Interested in coloring your indoor or outdoor concrete, but aren’t sure where to start? Direct Colors’ DIY Trial Kits are for you. Of those kits, our Tinted Concrete Sealer might just be our most versatile and simple product to date.
Colored Concrete Sealers, also called Tinted Concrete Sealers, are a cost-effective treatment for adding color to interior concrete flooring. Colored concrete sealers offer the same protective benefits as a clear sealer with the option of adding color to match or complement existing décor.
Colored Concrete Sealer is a two-in-one product, allowing the user to quickly and easily color and seal their concrete using just one material. Used for both indoor and outdoor concrete, colored concrete sealers are perfect for DIYers and concrete professionals alike.
Direct Colors Colored Concrete Sealers are available in 30 unique shades. In your trial kit, you’ll be able to choose up to five. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything contained in your DIY Trial Kit, how to use it, and how to achieve the best results for your indoor or outdoor concrete.
Trial Kit Includes
- Select up to 5 out of 30 colors (4 oz each)
- Cleaner and Degreaser - 4oz
- Foam Application Brushes (1 inch) - 7
- Nitrile Safety Gloves - 2
- Safety Goggles - 1
- Dust Dask - 1
- Scrub Brush - Soft Bristle - 1
- Cleaning Cloth - 1
Note: This product is made to order. No refunds, exchanges or returns.
If you’re wondering what everything in the kit is for, we’ve got you covered. In this brief guide, we’ll go through the steps to using our Tinted Sealer Trial Kit, and when each of the included products are to be used. Let’s get started.
Concrete Surface Preparation
Dust Mask, Scrub Brush, Cleaner & Degreaser, and Cleaning Cloth
The included Dust Mask
, Scrub Brush
, and Cleaning Cloth
have a few different uses in any concrete coloring project. But first, they’re used to prepare your concrete surface for tinted sealer by cleaning it.
Before you start your project, put your Dust Mask
on to avoid inhaling dust and debris.
Sweep any debris from a larger concrete surface, or use the included Scrub Brush to do the same. Your Cleaning Cloth can also be used for cleanup depending on the material.
Next, dilute the Cleaner and Degreaser. The 4 ounce bottle provided is a concentrated product, which needs to be watered down.
Add the entire 4 ounce bottle to 1 gallon of water, using the scrub brush and towel to clean your concrete surface of any oil stains, paint, or other unwanted materials. Scrub and rinse completely.
Allow the concrete surface to dry completely. Once your concrete surface is properly cleaned and free of debris, you’re ready to apply tinted sealer.
Applying the Tinted Concrete Sealer
Tinted Concrete Sealer, Applicator Brushes, Dust Mask, Safety Gloves, and Goggles
One of the best parts of a DIY Trial Kit from Direct Colors is just how easy the application process is. But, safety first.
Put your Dust Mask
, and Safety Gloves
on.Concrete Antiquing Stain can cause skin irritation, and damage your eyes if used improperly.
In your DIY Trial Kit, you’ll find 5 Sample Sized Bottles of Tinted Sealers
in shades of your choosing. Pick one or a few of your colors (if you choose to mix)
To apply the sealer, coat 1 of the 7 included Foam Application Brushes in the sealer. You can choose to add the sealer to a bowl and tip the brush from there, or keep it in the provided bottle.
Allow to dry for up to 24 hours.
And you’re done! For more information on concrete staining and to get ideas for your next concrete coloring project, visit our resource center.