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Seagrass Concrete Stain Gallery

Bring that marbled look to your concrete floors with the help of seagrass acid stain. What color is seagrass exactly? It’s hard to describe, but it’s an enchanting blue green concrete stain that’s sure to enhance any room.

Seagrass, cola and malayan buff EverStain colors
Seagrass, cola and malayan buff EverStain colors

Pair seagrass concrete stain with a neutral, earthy brown (or even a black acid stain!) and upgrade your space in an instant!

For best results, we strongly recommend using CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher to prepare your concrete surface before using Seagrass. 

Basement Turned Bar Lounge

Can you imagine relaxing in this cool and comfy DIY bar and lounge? The blue green acid stain adds such a chill vibe to this basement concrete makeover!

Acid Stained Basement Bar Floor
Seagrass Acid Stain Sealed with AcquaSeal
Seagrass EverStain acid stained basement floor
Seagrass EverStain acid stained basement floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin

Log Cabin Floor Makeover

Whether you’re inspired to replicate a marble effect or match concrete stain colors with your existing home decor, testing your intended slab before committing to a fully-scaled project is essential. If you’re anything like this DC customer, you might find yourself addicted to the process of acid staining. Before you know it, your whole house and yard will be covered!

New construction lo cabin concrete floor
New construction lo cabin concrete floor
Wearing spiked shoes
Wearing spiked shoes
Malayan buff application
Malayan buff application
Random patterns of seagrass and very little black
Random patterns of seagrass and very little black acid stain
Sealed acid stained concrete floor
After AcquaSeal gloss application
Acid stained log cabin concrete floors
Malayan buff, seagrass and black EverStain acid stains sealed with AcquaSeal and ProWax Polish gloss

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 800 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Hi! I couldn’t be more pleased with your products.
    My project is our new construction log cabin. The photos I’m sending are of the kitchen/dining room area.
    We took over construction and the slab is about 10 years old.
    After cleaning it thoroughly I bought the test kit of the 3 colors I was interested in, (Malayan Buff, Seagrass, and Black), and tested an area that would be under the island.
    With sprayers and my fashionable spiked shoes, I first put down the Malayan buff, then followed with the green, then sparingly with the black.
    I did this all wet on wet so the colors would mottle together.
    I did a second coat over the first, trying to keep over the same colors with each.
    I figured that since I was doing random patterns it wouldn’t be a problem to me if I screwed up. It was fun!
    After it dried, ( it was a couple of days before I could get to the neutralizing),
    I mixed baking soda with water (1-2 tablespoons to each gallon.
    Then I walked around with spikes on and just dumped gallons and gallons of the baking soda all over the floor and let it sit for a bit.
    Then I got out the wet vac, put plastic bags over my feet, and wet-vacuumed it all up.
    Then I rinsed with plain water 3 more times, and vacuumed up the water each time.
    When dry, (I waited a couple days), with Direct Colors high gloss acrylic sealer, I sealed it using a sprayer. I sealed it with 2 coats. I used a paint roller for the second coat, as a I feel it went on more evenly.
    The floor came out beautifully and when the other half of the downstairs is finished I will be doing another 800 square feet in the living room area. For this I will be adding some of the Cola color, to the other 3 colors I used and can’t wait to do it again!
  • Personal Tips:
    1st Tip: Don’t be afraid to use lots of the stain, I feel like I went too light with the first coat. I ended up really liking how the green was coming out, so I went crazy with it on the second coat.
    2nd Tip: Rinse with lots of water after neutralizing. At least 3 times. I feel this was key to a great seal when dry.
    3rd Tip: I’m not using a sprayer for the high gloss acrylic sealer on the half of the house, I’m using a regular paint roller, (which I bought a long handle for).
    Just make sure you buy good ones that say they won’t shed.
    It was much easier and more even.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Acid Stains: Malayan Buff, Seagrass Green, and Black
    High Gloss Acrylic Sealer

Other Products Used:
Simple plastic lawn/garden sprayers
Spiked shoes
Protective paper for walls,
Painters tape
Baking soda
Paint roller with long handle

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Malayan Buff
Black EverStain Swatch
EverStain Black
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal™ Gloss
ProWax Polish
ProWax™ Polish Gloss

Stained Barndominium Concrete Floors

If you’ve never heard the word ‘barndominium’, then you’re not alone!  These large steel or wood buildings made to resemble barns are popping up all over the country these days. Our DC customer used two colors of acid stain to put the finishing touches on their casita’s master bedroom.

Unfinished barndominium concrete floor
Unfinished barndominium concrete floor
A photo of a concrete floor stained wet-on-wet with the Malayan Buff accent color over on Seagrass base color acid stain
Malayan Buff and Seagrass acid stains applied using the wet-on-wet technique for a unique multi-layered acid staining effect
Allowing acid stain colors to react with concrete floor
Allowing acid stain colors to react with concrete floor
A photo of a dry concrete floor with the acid stain fully dried and ready to be neutralized before the final cleaning and rinsing process
Barndominium concrete floor with the acid stain fully dried and ready to be neutralized before the final cleaning and rinsing process
barndominium floor transformed into a stunning, multi-layered and protected surface with acid staining and sealing
A plain concrete barndominium floor transformed into a stunning, multi-layered and protected surface with acid staining and sealing
Acid stained and sealed concrete floor after second coat of ProWax Polish™ application, satin finish enhances vibrant colors making the surface look even more beautiful
A final touch of perfection: ProWax Polish™ is applied on this acid stained and sealed barndominium concrete floor, adding a satin finish to the already vibrant colors, making the floor look even more stunning.

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 4 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 200 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Building a barndominium that consists of a casita on one side and the main house on the opposite side, this is the floor in the Master of the casita.
  • Personal Tips:
    When it comes to the sealer, I found it best to spray on with a pump sprayer and then go over it with a moist paint roller with a light touch, to even it all out.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Malayan Buff acid stain and Seagrass Acid stain

Other Products Used:
Cleaner/degreaser to prep floor and then the acrylic sealer in Satin.

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
ProClean Degreaser
ProClean™ Degreaser
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Malayan Buff
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal™ Gloss
ProWax Polish
ProWax™ Polish Gloss

Layering Concrete Acid Stain Colors

Numerous acid stain colors may be layered, blended or applied to the same concrete slab to produce an array of effects, ranging from a dreamy “washed” appearance to a mottled psychedelic finish. This particular DC customer removed an old stained carpet and replaced that with a layering of three acid stain colors. They really chose to embrace the imperfections on their 40-year-old slab of concrete!

Old stained carpet
Old stained carpet
Removing Carpet from Concrete Floor
After removing carpet but before acid stain makeover
Neutralizing and rinsing Seagrass, Malayan Buff and Cola EverStain Acid Stain
Pour water to test if desired color intensity has been reached
Malayan Buff, Cola, Seagrass Acid Stains and Water-Based, AcquaSealer. Waxed
Malayan Buff, Cola, Seagrass Acid Stains and Water-Based, AcquaSealer. Satin Floor Wax
Acid stained concrete floor
Acid Stained Concrete Floor
Malayan Buff. Cola, Seagrass EverStain on Concrete Floor when dry
Malayan-Buff+Cola+Seagrass+Acid-Stain+Floor - Media Room
Malayan Buff, Cola, Seagrass Acid Stains and Water-Based, AcquaSealer. Waxed
Malayan Buff, Cola, Seagrass Acid Stains and Water-Based, AcquaSealer. Satin Floor Wax
Pet Friendly Acid Stained Concrete Floor
Pet friendly stained concrete floors

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 1100 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    We stained the concrete of our entire downstairs living areas. This included two living spaces, kitchen, entry and hallway. Initially, we used a generic water based stain and were not satisfied with the results. We researched and found Direct Colors and ordered the EverStain Concrete Acid Stain in Malayan Buff, Cola, and Seagrass. The end result was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted,
  • Personal Tips:
    Prep work is very important. If you want great results, you have to put in the work.
    Our project and experience with concrete staining was fun. We were working with a +40 year old slab so we kept in mind that the acid would change the concrete in different and unexpected ways. We also embraced the imperfections in the concrete and liked the character those imperfections added to our end product.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    3 gallons of Malayan Buff
    1 gallon of Cola
    1 gallon of Seagrass

Other Products Used:
Direct Colors WB High Gloss Sealer
Glaze n Seal Concrete Wax/Polish

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Malayan Buff
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal™ Gloss
ProWax Polish
ProWax™ Polish Gloss

Rip Out The Carpet

After years of dealing with carpet, this Direct Colors customer had had enough! They decided to rip out the carpet, then stain and seal their concrete. Never having any experience with concrete stain, they started small with their dining room. Two colors of acid stain added a very modern look to this DIY makeover!

Carpeted floor
Carpeted floor
Removing carpet glue with a grinder
Removing carpet glue with a grinder
Seagrass EverStain acid stain application
Seagrass EverStain acid stain application
Malayan Buff EverStain acid stain application
Malayan Buff EverStain acid stain application
Neutralizing acid stains
Neutralizing acid stains
Malayan Buff and Seagrass EverStain acid stains
Malayan Buff and Seagrass EverStain acid stains
Sealed Malayan Buff and Seagrass EverStain acid stains
Sealed Malayan Buff and Seagrass EverStain acid stains
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Malayan Buff
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal™ Gloss
ProWax Polish
ProWax™ Polish Gloss

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 17 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 120 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Well, after years of dealing with carpet, I decided to take this summer to rip out the carpet and seal the concrete downstairs in my house. Rather than replace the carpet, I wanted to stain and seal the concrete. I have never done it, so I started with my dining room, as it was small, isolated, and a good opportunity to learn how to stain and seal concrete. In July, I am going to do the living room.
  • Personal Tips:
    I would suggest coordinating with Direct Colors employees, like Casey, for advice. I would be careful about grinding concrete, as it is really messy. I would consider using purple power, simple green, etc. and scrub the concrete clean that way. I would suggest neutralizing the concrete twice. Mop your concrete so it is very clean. You cannot cut corners; you need to follow directions. I almost forgot; if y ou are going to use a sealer (i wanted it very glossy), and you are sealing concrete inside, be careful about/reconsider using the solvent based sealer. We had to turn the AC off at night (twice for two coats… in the summer!) to completely vent the fumes (i only applied half to 3/4 of a gallon, and the fumes were powerful!).
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Haha All of them?1 Gal. Seagrass DIY EverStain™ & EasySeal™ Gloss Kit1 Gal. Malayan Buff DIY EverStain™ & EasySeal™ Gloss Kit

Acid Stain Splashing Gone Wrong

There are numerous ways to fix or “adjust” the color of concrete and other common concrete acid stain problems like fading, seal bubbling, and seal “ghosting”.

Cleaned and mopped concrete floor
Cleaned and mopped concrete floor
Acid stain application
Acid stain application
Acid stains cured for 12 hours
Acid stains cured for 12 hours
Neutralized and cleaned acid stained floors
Neutralized and cleaned acid stained floors
Splashing the Cola did not work and some areas did not receive stain well
Splashing the Cola did not work and some areas did not receive stain well
After spraying a second coat of Malayan Buff over Cola splashes, much more to our liking!
Sealed and waxed acid stained floor
Sealed and waxed acid stained floor
Malayan Buff, Cola and Seagrass EverStain acid stains

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 6 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 350 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    We converted a woodworking shop into a bedroom. The floors were 35 year old concrete with lots of variation, some cracks, paint smears, oil stains, and varnish. Good thing we wanted an “Organic” look since the concrete took the stain in a hugely varietal way!
    We followed all instructions to clean and prepare the concrete, using soap, the Hard Trowel treatment as well as many hours of scraping, sanding, etc.
    But there were some spots that just refused to come up. So we used a few “accent” colors (from the sampler pack) to mask the problem areas.
    One coat of Malayan Buff, then accent colors, then second coat of Malayan Buff. BUT! We should have sprayed on the Cola instead of dribbling it on! Seagrass worked out being “splashed” on but the Cola was too strong.
    Also, there were places that the stain just didn’t take well. I had thankfully saved back one quart of the Malayan Buff, and after neutralizing and 11 rinses, we did another round of staining. I was much happier with the results after that.
  • Personal Tips:
    2 people for the job is a must! One to be the Go-fer so you don’t have to keep putting on the shoes and shoe covers every time the water needs to be rinsed!
    Invest in a really good mop system. We used a quick wring Cedar bucket and microfiber mop that could withstand the scrubbing.
    We found it was important to clean that mop with soap after 3-4 moppings, as we would never have come up with clean enough water!
    Overall with two beginners, we had 4 hours prep, 4 hours of hard trowel treatment plus mopping, 1 hour for each acid coating, 5 hours for neutralizing and mopping the first time, 2 hours for neutralizing the mopping the second time, and then just 1 hour or less for sealant coats (x2).
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Malayan Buff
    Cola
    Seagrass

Other Products Used:
Hard trowel treatment
Degreaser soap
Acrylic sealant
Wax

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Malayan Buff
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin

Lakehouse Basement Floor Facelift

Whether you’re inspired to replicate a marble effect or match concrete stain colors with your existing home decor, testing your intended slab before committing to a fully-scaled project is essential. If you’re anything like this DC customer, you might find yourself addicted to the process of acid staining. Before you know it, your whole house and yard will be covered!

Concrete Basement
Before
Black, malayan buff and seagrass EverStain acid stained lake house concrete floor
Black, malayan buff and seagrass EverStain acid stained lake house concrete floor
Basement floor
Black, Malayan Buff and Seagrass EverStain

Project Info:

  • Project Completed In: 5 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 300 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I stained a basement floor of our newly constructed lake house. The concrete was finished with a smooth service but, nothing beyond that. I used Malayan Buff, Black and Sea Grass to create a marbled effect with a high gloss acrylic sealer. I took my time and allowed a lot of drying time between layers of sealer which is why it took 5 days. I absolutely love the end results! As a matter of fact I already have my next project planned (outdoor concrete slab patio).I love the process and am thinking of ways to use the product beyond the customary floor treatments! I’m thinking concrete statutes, figurines, stepping stones, etc. The possibilities are endless!
  • Personal Tips:
    I used a lot of water to blend the three colors to make them look seamless. I used tank sprayers for the stain and had one just for water.  I’d spray the stain. Then ‘feather’ any isi or lines with water. When I applied the next color I would use the water to blend the two stains.Knowing the results were unpredictable depending on type of concrete, finish, etc. made me a little nervous to begin with. Once I started the motions just seemed to flow. Again, I absolutely love the results!
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Concrete Acid Stain in Malayan Buff, Black and Seagrass. Acrylic sealer in high gloss.

Other Products Used:
Roller pad (paint roller) with a long broom type handle, acid appropriate sprayers, Scotch brand tape/plastic around baseboard & up part of wall, mop and mop bucket and Cat Track shoe covers (spiked).

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Malayan Buff
Black EverStain Swatch
EverStain Black
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal™ Gloss
ProWax Polish
ProWax™ Polish Gloss

Loft Concrete Floor

The concrete floor of this loft really stands out in this space! We love how the walls are crisp white so that the acid stained floor can be the main focal point.

Marbled Acid Stained Concrete Floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
ProClean Neutralizer
ProClean Neutralizer™
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Gloss
AcquaSeal™ Gloss
ProWax Polish
ProWax™ Polish Gloss

Bathroom Floor

Wow, does that seagrass and coffee brown concrete stain complement that bathtub or what?

Acid Stained Bathroom Floor
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
ProClean Neutralizer
ProClean Neutralizer™
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Coffee Brown
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin

111 Year Old Concrete Basement Floor

The goal was to change this “gross basement” into a beautiful, livable space. Our customer grabbed a friend (and some acid stain) and got to work on the basement floor. We’d say this turned out amazingly well – the patchy areas absorbed the concrete stain differently, and gave this 111-year-old basement even more character!

During EverStain Application
During EverStain Application
Azure Blue & Seagrass EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
Seagrass EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
Concrete Basement
basement main looking north & west fireplace north wall
Acid Stained Concrete Floor
Seagrass EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor

Project Info:

  • 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.

Direct Colors Products Used:
All of them! Seagrass stain plus your wax, and sealer.

CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
Acid Stained Concrete Basement Floor
Seagrass EverStain acid stain Sealed with AcquaSeal
CitrusEtch™ concrete etcher
Floor Pre-Treatment
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain™ Seagrass
AcquaSeal Satin
AcquaSeal™ Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
ProWax™ Polish Satin
Malayan Buff and Seagrass concreter planter
Malayan Buff and Seagrass concreter planter