Regardless of application technique, this translucent-effect stain works by penetrating the surface of concrete, creating a permanent hue wherever it’s applied. The amount necessary for initial application and visual vibrancy over time will be determined by the surface’s initial porosity and the sealant used after application, respectively. If the concrete surface to be tinted doesn’t repel water, the formula can typically be applied directly. If, conversely, the surface is hard-troweled or previously sealed, some prep work may be required, such as sanding or acid etching.
If you’re not sure of the porosity of your desired concrete surface, the best way to determine it is to apply a small amount of Tru Tint WB to an inconspicuous area, leave it in place for a few minutes, then wipe away with a clean cloth. If the formula wipes up easily and leaves no color behind, prep materials and/or removal techniques will be needed beforehand.