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Concrete Garage Floor
Before
Acid Stained Garage Floor
Acid Stain Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand & Coffee Brown Garage Floor
Acid Stained Garage Floor
Acid Stain Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand & Coffee Brown Garage Floor
Acid Stained Garage Floor
Acid Stain Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand & Coffee Brown Garage Floor
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Acrylic Sealer Solvent
Satin Sealer
Carpeted Basement
Carpeted Basement
Shifting Sand EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
Shifting Sand EverStain on Concrete Basement Floor
Concrete Basement Floor
Before
Acid Stain Application
Acid Stain Application
  • Project Completed In: 7 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 540 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    We moved into a house that had a partially finished basement. The carpet was awful ! We had no idea what kind of shape the concrete was in underneath that carpet but it had to come out. We were on a tight budget so after looking into options very early on in the home purchasing process, I decided I would acid stain the floor! We did have an unexpected crack in the floor that we were able to patch but I think that it just adds to the beauty of the floor. We had a very short window of time to get the floor stained – a 10 day window on the closing of our home until we had to be out and moved into the new home. It all worked out! It took 7 days to complete and the staining was the most fun and the easiest part.
  • Personal Tips:
    The videos on the Direct Colors website taught me how to acid stain and gave me the confidence that I could do it! The customer service team also took my calls and helped me so much! Know going into this that the prep work takes the very longest! One call to direct colors helped me a ton – the man I spoke with advised me to use a carpet cleaner to rinse the concrete floor for the rinsing phases. What a lifesaver that was! I am really happy with how the floor turned out! It is very easy to maintain and I receive a lot fo compliments on it – I then proudly say “I did that!!!”
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    We used the acid stain for interior floors kit – it had all that we needed to do the project!! I even ordered a scrub brush for the cleaning process and that worked out so well. The kit was called the EverStain complete Diy stain and seal kit in Shifting Sand. We also purchased the wax , the matte finish, and that is a wonderful product!

Other Products Used:
We did end up renting a concrete buffer that helped get the concrete to the correct porosity level. We also used a concrete patching product, Quickcrete

Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Concrete Garage Floor Boat Storage
Before
Shifting Sand & Malayan Buff Stained Garage Floor Boat Storage
Shifting Sand & Malayan Buff Stained Garage Floor Boat Storage
Neutralizing
Neutralizing
  • Project Completed In: 4 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 0.00900 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    Two stall garage for boat storage with an office and reloading loft above the office. I’ve been in and around construction for 28 years, but have never been involved with an acid stain project. To be honest, I was a bit intimidated tackling this project by myself; however it was easier than installing the wood paneling and metal siding. Not as technical with measurements and fitting. The floor just finishes the space.
  • Personal Tips:
    Watch as many YouTube videos as possible.Spend as much time as needed to ensure your prep work is complete. I sanded the entire floor area with 40 grit sandpaper for the mechanical etching process to ensure a uniform finish.Wash and clean floor at least 3 times to remove all dust from the etching process.I used carpet drying fans to aid in the drying process after the initial wash, neutralization wash and during the sealing process. Fans during the sealing process helped ventilate the room since I used an acrylic sealer.Use a high quality respiratory if you use an acrylic sealer.
  • Direct Colors Products Used:
    Mayalayan buff and shifting sands
    Acrylic sealer

Other Products Used:
Hitachi palm sander
Wet/dry vac
Floor squeegee
Carpet fans
Spray bottle
Garden sprayer

Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Concrete Patio
Before
Stained Concrete Patio
Azure Blue, Malayan Buff & Shifting Sand EverStain and Light Charcoal EasyTint
Azure Blue, Malayan Buff & Shifting Sand EverStain and Light Charcoal EasyTint
Azure Blue, Malayan Buff & Shifting Sand EverStain and Light Charcoal EasyTint on Concrete Patio
Azure Blue, Malayan Buff & Shifting Sand EverStain and Light Charcoal EasyTint on Concrete Patio
Azure Blue, Malayan Buff & Shifting Sand EverStain and Light Charcoal EasyTint on Concrete Patio
    • Project Completed In: 14 day(s)
    • Estimate of Square Footage: 568 sq. ft.
    • Project Description:
      New construction pool house.
    • Personal Tips:
      Go for it!! I was so nervous but it’s really a fun project once you get started. The videos on the website are very informative.
    • Direct Colors Products Used:
      Azure Blue, Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand, Light Charcoal EasyTint with regular sealer.

    Other Products Used:
    Miracle grow and a touch of glitter

Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
EasyTint Light Charcoal
EasyTint Light Charcoal
Concrete Floor
Before
Shifting Sand & Coffee Brown EverStain on Concrete Floor
Shifting Sand & Coffee Brown EverStain on Concrete Floor
  • Project Completed In: 6 day(s)
  • Estimate of Square Footage: 500 sq. ft.
  • Project Description:
    I cleaned the surface well. Then I used the etch to open up the pores on the floor. Then I cleaned the floor with a mop twice. I then sprayed an even coat of shifting sands acid stain over the whole floor with a pump sprayer. I used approximately a gallon and a half of the shifting sands acid. I highlighted a few areas with 1 quart of coffee brown acid stain in a spray bottle mixed 1:1 with water. I then cleaned the floor 4-5 times with a scrub brush, water/baking soda mix, and a wet vac. Finally I applied two coats of sealer with a nap roller on a pole.
  • Personal Tips:
    Get the floor as clean as possible after each step!When I rolled on the sealer it appeared like polka dots and I was scared I did something wrong but after giving the floor 2-4 hours to dry the dots dried to clear and resulted in what you see here.

Direct Colors Products Used:

Shifting Sands Acid Stain
Coffee Brown Acid Stain

Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Coffee Brown EverStain Swatch
EverStain Coffee Brown
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Azure Blue and Shifting Sand in garage Floor
The perfect boat storage floor
Azure Blue and Shifting Sand on garage Floor
Azure Blue and Shifting Sand on boat storage concrete floor
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Acrylic Sealer Solvent
Satin Sealer
Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand Stained Pole Barn Floor Acid Stained Pole Barn Floor
Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand Stained Pole Barn Floor Acid Stained Pole Barn Floor
Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand Stained Pole Barn Floor Acid Stained Pole Barn Floor
Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand Stained Pole Barn Floor Acid Stained Pole Barn Floor
Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand Stained Pole Barn Floor Acid Stained Pole Barn Floor
Coffee Brown, Malayan Buff, Shifting Sand Stained Concrete Countertop
Coffee Brown Acid Stained Pole Barn Countertop
Coffee Brown Acid Stained Pole Barn Countertop
Coffee Brown Acid Stained Pole Barn Bathroom Vanity
Coffee Brown Acid Stained Pole Barn Bathroom Vanity
Coffee Brown Acid Stained Pole Barn Bathroom Countertop
Coffee Brown Acid Stained Pole Barn Bathroom Countertop
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Marbled Acid Stain Floor Design
Shifting Sand, Azure Blue, Malayan Buff, Seagrass and Cola stains with Satin Gloss Sealer and Concrete Floor Wax
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain Seagrass
Azure Blue EverStain Swatch
EverStain Azure Blue
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Acid Stained Basement Room Floor
Shifting Sand EverStain & Rust Vibrance Dye
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Rust Vibrance Swatch
Vibrance Rust
Cola and Shifting Sand EverStains on Hand Troweled Concrete Patio
Cola and Shifting Sand EverStains on Concrete Patio
Coverting Patios to Indoor Living Space
Shifting Sand EverStain on Concrete Sunroom Floor
Concrete Patio
Before
Black. Seagrass & Shifting Sand EverStain on Concrete Patio
Black. Seagrass & Shifting Sand EverStain on Concrete Patio
Cleaned Concrete Patio
Cleaning
Acid Stain Application
Acid Stain Application
Acid Stain Application
Acid Stain Application
Neutralizing Acid Stain
Neutralizing
First Coat of Concrete Sealer
First Coat of Concrete Sealer
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Black Acid Stain Concrete Color
EverStain Black
Seagrass EverStain Swatch
EverStain Seagrass
Acrylic Sealer Solvent
Satin Sealer
Black. Seagrass & Shifting Sand EverStain on Concrete Patio
Black. Seagrass & Shifting Sand EverStain on Concrete Patio
Marble Technique Stained Concrete Floor
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Malayan Buff EverStain Swatch
EverStain Malayan Buff
Cola EverStain Swatch
EverStain Cola
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - Satin
Acid Stained Basement Room Floor
Shifting Sand EverStain & Rust Vibrance Dye
Shifting Sand EverStain Swatch
EverStain Shifting Sand
Rust Vibrance Swatch
Vibrance Rust
Acrylic Concrete Sealer Water Satin 1 gal
Satin Sealer
Residential Floor Wax
Concrete Floor Wax - 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