is a highly saturated, professional grade outdoor concrete stain specifically formulated to color concrete pavers. Portico™ is the perfect outdoor concrete stain for your patio, driveway, and everywhere else you use concrete pavers.
Portico™ works on textured and porous exterior concrete that is colored or uncolored, sealed or unsealed. Colors may be combined for unique results.
Note: Concrete that is colored with Portico™ Concrete Stain must be sealed.
Application Tool: Pump sprayer
Cleanup: Mineral spirits
Coverage: Aproximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon depending on concrete porosity
Recommended Uses: Concrete brick pavers, rough concrete and previously stained or sealed concrete surfaces.
Direct Colors’ Portico™ Concrete Paver Stain is the perfect product to bring your concrete pavers to life. No more plain, drab concrete surfaces. Add some color to your concrete paver driveway, pool deck, patio, and more!
Here’s how to get started.
Step 1: Preparation
Thoroughly clean the surface of any dirt, debris, oil stains, or other obstructions. All of which can affect the result of your concrete paver staining project.
Step 2: Drying
If your concrete paver surface has encountered any water from rain or cleaning, allow the concrete to fully dry before applying Portico™ Paver Stain. If not properly dried, the concrete stain will not bond to the pavers properly, as it can’t penetrate the pores of the concrete surface.
Step 3: Prepare the Portico™ Concrete Paver Stain
Shake the bottle of Portico™ Concrete Paver Stain to activate the color that may have settled on bottom of the bottle during transit. Pour the stain directly into the pump sprayer or other applicator tool. Remember to continually shake the applicator bottle to reactivate the color and prevent clumping or clogging the nozzle.
Step 4: Applying the Portico™ Concrete Paver Stain
Apply the Portico™ Paver Stain onto the surface. Apply as evenly as possible. Add enough stain in order to achieve a “wet” appearance on the surface of the concrete. Allow to dry up to 8 hours before adding coats and sealers.
Note: Test the color on a small corner of your project space before fully applying. This will ensure you’re satisfied with the chosen color or color combination.
Additional coats of Portico™ Concrete Paver Stain will produce a darker result.
Important First-Aid Information
Eye Contact: Rinse under running water for 15 minutes. Hold eyelids apart while irrigating.
Skin Contact: Wash affected areas thoroughly with soap and water. Wash clothing before reuse.
Inhalation: Move to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention.
Note: As a made to order product, there are no refunds, exchanges, or returns.
Due to DOT ORM-D Regulations this product can not be expedited and must be shipped Ground
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What is the recommended use for Portico stain?
Portico was designed for those more porous concrete surfaces and concrete pavers.
What should I use to apply portico stain?
The best application tool is a pump-up fence and deck sprayer. When using a sprayer to apply portico stain, be sure to remove any filters, these can normally be found at the top or bottom of the straw in the canister. By not removing the filter, this will cause you to only spray the clear liquid onto your surface, the filter will hold back the pigment from being sprayed out. For closer applications or desired look, a sponge or foam brush can also be used.
When can I apply sealer over my portico stain?
Allow the portico stain to dry and off-gas for 6-8 hours on exterior surfaces before applying our acrylic solvent-based sealer
Can I use more than one color, and can they be mixed?
No, do not mix the portico stains, but multiple colors can be layered to achieve the desired look. Typically, we recommend starting with your lightest color and build up to the darker colors.
What is the difference in Antiquing stain and Portico stain?
These two products are very similar. Antiquing stain was designed for stamped and textured concrete, and Portico stain was designed for flatter, more porous surfaces such as pavers.