Gorgeous, Elegant, and Durable Acid Staining Concrete Finish
Acid staining is a beautiful and elegant alternative to tile, carpet or other flooring systems. Hard Rock Concrete Coatings, offers Utah an array of vibrant colors and has the experience to make the design opportunities endless. Let our experts Turn your boring plain gray concrete into a colored concrete stain work of art! Contact Us now and let’s create something special together.
More Information About Concrete Acid Staining
Acid staining can take a bland, boring, and plain looking concrete floor or surface and create a vibrant, attractive, and elegant space. Our expert acid staining artists will take what you are imagining for your concrete and make it reality. Acid staining is an affordable alternative to many different types of flooring systems and surfaces. Acid Staining combines the durability of concrete with aesthetically pleasing colors.
Acid staining is a way to dress up your concrete flooring or other surface and make it look more finished. It has a mottled look that can make concrete look similar to marble or other types of high-end stone. The colors available for acid staining are usually in the earth tone category, but mixing colors can give more variety. Browns, greens, and deep reds are the most common colors seen. The non-uniform nature and variations that occur in acid staining give it a natural look that complements almost any space.
Acid staining is different than applying paint in that it is not a covering that goes over the concrete. Rather, it is a substance made from water, acid, and inorganic salts that seeps into the pores of the concrete. The acid causes a chemical reaction that produces color. Once the desired result is achieved, a sealer or wax is applied to give the concrete a smooth, glossy texture.
Acid staining can be applied to concrete of any age, as long as it is in good condition and clean. Any kind of concrete surface can be stained including flooring and even stamped concrete can be stained, which will give the design an added level of depth and color. If the surface of the concrete is too old, worn, dirty, or covered in paint, the acid mixture won’t be able to properly permeate the surface and produce the desired results. New concrete must be dry and cured for at least three weeks before acid staining should be applied.
Preparing the surface of concrete for acid staining is simple. Any dirt, paint, or grease will be removed and the concrete will be allowed to dry thoroughly before the acid is applied. If the concrete has previously been sealed with a sealant, it will need to be resurfaced before the acid is applied so the acid can seep into the concrete. Once the area is clean, the person applying the acid will first test a small area that is out of the way to see what the color will look like. The colors will vary between mixtures and slabs, never yielding the same results, so it’s best to test your mixture before applying it to a large area.
Many contractors and concrete acid specialists are available to apply the stain for you and give it a beautiful finish. If you’re looking to try concrete staining yourself, you will need some basic tools to complete the job. Sprayers, brushes and blades are the minimum, along with the staining components and sealant supplies. Rather than investing in these supplies, it may be more time and cost effective to show your design to a professional and let them finish the job for you.
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