Tru 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.
Tru 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.
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.