Tru Tint | Acid Stain

(5 customer reviews)


Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stains produce the most natural, realistic, “mother-nature-mimicking” tones possible.

  • Staining occurs via chemical reaction, thus much more permanent than surface coloring.
  • Enhances surface imperfections producing unique and appealing results on otherwise plain concrete.
  • Stains can be diluted and/or combined for a multitude of finishes.
  • Color samples only provide a guide as all concrete is individual and final results depend on a variety of factors.
  • Blues and greens are highly recommended for indoor use only due to the tendency to darken from long-term exposure to moisture.
  • Sold per gallon. Quarts and pints are available by request.
  • 1-gallon coverage approx. 250 sq ft.

Product Description

Highly rated concrete acid stainTru Tint Acid Based Concrete Stain

One of the most durable and long-lasting materials used in construction today, concrete beautifies and strengthens homes, businesses, and more from the inside out. That’s why, when choosing a concrete coloration product, it’s important to rely on a brand known for quality: Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain is a versatile, permanent acid concrete stain made to introduce appealing “mother nature-mimicking” hues to patios, floors, and other concrete applications.

Because this formula works via a proven, reliable chemical reaction, it offers a deep, permanent hue unmatched by surface layering and paints. As it works, it highlights natural lines and divots in your concrete surface, elevating plain concrete into something noteworthy and attractive. Dilutable and mixable, Tru Tint Acid Stain can be easily customized to suit your projects, making it ideal for concrete contractors looking to deliver options for their clientele. A one-gallon bottle (quart and pint-sized volumes available upon request) of concrete acid stain offers up to 250 square feet of coverage, ideal for larger applications.

Note: While most colors are designed for both indoor and outdoor use, blue and green hues in the Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain line are recommended for indoor use only, and away from water features, due to their tendency to darken over time with moisture exposure.

What Products Work Well with Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain?

Although our line of acid-based concrete tints are valued for their translucent, mottled natural finish, even application can still be a challenge when they're being applied over larger project areas. When time is of the essence and excellent results are the goal, our 35 ounce-capacity solvent-resistant hand sprayer works well for delivering fast, easy product spread in narrow areas like patios and pathways. Our 1.06 gallon-capacity concrete sprayer helps cover larger floors and patios in a fraction of the time, making quick work of even the most demanding square footage.

Finally, a high-quality concrete sealer, though not required for successful use of Tru Tint Acid Concrete Stain, will help keep your concrete surfaces looking even more beautiful, year after year. Although the results offered by this concrete coloration product are permanent and long-lasting - even unsealed - the right sealer can also help protect the surface of your concrete from wear and tear.

walttools mohave and walnut acid stainTru Tint Acid Stains are professional grade, chemically reactive concrete stains that add permanent color to concrete surfaces like concrete floors, concrete walls, and concrete countertops. An acid-stained floor will bear much more character than an unstained floor.

When applied correctly, a concrete acid stain will react with the lime in the concrete, etch into the surface, and create a natural variegated color effect after a period of reaction time. This is a permanent change to the concrete and will not fade or peel. These acid concrete stains can be mixed, blended, and layered together to create any number of design and color options.  Keep in mind that the final effects of an acid stain are very dependent on the individual concrete with which it is coming into contact. You can even get large variations within the same floor due to differences in the finishing of the concrete. To minimize differences, it is best to make sure your concrete is very clean and free of debris, dirt, or any residue that might affect the penetration of these cement acid stains. Acid stain can be faux finished like any other stain, but keep in mind that the reaction can take minutes or hours to show results, making it more challenging for corrections and adjustments.  Tru Tint Acid Stains are the perfect stains used to create stunning effects on these concrete substrates. An acid-stained floor or patio can be breathtaking when done properly. Many businesses and homeowners have chosen Tru Tint for creating various acid-stained projects that provided a unique, classy look coupled with a high level of durability. The cost of a Tru Tint acid-stained floor is also very attractive when compared to alternative flooring options such as hardwood, tile, and even carpet. Join the thousands who have turned their boring gray concrete into works of art.

Tru Tint acid stain can be used on vertical concreteoverlayment, and microtoppings as well as standard concrete to achieve the same great special effects.

Acid stains are low in acidic content, but proper safety and handling precautions should be taken, along with proper ventilation and protective gear. Lastly, as with most concrete coloration, an acid stain will not look rich and dark unless sealed correctly, so don’t forget to order a top-quality concrete sealer also to protect your surface from regular wear and tear.

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Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 8 in

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Acid, Need Neutralizing, Permanent, Reactive


Can Tru Tint Acid Stain be used outside?
Yes. There are also some very good YouTube videos on how to apply it that will help you greatly if you decide to go with Acid Stain.
What is Tru Tint Acid Stain Used For?

When a mottled, natural look is desired for concrete surfaces, Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain is the best choice for introducing color. Not only does this permanent concrete coloration solution work with the natural chemical composition of concrete to work, it also avoids the high-effort maintenance needed by other approaches, such as paint peeling or fading, or surface coatings that leave behind residues that wear away.

When applied to both new construction and existing concrete - patios and floors, vertical concrete, micro toppings, and more - this acid-based stain delivers a permanent mottled color. Depending on the desired hue, users can easily layer, dilute, or intensify their color based on the application method and mixing beforehand. This approach highlights textures and lines for a finish that resembles natural variations, such as the lines in marble or natural stone.

How Does Tru Tint Acid Stain Work?

Once applied, Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain reacts with the naturally-occuring lime in your concrete construction, producing a variegated color effect after the specified reaction time. Because the finish is produced via chemical reaction, rather than simply an opaque solution like paint applied on top of the surface, it offers a rich, deep color that won’t peel, crack, or fade. This makes it durable against wear-and-tear, foot traffic, and UV exposure, and therefore perfect for use on flooring.

The translucent finish can be layered for more intensity, but won’t cover up desired variations in texture and pattern, such as those incorporated within stamped concrete. Tru Tint Acid Stains are specially formulated to offer the most natural, realistic, “mother nature-mimicking” tones possible in concrete coloration solutions, making them a favorite choice for quality-minded concrete contractors.

Is Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain Appropriate for DIY or Professional Projects?
While suitable for both professional concrete projects - businesses, large-scale properties, etc. - and DIY / homeowners, DIYers may also want to consider using Reax Reactive Concrete Stain, which they may find even easier to use.
How Long Does Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain Last?
As a permanent concrete coloration product, Tru Tint Acid Stain is made to last as long as the concrete surface is viable - e.g. not cracked, broken, or excessively damaged. Because this superior concrete acid tint relies on a chemical reaction within the concrete itself, the results are exceptionally durable and made to stand the test of time without fading.
Does Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain Require Any Maintenance?
As with all concrete tinting and color products, sealing your finished concrete surface once the desired coloration is achieved will help resist wear and tear over time, keeping colors vibrant. While this acid-based concrete tint product is made to work well with your sealer of choice, it isn’t necessary to achieve an attractive, durable finished look.
What Makes Walttools’ Tru Tint Acid Stain a Superior Product?
  • Made for use by quality-minded concrete contractors, Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain is proudly professional grade and offers a reliable product users will be glad to incorporate into their projects.
  • Because it uses a chemical reaction rather than a coating approach, our acid-based stain formula offers better coloration results and a highly durable finish that stands up to the test of time.
  • Ready to be layered, mixed, and matched to the users’ preferences, the large color selection of the Tru Tint Acid Stain line delivers virtually limitless looks for any concrete coloration need.
  • Blended with high quality raw materials and processed via highly reputable manufacturing processes, there’s a reason concrete professionals trust the Tru Tint name with their business’ reputation.
  • Because we use advanced, highly-tested formulas alongside our well-known approaches to consistency and superior quality control, you’ll always know that every gallon of Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain will deliver the same stellar coloration results.

5 reviews for Tru Tint | Acid Stain

  1. 2***i

    Item received. Thank you.

  2. c***c


  3. t***k

    Item as described, fast shipping pleasant transaction can’t wait to use! Thanks!

  4. 8***2

    Fast shipping and good quality!

  5. Keith cozzi (verified owner)

    Beautiful, natural color. Simple to use.

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