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Gray Concrete Stain Gallery

Ah, gray concrete stain. It’s such a versatile, neutral color of stain that you can do anything with. It adds that extra oomph to your concrete pool deck. It’ll spruce up your concrete patio or driveway. Whichever concrete surface you choose to put it on, you can finally put the finishing touch on your outdoor area!

Swirl Finish Concrete Pool Deck

Sometimes subtle changes make a world of difference! This swirl finish concrete looked blotchy and stained, but now it looks amazing after the gray tinted concrete sealer! It wasn’t a dramatic color change, but does that evened-out gray concrete color complement that lovely swirl finish or what?

Concrete Pool Deck
Before
Gray EasyTint Satin on Concrete Pool Deck
Gray EasyTint satin on swirl finish concrete pool deck
Concrete Pool Deck
Before
Gray EasyTint satin on swirl finish concrete pool deck
Gray EasyTint satin on swirl finish concrete pool deck

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 5 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 900 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Pool deck was blotchy and stained . Even pressure washing left it blotchy
  • Personal Tips:
    Definitely minimum 2 coats to achieve color

Direct Colors Products Used:
EasyTint gray satin

EasyTint Gray
EasyTint™ Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Fabulous Farmhouse Patio

How can you get a covered patio to look even homier and more inviting? Use Antiquing™ Stain so that your new concrete patio has that antique look to match your charming farmhouse! Again – gray concrete stain is all about the subtle sophistication. We think that this back patio looks like a great place to grill, lounge, and relax!

Concrete Patio
Before
Staining a Concrete Patio Gray
Silver Gray Antiquing stain application on broom finish concrete
Gray Stained Concrete Patio
Silver Gray Antiquing Stain on Concrete Patio Floor
Gray Stained Concrete Patio
Silver Gray Antiquing Stain on Concrete Patio Floor

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 0.00 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Antiquing stain on a broom finish concrete covered patio on my new construction farmhouse.
  • Personal Tips:
    I sprayed the antiquing stain with a pump sprayer and rolled two coats of sealer with a wide roller.

Direct Colors Products Used:
Silver gray antiquing stain and satin solvent-based sealer.

Silver Gray Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Silver Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

DIY Patio Dream

Faded and old concrete patio floor
Before
gray stained concrete patio
Gray and Light Charcoal Antiquing stains
Gray Antiquing stain application
First coat of Gray Antiquing stain
Light charcoal application over gray Antiquing stain
Light charcoal application over gray Antiquing stain
EasySeal to seal and make the Antiquing stain colors pop
EasySeal to seal and make the Antiquing stain colors pop
fun and easy stained concrete patio
After

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 200 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

Outdoor patio needed a major make over. We contacted a few professional companies in our area quotes came in around 3,000!!! that made us think perhaps we can do it ourselves! it can’t look any worse than it does now.

After researching online for about a month hubby and I opted to purchase from Direct Colors because of the simple easy to understand instructions, along with the ” how to videos ” available on the website.

I must admit we both were feeling a bit apprehensive at first to take on such a massive project. We are both in our mid 50″s with zero previous experience.

After contacting the wonderful customer support service team at Direct Colors we took the plunge and ordered. The customer service team is professional, knowledgeable and was patient with our questions explaining in layman’s terms our questions.

It’ was comforting to know professional assistance was just a phone call away 3 days later our patio was finished, looks amazingly well done saved literally thousands of dollars and had the feeling of accomplishment.

Thank you Direct Colors!

  • Personal Tips:
    Pre- preparation is 90% the key to success. A clean, grease free surface is a must!
    Check weather forecast partly cloudy/ no rain in the forecast for 3 days, green flag to begin
    Make sure you have all equipment ( brushes, tarps, rollers, trays, etc.) required gathered in one handy space

Create a checklist of materials needed prior to starting.
Read then re-read the directions/ instructions

Jot down any questions you may have, then contact Direct Colors customer support … the team is fabulous!

Direct Colors Products Used:
Antiquing stain Light Charcoal and Gray
Satin sealant.

Antiquing Gray
Antiquing™ Gray
Light Charcoal Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Light Charcoal
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Make-Your-Own Outdoor BBQ Area

Slate-stamped concrete paver patio design
Slate-stamped concrete paver patio design
concrete stained to look like slate
Silver Gray, Light Charcoal and Tweed Antiquing stains
Staining concrete to look like slate
Slate-stamped concrete stained with 3 Antiquing stain colors
EasySeal application to seal Antiquing stains to make colors pop
EasySeal application to seal Antiquing stains to make colors pop
Concrete patio stained to look like slate
EasySeal applied over Silver Gray, Charcoal and Tweed Antiquing stains
stained slate-stamped concrete patio
Stained slate-stamped concrete
Concrete patio stamped slate design
Charcoal, Silver Gray and Tweed Antiquing stain colors
Concrete stained to look like slate
Slate-stamped concrete patio design

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 2 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 10 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:

BBQ outdoor dining area. We wanted to add on an additional patio for outdoor dining.

We contacted a few local companies and was quoted 4K for labor and materials!! After recovering from sticker shock, we decided ” we got this”..
We opted on pavers & Direct Colors stain / sealant.

The entire cost doing it ourselves .. less than 1k. After allowing the time in between installation of pavers and staining,/ sealant. We purchased Antiquing silver gray, tweed and charcoal gray.

I stained each paver individually using sponge brushes. I applied 2 coats allowing dry time between. I waited 24 hours before applying the satin sealant ( also allowing dry time between coats).

We couldn’t be more satisfied with the end results!! We took the money we saved and spent a getaway weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire .. win win!.

Thank you Direct Colors for creating a professional, high quality product with expert results that 1st timer DIY’s can easily master.

  • Personal Tips:
    Read the instructions ( simple, easy to understand)
    Pre prep .. we can’t empathize this enough ! It’s 90% the key to expert results.
    Shake the stain .. Shake the stain .. did I mention not to forget to Shake the stain during application??
    Check the weather forecast prior to beginning .. 3 days of partly cloudy/ no rain is ideal!
    Contact Direct Colors customer care team if you have any questions .. they are friendly professional and knowledgeable

Direct Colors Products Used:
Antiquing stain Silver Gray, Tweed and Charcoal Gray
Satin Finish Sealant

Silver Gray Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Silver Gray
Charcoal Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Charcoal
Tweed Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Tweed
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Broom Finish Driveway Upgrade

Improve your curb appeal in an instant by applying a colored concrete sealer to your broom finish driveway! Here’s the great part of this upgrade – you can stain and seal in one step. Now you have a bit of color AND your concrete makeover is protected!

Silver Gray EasyTint Satin
Silver Gray EasyTint Satin
Driveway Stained with Silver Gray EasyTint Tinted Sealer
Driveway Stained with Silver Gray EasyTint Tinted Sealer
Silver Gray EasyTint Swatch
EasyTint™ Silver Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Concrete Stain Color Duo

The only thing better than one concrete stain color is two colors of stain! After this faded stamped concrete patio lost all of its original color, this DC customer was looking to bring the color back.  Gray concrete stain spruced up the border, while gorgeous russet livened up the center.

Stamped Concrete Patio
Before
Application of Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Application of Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Application of Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Application of Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Application of Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Application of Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Russet & Eagle Grey Antiquing Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio
Pet Friendly Stains on Stamped Concrete Patio

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 2 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 400 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    This was a color restoration project for a stamped concrete patio. This patio used to be colored, but it hadn’t been sealed for over 14 years, so it had lost almost all of its original colors. I almost decided to hire this out to simply pressure wash and seal it, but for the same amount of money, I found that I could restore the colors as well! Direct Colors made it simple with all the DIY kits and instructions and videos available. It was easy! In fact, the hardest part was just waiting for a few days of dry weather!I started out by pressure washing and cleaning the stamped concrete patio, removing any mold or dirt. At this point, I could barely see the old colors. The majority of the patio was faded to gray. I let the patio dry for about 24 hours.After drying, I applied the colors. I started with the inner body of the patio, coloring it with the Russet Antiquing Stain. Just shook the bottle of color up and then loaded it into the sprayer. I applied the colors to the main body until I achieved a nice wet layer. I just used a simple cardboard box to cover the border while spraying so I didn’t accidently combine colors.While waiting for it to dry, I decided to use a paint roller to apply the Eagle Gray colors to the border. This way, it was easier for me to control the colors. Again, applying to achieve a nice wet look. Once this was done, I repeated the coloring process to apply a second layer.The colors were nice and bright after applying. The different was noticeable already! I let it sit overnight to dry.The following day, I loaded up the Solvent based Acrylic sealer into a new sprayer. I started on the entrance by the steps and just worked my way out. I first applied a pretty thing layer, just enough to coat the entire patio. I already noticed the nice sheen and deeper colors starting to form! I let the first layer drive for about 7 hours.Before applying the second layer of sealer, I used a hand spreader to spread a very light coat of the non-slip sealer additive over the whole patio. Afterwards, I followed the same sealing process, spraying on top of the non-slip additive layer. At this point, the colors had popped and I was already pleased with the results!After waiting 24 hours to let the sealer dry, I let my pup decide on whether I did a good job. He scoped out the new colors and made himself at home. The following day, it rained, and was happy to see the water beading up nicely!
  • Personal Tips:
    – Definitely shake the colors a good bit before loading into a sprayer, as well as while spraying.
    – When using multiple colors, be meticulous about covering areas that shouldn’t be colored. Also, be aware that sprayers can drip out of the nozzle after coloring is complete.Other Products Used:

Other than the DIY kits, I used a pressure washer to clean the patio. I applied the Eagle gray using a roller and pan, instead of the included sprayer.

Antiquing Eagle Gray
Antiquing Eagle Gray
Russet Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Russet
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Understated Grey Concrete Stain

You spend so much time relaxing on your concrete pool deck, that you want to make sure it looks good and stays preserved! Antiquing™ Stain looks great on this pool deck, and our solvent based sealer EasySeal™ sealed the deal.

Eagle Gray Antiquing on Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Eagle Gray Antiquing on Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Eagle Gray Antiquing on Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Eagle Gray Antiquing on Stamped Concrete Pool Deck
Antiquing Eagle Gray
Antiquing Eagle Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Covered Concrete Driveway

Colored concrete sealer doesn’t cover imperfections, but it definitely has a way of enhancing your damaged concrete. EasyTint™ did a wonderful job of spiffing up this smooth covered driveway.

Faded Concrete Driveway
Before
Stained Concrete Driveway
Driveway Stained with Silver Gray EasyTint Tinted Sealer
Driveway Before Stained with Silver Gray EasyTint Tinted Sealer
Before
Driveway Stained with Silver Gray EasyTint Tinted Sealer
Silver Gray EasyTint Swatch
EasyTint™ Silver Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Driveway Design

Design your concrete driveway the way YOU want! This DC customer used a lighter gray and medium gray concrete dye to make lines on their driveway.

Concrete Dye Patio Design
Light Slate Vibrance Dye Color Swatch
Vibrance Light Slate
Stormy Gray Vibrance Dye Color Swatch
Vibrance Stormy Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Step Up Your Style

What a nice, clean way of integrating these two concrete dye colors! These concrete steps look awesome.

Stained Concrete Steps
Light Slate Vibrance Dye Color Swatch
Vibrance Light Slate
Stormy Gray Vibrance Dye Color Swatch
Vibrance Stormy Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Beautifully Broomed Look

Give your concrete patio a dignified look with Antiquing™ Stain. You can give even a newer concrete surface that antique look. It’s an easy way to level up an outdoor area, and it’s an easy product to apply!

Silver Gray Antiquing Stain on Brushed Concrete Patio
Silver Gray Antiquing Stain on Brushed Concrete Patio
Silver Gray Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Silver Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Driveway Makeover

Your driveway is the first thing that visitors see. Why not give it some color and protect it from the harsh outdoor elements? This textured concrete driveway with stain and sealer applied provides a facelift for the front of the house.

Gray Antiquing and EasyTint on Concrete Driveway
Gray Antiquing and EasyTint on Concrete Driveway
Gray Antiquing Concrete Stain Color Swatch
Gray Textured Concrete Overlay Stained with Gray Antiquing Stain and Sealed with Solvent-Based, Satin Acrylic Sealer
Stormy Gray Vibrance Dye Color Swatch
Vibrance Stormy Gray
Acrylic Sealer Solvent
Satin Sealer

Hand Poured Squares Faux Stamped Slate

concrete patio deck
Before
Applying gray stain on concrete patio
Applying silver gray stain on concrete patio
EasySeal satin application with nap roller
EasySeal satin application with nap roller
Stained concrete patio
Antiquing Silver Gray and EasySeal satin
Hand poured concrete squares
Hand poured concrete squares
Hand poured concrete squares
Hand poured concrete squares stained with silver gray Antiquing stain

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 3 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 550 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    individual 36″ hand poured squares stamped to look like slate
  • Personal Tips:
    follow the youtube directions
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    EasyTint Silver Gray

Other Products Used:
rubber stamp and edge mold

Silver Gray EasyTint Swatch
EasyTint™ Silver Gray
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Antique Look Garage Floor

We love how this DC customer gave their concrete garage floor some serious depth with some gray and black concrete stain colors. Once you’ve stained and you’ve got that antique look you want, don’t forget to seal it up nicely!

Black and Silver Gray Antiquing Stains on Garage Floors
Black and Silver Gray Antiquing Stains on Garage Floor
Black and Silver Gray Antiquing Stains on Garage Floor
Silver Gray Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing™ Silver Gray
Black Antiquing Swatch
Antiquing Black
EasySeal Satin
EasySeal™ Satin

Refinished Sunroom Floor

What an amazing sunroom transformation! The concrete floor went from being stained and uneven in color to a modern industrial paradise. What a difference concrete dye makes on a sunroom floor!

Sunroom Before Stormy Gray Dye
Before
Refinished Sunroom Concrete Floor with Dye
Refinished Sunroom Concrete Floor with Stormy Gray Dye
Stormy Gray Vibrance Dye Color Swatch
Vibrance Stormy Gray
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin

Gray Stain and Sealer Combination for Indoor Projects

Colorwave™ Water-Based Stain
Colorwave™ Water-Based Stain
AcquaTint Colored Sealer - 1 gal
AcquaTint™ Colored Sealer
Vibrance Concrete Dye
Vibrance™ Concrete Dye
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin, Water-Based Acrylic Sealer
Acrylic Sealer - Water Gloss 1 gal
Glossy, Water-Based Acrylic Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin