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  • Color or restore faded concrete pavers
  • Ideal for textured concrete pavers
  • Can be applied to previously stained concrete
  • Bundle and save with our DIY Kit
Due to hazmat regulations, this product cannot be shipped via air

    How many kits should I purchase?

    It will depend on the square footage of your application.

    One kit has a coverage rate of 200 square feet per gallon (2 coats) depending on concrete porosity. Two or more coats are required.

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    The Portico™ Paver Stain & Seal Bundle is an ideal package for DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike, seeking a complete solution for concrete paver staining projects. This bundle includes a gallon of our Portico™ Paver Stain and a gallon of sealer, offering a choice between AcquaSeal™ or EasySeal™ Acrylic Concrete Sealer. Perfect for small to medium-sized projects, this bundle provides an effective and efficient approach to transform and protect concrete pavers.

    Portico™ Paver Stain MUST be sealed.

    Items Included

    Choice of Stain Color Portico™ Paver Stain - 1 Gallon. Suitable for approx. 200 sq. ft., depending on surface conditions and application method.
    Choice of Sealer* EasySeal™ Solvent-based or AcquaSeal™ Water-based Sealer (Satin or Gloss finish) - 1 Gallon. Yields coverage for about 200 sq. ft.

    * Customers can choose between a satin or gloss finish for the EasySeal™ or AcquaSeal™ sealer to tailor the final look to their preference.

    Note: Kit components are non-returnable & non-refundable.

    Quick Facts

    Application Tools: Best applied using a pump sprayer (filter removed).
    Location: Suitable for exterior applications.
    Dry Time: Portico™ Paver Stain requires 8 hours of drying before sealer application. It is recommended to apply two coats for optimal results. For detailed information on sealers, refer to AcquaSeal™ TDS and EasySeal™ TDS. Dry times can vary with environmental conditions.
    Re-Coat Time: Additional coats can be applied without waiting.
    Cleanup: For Portico™ Paver Stain and EasySeal™ Sealer: Use xylene.
    For AcquaSeal™ Sealer: Use ProClean Degreaser™ and warm water.
    Coverage: Approximately 200 sq. ft. per gallon for two thin coats. It is recommended to apply two coats for optimal performance; coverage may vary depending on surface conditions.
    Recommended Sealers: Compatible with AcquaSeal™ Water-based Acrylic Sealer or EasySeal™ Solvent-based Acrylic Sealer.
    Application Temperature: Best between 40°F-95°F (4°C-35°C).
    Recommended Uses: Ideal for paved concrete driveways, patios, pool decks, walkways, and other outdoor concrete areas.
    Important Note: Requires proper ventilation due to strong fumes.

    Special Offers

    Portico™ Complete DIY Kit

    This comprehensive kit is perfect for DIY enthusiasts, containing protective gear, cleaning supplies, a gallon of stain, application tools, and sealer.

    Portico™ Mega Bundle

    A bulk deal offering five gallons of Portico™ Stain and five gallons of sealer, suitable for large-scale projects or professional use.

    Portico™ Stain Trial Kit

    A sampler kit that includes three 4-ounce color choices, a 4-ounce satin or gloss sealer, and foam applicators, perfect for testing colors and finishes.

    How-To Guide

    Preliminary Testing

    Before using the product for your entire project, try it out on a small, hidden area of the surface you'll be working on. This will let you see how it looks and if it's the right fit for your project.


    • Clean & Dry: Portico™ Paver Stain should be applied to a surface that is completely clean and dry. If the surface was cleaned with water or pressure washed, allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before staining. Ensure the surface is free from dust, dirt, oil, grease, paints, glues, curing agents, efflorescence, chemical contaminants, rust, algae, mildew, and other materials that might prevent proper bonding.
    • Cured: Concrete must be fully cured before application. It is recommended that cement-based products cure for at least 28 days to achieve optimal results.
    • Temperature: For optimal results, apply Portico™ Paver Stain when temperatures are between 40°F (4°C) and 95°F (35°C).
    • Sound: Apply only to cement-based products that are not flaking or spalling. The substrate must be structurally sound. For surfaces showing signs of delamination, employ diamond grinding, shot blasting, or similar mechanical methods for removal.
    • Profiled: Perform an absorption test to check if the concrete is ready for staining. Pour water onto the concrete surface and wait for 3-5 minutes. If the water is not absorbed, the surface will need to be cleaned and etched with CitrusEtch™ to open the pores of the concrete. Detailed instructions can be found in the CitrusEtch™ Technical Data Sheet. If the concrete absorbs the water, it is ready for Portico™ application. Image showing two concrete surfaces: on the left, a surface that passes the water absorption test with water penetrating the concrete, and on the right, a surface failing the test with water pooling on top
    • Ventilation: When applying, be aware that odors can be strong. Ensure the area is properly ventilated during application to maintain a safe and comfortable working environment.


    • Block HVAC ducts to prevent solvent spread and odors. Ensure all ignition sources, like pilot lights, are extinguished before starting.
    • Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment as recommended in the Safety Data Sheet.
    • Protect surfaces not intended for staining by covering surrounding areas to prevent accidental application.
    • Avoid using tape on concrete surfaces before or after staining, as adhesives and plasticizers can interfere with the stain's effectiveness.

    Tools for Application

    • For Large Applications: Apply stain using a garden-type pump sprayer (with the filter removed).
      Hand showing filter removal from a pump-up sprayer
      Removing the filter from a pump-up sprayer to prevent clogging.
    • For Small Projects: Use a soft brush or a small foam applicator, alongside a tub or dishpan that's large enough for easy dipping of the brush.

    Application Process

    • Before application, thoroughly mix Portico™ Paver Stain to ensure uniformity. If using multiple jugs from different production lots, combine and mix them together to guarantee even coloration across the project.
    • Plan the work area in manageable sections, utilizing natural break points such as walls and joints to avoid discrepancies in application. Maintain control of wet edges to reduce overlap marks.
    • Apply Portico™ Paver Stain using the prepared pump-up sprayer (with the filter removed) in a circular spraying motion.
    • Two saturating coats may be applied successively, without waiting for the first to dry, to ensure thorough coverage and optimal color depth.
    • Use spiked shoes if walking on the stained area is necessary. Avoid walking on wet stain to maintain a smooth, even application.
    • Apart from spraying, methods like mopping, sponging, and ragging are effective, particularly for creating accents and artistic finishes.
    • Over-application should be avoided; excess stain that doesn’t penetrate the concrete surface can hinder sealer adhesion. If stain can be easily wiped away after application, it indicates insufficient surface penetration, necessitating further surface preparation.
    • Allow the final coat of Portico™ Paver Stain to dry completely, usually over a minimum of 8 hours, to ensure solvent gases fully evaporate, preventing blotchy spots under the sealer.
    • Although Portico™ Paver Stain is applied in rich color, it dries to an almost colorless state until the sealer is applied, which significantly enhances the color depth.
    • Apply a high-solid content acrylic sealer, a critical step to ensure the protection, enhancement, and durability of the stain's color and finish.


    • Batch Variability: The supply of specialized pigments may vary between batches. To ensure color consistency, use the same batch for the entire job or mix multiple batches together (“boxing”).
    • Surface Characteristics: Portico™ Paver Stain is a translucent stain designed to enhance but not hide the concrete surface. It won't cover discolorations, blemishes, cracks, or other irregularities and may highlight differences in porosity. Typically, it appears lighter when dry than when wet.
    • Surface Compatibility: Portico™ Paver Stainn might not adhere well to hard-troweled (smoothly machine-finished) surfaces.
    • Sealant Requirement: Portico™ Paver Stain requires a sealer for color enhancement; it is not a standalone sealant product.
    • Color Accuracy: While efforts are made to accurately represent colors in product literature, photos, and sample color chips, the actual color achieved on concrete can significantly differ. This discrepancy stems from the stain's translucent nature, allowing the color of the concrete base to affect the final shade.

    Slip Resistance

    Portico™ Paver Stain does not affect slip resistance, which is determined by the chosen sealer. For enhanced slip-resistance on exterior surfaces, add OxiGrip™ to the sealer.


    Portico™ Paver Stain on concrete requires sealing to encapsulate the pigments and preserve the color and finish.

    • Choose between EasySeal™ Satin or AcquaSeal™ Satin. Both provide a satin finish that is less slippery compared to their gloss counterparts. For detailed information on sealers, refer to AcquaSeal™ TDS and EasySeal™ TDS.
    • Keep in mind that EasySeal™, being solvent-based, generally enriches and darkens the stain color more than the water-based AcquaSeal™.
    • Gloss Finish Consideration: If using gloss finish sealers, which can make surfaces more slippery, consider adding OxiGrip™ slip-resistant additive to the second coat for enhanced safety.


    Estimated coverage is around 200 square feet per gallon, varying with surface conditions and application methods.


    Product Clean-Up
    Portico™ Paver Stain Xylene
    AcquaSeal™ Water-based Sealer ProClean Degreaser™ and warm water
    EasySeal™ Solvent-based Sealer Xylene


    Dispose of unused product according to local environmental or hazardous waste regulations.

    Shelf Life and Storage

    Use Portico™ Paver Stain within one year of purchase and store it in a cool, indoor location away from sunlight and heat.


    • Regularly inspect exterior sealed surfaces for wear and reapply sealer as needed.
    • For interior surfaces, monitor and maintain wax coatings or polish, especially in high-traffic areas.

    Complementary Products

    ProClean Degreaser™ Concrete cleaner & degreaser
    CitrusEtch™ Pre-stain concrete pore etcher
    ProClean Neutralizer™ Concrete cleaner & neutralizer
    EasySeal™ Solvent-based acrylic sealer
    AcquaSeal™ Water-based acrylic sealer
    OxiGrip™ Slip-resistant sealer additive
    PatchRx™ Concrete repair
    Resurface-It™ Concrete overlay/micro-topping

    Safety & Precautions

    DANGER: HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. COMBUSTIBLE. Do not swallow. Do not get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not breathe fumes. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flames. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Wear a mask. Wear safety glasses and chemical resistant gloves. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Contains: Petroleum Distillates and Aliphatic amine derivative FIRST AID TREATMENT: If swallowed, call physician immediately. Do not induce vomiting. If in eyes or on skin, rinse well with water. If on clothes, remove clothes. If breathed in, move person into fresh air.


    Portico™ Paver Stain is guaranteed for uniform quality within manufacturing tolerances. No warranty is provided for its application effects. Liability for defects is limited to refunding the purchase price. Users bear all other risks and liabilities. For inquiries, contact Direct Colors customer service.

    How-To Videos

    How to Apply Portico� Paver Stain
    How to Apply EasySeal�
    How to Apply AcquaSeal�
    Concrete Stain Demonstration
    How to Stain faded Pavers

    Color Chart

    Portico Paver Stain Color Chart

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