If you’re new to concrete staining, it can be hard to figure out exactly what materials and products you need to start and finish your project. But, with the right tools, anyone can use concrete antiquing stains to turn their patio, driveway, or other outdoor concrete into a work of art. For coloring concrete pavers, there’s no better product than Direct Colors’ Portico™ Stain.
DIY Kit Includes
- Portico™ Concrete Stain Color - 1 Gal
- Solvent-Based, Satin Finish, Acrylic Concrete Sealer - 1 Gal
- Cleaner & Degreaser Concentrate - 4 oz (Makes 1 Gal)
: Pump sprayer
Dry Time: 5-6 hours before applying outdoor concrete sealerCleanup
: Mineral spirits
Coverage: Approximately 200 sq. ft. per kit depending on concrete porositySealer
: Solvent-Based, Acrylic Concrete Sealer
Recommended Uses: Concrete pavers or porous concrete
To help you get started, we’ve put together a guide to using this DIY concrete coloring kit. This guide will show you exactly what everything in your kit is for, and explain how to use it.
Cleaner and Degreaser
The Cleaner and Degreaser
in your DIY Concrete Portico™ Stain Kit is used to prepare your stamped concrete for staining. Paint, oil, and other materials on your stamped concrete won’t allow the stain to bond. So, in order to get the best result possible, these materials need to be cleaned from the surface.
The Cleaner and Degreaser will easily remove any unwanted materials from your concrete pavers. Once the surface has been cleaned and swept free of dust and debris, let concrete surface dry completely. Once dry, you’re ready to apply the concrete antiquing stain.
APPLYING PORTICO STAIN
Concrete Portico Stain
The Gallon of Concrete Portico Stain
included in your DIY Kit is the colorant that will stain your stamped concrete. Concrete Portico™ Stain is available in 30 unique colors. A gallon of the concrete stain is enough to complete a 200 square foot project. This amount of stain accounts for multiple layers for you to achieve your desired color for your outdoor stamped concrete.
Shake the bottle of concrete antiquing stain vigorously to activate the colorant. Open the lid and pour the Portico™ stain into a Stain Pump Sprayer
. Shake the pump sprayer filled with concrete antiquing stain continuously to activate the colorant. Use the pump to increase the pressure, and start spraying.
NOTE: Spray the concrete Portico stain in a corner of your project area to test.
Spray the concrete Portico™ stain in even layers across the entire concrete surface until you achieve a “wet” consistency. Be sure to shake the pump sprayer periodically to avoid clumping around the nozzle.
Allow the final coat of concrete paver stain to dry for up to 6 hours before sealing.
SEALING THE CONCRETe Pavers
Acrylic Sealer, Solvent Based, Satin
You must apply sealer after using Portico stain. If you skip this step, the final color will not show and the stain can be washed off.
Our Solvent-Based, Satin Acrylic Sealer is the perfect product to finish your concrete stain project. This sealer is perfect for outdoor concrete, is easy to apply, and highlights the underlying colors of your newly stained concrete pavers.
To apply the Direct Colors’ Solvent-Based Satin Acrylic Sealer, first pour the product into a Concrete Sealer Pump Sprayer
. Put on your Dust Mask
and Safety Gloves.
Evenly apply two coats of sealer to your concrete surface. Allow each coat of concrete sealer at least 6 hours to dry before applying second or third layers.
Once the final coat of sealer has dried, you’re all done!
Enjoy your newly stained concrete pavers!
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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