Concrete Stain - Set Yourself Apart From Your Neighbors

 


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Concrete stain is a very effective way to add beauty and uniqueness to any project.
You can simulate natural stone or create a unique faux finish or a marbling effect in many different colors and combinations on your concrete.

There are many colors combinations to choose from and endless design ideas to explore.

Concrete stain can be used on:

  • Stamped concrete
  • Multiple colors in one design on flat work
  • New or existing concrete

    Concrete stain can be used over:

  • Integral color
  • Dry shake color hardener
  • Colored release agent
  • Clear liquid release

    How long will it last?
    Concrete stain uses a chemical reaction with the concrete making it become part of the concrete surface.

    Structural Materials uses two manufacturers of concrete stain:
    - Solomon Colors - Concrete Stain Unique Characteristic - Transparent marbling look
    - Scofield Systems – Lithochrome Chemstain Classic (Stain system) Unique Characteristic – Ideal for natural stone shading and faux finishes

    How do you apply it?

    Ready to go out of the jug.
    Concrete stains can be applied with a sprayer or a brush for small areas.
    *New Concrete - allow 30 days for concrete to cure.
    *Existing Concrete – Remove sealers, curing compounds, oil, and paint.

    How do I know my concrete is cleaned?
    *DO NOT use acid to clean the concrete before staining.

  • Test by wetting the concrete, if the water beads up, then it needs more preparation work, if it doesn’t then you are good to stain.

    Limitations of the stain?

  • Concrete that has been saturated with oil may not allow the chemical reaction.
  • Concrete that has a color hardener may change the colored effect of the stain.
  • Important: Green stains are for indoor use only because they react with moisture and will turn dark.

    Concrete stains can be used in a variety of ways and conditions. Used to add that personal touch to any project for a unique look. Stains are an easy and effective way to ad design, color and appeal to your buildings, homes and driveways.

    Michael Liebelt - Structural Materials Inc
    http://www.smionline.com
    If you have any questions please contact our Color & Stain Specialist.

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