it also leveled out some gritty areas.

Faded stamped concrete walkway
Before
stained stamped concrete walkway entry
After 3 light coats of Driftwood Antiquing stain and Easyseal satin sealer
resurfacing stamped concrete walkway entry
stained stamped concrete walkway entry
antiquing-driftwood-stamped-concrete-walkway-entry-dog-pet

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 4 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 2000 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    This is a 2000 sq ft stamped concrete entry that has not been maintained. Our goal was to bring the entry back to a consistent finish and seal it to improve it’s appearance. There was quite a bit of variation as some areas were covered and others exposed to full sun. Pressure washing had damaged some areas.
  • Personal Tips:
    We pressure washed the concrete first using a low pressure cleaner and then high pressure to remove any dirt and debris. We allowed it to dry for 24 hours. We chose to roll the antiquing stain as there was quite a bit of variation in the impressions. We used a 3/8″ roller cover being sure to get even coverage. We did allow some of the stain to settle into the recessed creating an attractive color enhancement. Let the roller do the work! We chose to do three coats to achieve uniform coverage. We then rolled the clear sealer. Again, we chose to do three coats which resulted in an amazing color effect and it also leveled some of the gritty areas. It’s an amazing change that took us three days. Keep the area as clean as you can but don’t worry about any small leaves or debris. It is easily removed before additional coats. We waited four hours between coats with temperatures in the high 70s. No issues with tracking or roller marks.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    5 Gal. Driftwood Antiquing™ Stain
    SKU: DC-ANS-411-1GAL
    Color: Driftwood7 Gal. EasySeal™ Satin Concrete and Paver Sealer
    SKU: DC-ACS-SOL-SAT-1GAL

Other Products Used:
3/8″ roller covers
Chip brushes for touch up

Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Scored Concrete Sanctuary

Sure – the outdoor furniture, greenery, and decor set the stage for a beautiful concrete patio. But the earthy tone of the scored concrete underneath contributes to the relaxed vibe of this chill zone. Can you imagine yourself kicking back in a sanctuary like this?!

Scored concrete patio stained with milano red, driftwood and pumpkin Antiquing color stains
Scored concrete patio stained with milano red, driftwood and pumpkin Antiquing color stains
Stained Concrete Patio
Backyard patio stained with milano red, driftwood and pumpkin Antiquing color stains
picture of a scored concrete patio
Scored concrete patio stained with milano red, driftwood and pumpkin Antiquing color stains
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
Milano Red Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Milano Red
Pumpkin Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Pumpkin
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Stunning Stained Pavers Driveway

Check out what this DC customer created with four different Portico™ paver stain colors. Then, they followed up that earthy color combo with some acrylic sealer. The pavers on the driveway almost match the porch – how cool is that?

staining concrete pavers: before staining, applying stain, finished stained pavers, and sealed
Faded concrete paver driveway
Before
Portico Aztec Brown, Driftwood, Khaki, Terra, Yukon Gold stained pavers driveway
Aztec brown, driftwood, khaki, terracotta, yukon gold Portico stained concrete paver driveway
Portico Yukon Gold Concrete Paver Stain
Portico™ Yukon Gold
Portico Driftwood Concrete Paver Stain
Portico™ Driftwood
Aztec Brown Portico Swatch
Portico™ Aztec Brown
Portico Terracotta
Portico™ Terracotta
Khaki Portico Swatch
Portico™ Khaki
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss

Pole Barn Patio

At Direct Colors, there are few things we love more than pole barns. That rustic, industrial look? We just can’t get enough!

And we love how this DC customer used the antique look of our concrete Antiquing™ Stain to add color to their patio. The color effect that’s produced just matches so well to the vibe of a pole barn!

Concrete Patio Pole Barn Style
Before
Driftwood Antiquing stained broomed concrete pole barn patio floor
Driftwood Antiquing stained broomed concrete pole barn patio floor
Driftwood Antiquing stained broomed concrete pole barn patio floor
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Honeycomb Pattern Concrete Pavers

If you have a concrete pavers patio, using multiple colors is certainly a way to create visual interest!

That’s exactly what was done here. Tinted concrete sealer in gold and Driftwood brown added some fun aesthetics to these hexagon pavers next to the garden.

Yukon gold and driftwood hexagonal paver design
Yukon gold and driftwood hexagonal paver design
Adding glass aggregate
Adding glass aggregate
EasyTint yukon gold and driftwood colored sealer
Patio Concrete Pavers - EasyTint Yukon Gold, Driftwood Stain
Tinted Sealer Yukon Gold
EasyTint™Yukon Gold
Driftwood EasyTint Swatch
EasyTint™Driftwood
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss

Front Porch Patio Facelift

Boost your curb appeal with a front porch makeover! You can level up your plain ol’ concrete with a subtle brown concrete stain. It’s the perfect example of something you can do that might seem insignificant, but makes a huge difference in the look of your home.

Broom finish concrete patio
Before
Driftwood Brown Stained Brushed Concrete Patio
After
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Recolored Stamped Concrete Pool Deck

Time and time again, our DIYers stress the importance of surface preparation! We have to agree, every single time.

As it goes with many projects, sometimes it ends up taking longer than you anticipated – but that’s OK! After all of the work they put in, we think that this concrete makeover helped achieve a more even look on their faded pool deck.

Faded two color stamped concrete pool deck
Faded two color stamped concrete pool deck
Staining Faded Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
During
Faded Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Before
Recolored driftwood and cumin Antiquing stains on faded stamped concrete pool deck
Recolored driftwood and cumin Antiquing stains on faded stamped concrete pool deck

What is the approximate size of your project? 

800 sq. Ft. 

 

Which Direct Colors products did you use? Your order number will do, if you have it. 

Antiquing Stain DIY Kit 

Antiquing Stain in Driftwood 3 gallons 

Antiquing Stain in Cumin 3 gallons 

Acrylic Solvent Based Satin Sealer 11 gallons (very porous concrete with 3 layers) 

 

What other products did you use to complete your project? 

Pump sprayer 

Painter’s solvent (xylene not available in my state) for clean up and previous sealer stripping 

Power washer 

 

How long did your project take to complete? 

Longer than anticipated, which is where my tips come in to play 

1 week of stripping old sealer 

1 day for Direct Colors Cleaner and Degreaser and drying overnight 

3 days sealing 3 layers letting them each dry overnight (ran out of sealer and tarped off for 1 week before being able to apply more sealer in 2 more consecutive days) 

 

We would also love to hear any personal tips about your project that may help another Direct Colors customer do one of their own. 

“Make sure you have proper measurements, and buy extra sealer for extremely porous concrete.  It is better to have extra to have in the future to reseal than to run out and have to tarp off the project until you can get more. If you do not have to strip your old sealer, don’t!” 

Cumin Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Cumin
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Coloring a Brand New Concrete Pool Deck

Many of our customers look to add color to a new concrete slab to make it more aesthetically pleasing and look “finished”.

It’s amazing how this pool deck goes from bland to luxurious looking! The combination of the Terracotta stain base with brown concrete stain highlights creates a warm balance of color.

Broomed concrete pool deck
Broomed concrete pool deck
Stained concrete pool deck
Terracotta base color with driftwood highlights
Stained concrete pool deck
Stained concrete pool deck

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 1 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 400 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    New concrete around our pool
  • Personal Tips:
    Prep prep prep

Direct Colors Products Used:
Terra cotta and driftwood

Terra Cotta Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Terra Cotta
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss

Wonderful Stamped Concrete Walkway

Stamped concrete walkway stained with Driftwood Satin, Solvent-Based Tinted Sealer.
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Multicolored Stained Concrete Pool Deck

Refinished Stained Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Antiquing Cumin, Driftwood and Terra Cotta Pool Deck
Cumin Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Cumin
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
Terra Cotta Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Terra Cotta
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive
EasySeal Gloss
EasySeal™ Gloss

Making Stamped Concrete Look Like Slate

Give your concrete patio some depth with multiple concrete stain colors! This concrete legitimately looks like slate – we can’t believe it.

Plus, don’t forget to use some non slip concrete additive on any area with heavy foot traffic. It increases slip resistance and grip, making it perfect for patios, pool decks, and walkways.

Stamped concrete patio
Before
Antiquing+Stamped+Concrete+Patio+Driftwood+Fern-Green+Russet+After
After
Antiquing+Stamped+Concrete+Patio+Driftwood+Fern-Green+Russet+During
During
Faux slate look using charcoal, fern green, driftwood & russet Antiquing stain colors
Faux slate look using charcoal, fern green, driftwood & russet Antiquing stain colors
  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 336 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I made a stamped concrete patio, stamped to look like slate. I then used antiquing stain in 4 separate colors to stain each tile individually, then I put a top coat of charcoal to darken it all up. I then put one coat of the satin sealant followed by a final coat with the non slip powder.
  • Personal Tips:
    I used a brush to stain each square, then sprayed the charcoal top coat with a pump sprayer then rolled the sealer on after it was dry.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    3 Gal Charcoal Antiquing Stain
    1 Gal Russet Antiquing Stain
    1 Gal Fern Green Antiquing Stain
    1 Gal Driftwood Antiquing Stain
    2 Gal Satin Concrete Sealer
    16oz non slip additive
Driftwood Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Driftwood
Charcoal Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Charcoal
Russet Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Russet
Antiquing Fern Green
Antiquing™ Fern Green
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin
Slip Resistant Additive
Slip Resistant Additive

Basement Turned Playroom

This DC customer transformed their plain basement concrete floor into a more finished play room for their kids.

All it took was some brown colored concrete sealer and then some floor wax to protect the basement floor. Ta-da! A more homey place for the kids to play!

Plain concrete basement
Plain concrete basement
First coat application
First coat application
After first coat of driftwood AcquaTint colored sealer
After first coat of driftwood AcquaTint colored sealer
Stained concrete basement floor with Driftwood AcquaTint colored sealer
After two coats of AcquaTint and two coats of satin ProWax Polish
  • Project Info:
    • Project Completed In: 6 day(s)
    • Estimate of Square Footage: 1500 sq. ft.
    • Project Description:
      Turning our plain basement into a fun play room for the kids .
    • Personal Tips:

    Direct Colors Products Used:
    Acquatint driftwood with satin floor polish

AcquaTint™ Driftwood
AcquaTint™ Driftwood
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin

Dyed Interior Concrete Isn’t That Crazy!

Concrete floors are an excellent alternative to your typical wood floors or carpeting in the living room.

With that being said, we admire how this DIYer used concrete dye to add color to their living room floor. Not only does it create a warm atmosphere, but it’s easy to maintain and looks great!

Driftwood Vibrance Concrete Floor
Driftwood Vibrance on Concrete Floor
Driftwood Vibrance on Concrete Floor
Driftwood Vibrance on Concrete Floor
Sepia Vibrance Swatch
Vibrance™ Driftwood
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin

Pretty ‘N’ Polished Concrete Floors

Wow, look at that shiny floor! For this indoor concrete floor, gray and brown concrete dyes were used for a varied look. Glossy water based sealer and a high gloss concrete floor wax completed that super glossy look.

Stormy Gray and Driftwood Vibrance Dye on Concrete Floor
Stormy gray and driftwood vibrance dye and polished concrete floor
Stormy Gray and Driftwood Vibrance Dye on Concrete Floor
Stormy gray and driftwood vibrance dye and polished concrete floor
Sepia Vibrance Swatch
Vibrance™ Driftwood
Stormy Gray Vibrance Dye Color Swatch
Vibrance™ Stormy Gray
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal™ Gloss
ProWax Polish
ProWax™ Polish Gloss

Residential Concrete Floors: All About Ambiance

The beauty of colored concrete is that it directly affects the ambiance of a home – whether indoors or outdoors. When applied to a residential floor, concrete dye has the ability to transform a space. This floor nearly glows with this varied blend of colors!

Concrete floor
Before
Stained concrete basement floor with aztec brown, driftwood and malayan buff Vibrance dye
Stained concrete basement floor with aztec brown, driftwood and malayan buff Vibrance dye
concrete floor
Before
Aztec brown, driftwood and malayan buff Vibrance dyed concrete floor
Aztec brown, driftwood and malayan buff Vibrance dyed concrete floor

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 6 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 700 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I used Direct Colors acetone dye to stain a portion of our basement. Floor buffer was rented and lots of elbow grease was used to clean floor. Direct Colors Hard Troweled Floor Pre-Treatment was sprayed on floor with pump sprayer, then water was removed with shop vacuum. Floor was then mopped one more time with just water and allowed to dry overnight. 3 different acetone dye colors was applied to floor, lightest to darkest. Acetone dye was mixed to instructions and applied with an acetone sprayer. When applying the 2nd color and 3rd colors, I used more of it in areas and also applied the color (sephia) with a sponge brush to try to add more detail and depth to color. It took 3 days to apply sealer with a roller, 1 coat for each day, (three coats of sealer total.) After 3 days Residential Concrete Floor Wax that was applied, again with a roller. Two coats of wax gave it a nice shine.
  • Personal Tips:
    Carry around a small bucket to catch drips from acetone sprayer. Every time I stopped or paused spraying drips from sprayer got on the floor. You can also try to bleed them out as well (spray a little more on the spot to make it less noticeable). Use disposable shoe covers or some old shoes to spray acetone dye. Wear a respirator mask, acetone smell was intense. Don’t go cheap on the rollers, a less expensive paint roller was leaving streaks in the sealer, I switched to a microfiber roller which worked so much better. Wipe wax drips up immediately. I made the mistake of letting some wax drips sit on floor too long, thinking I would just roll over it and smooth it out when I got back to the area. It took to long and the drips started to dry before I got back leaving drops that were noticeable in the finished job.
  •  Other Products Used:

floor buffer with scrubber pad
mop and bucket
acetone
acetone sprayer
respirator mask
disposable shoe covers
sponge brush
paint tray
microfiber roller with extension pole

Sepia Vibrance Swatch
Vibrance™ Driftwood
Vibrance Dye Aztec Brown
Vibrance™ Aztec Brown
Malayan Buff Vibrance Swatch
Vibrance™ Malayan Buff
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin

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