Tru Tint Water Based Concrete Stain
A fast, easy-to-apply penetrating concrete stain; a solution for introducing color, a refreshed look, or even highlighting logos and patterns on your concrete surface of choice, Tru Tint WB works both indoors and out. This water-based formula can be applied with a sprayer, rolled on by hand, precision-applied with a brush, or sponged on to enhance mottling. It can also be layered or mixed to create a custom, finished look which will stand up to wear, tear, and UV exposure with ease. Unlike some other chemical concrete coloring solutions, this revolutionary product goes on without hassle and doesn’t require complicated permitting, cleanup, or ventilation procedures to use.
The translucent finished effect of a Tru Tint WB application makes it ideal for layering or adding a hint of color, rather than a fully opaque painted finish. Users appreciate the natural mottled effect it offers for applications like stamped concrete pathways and drives, vertical concrete walls, boulders, fountains, poolside edging, and more. Touted as the world’s easiest concrete dye, this translucent concrete dyeing product is available in both ready-to-use and concentrated formats (call to request) for maximum project versatility. Each one gallon container of ready-to-use stain covers up to 250 square feet, and once applied, it is designed to be finished with an appropriate concrete sealing product for maximum longevity.
Because water-based concrete stain is typically more predictable and does not use chemicals to produce color, their use has become increasingly popular. Water-based stains can produce very transparent to more opaque end results, making them more similar to wood stains or paints.
In terms of water-based stains benefits, ease of use is one of the most significant advantages. Since water-based stains are non-reactive, they are safe to use, and they are easy to handle and apply. Because they are non-reactive, they show their colors in a predictable fashion. Additionally, water-based stains can be applied with a variety of methods, including sprayers, sponges, and brushes. Furthermore, water-based stains can be mixed and diluted to create colors and shades that are totally unique.
What Is Water-Based Stain?
Water based stain is very much like a paint except is has much less color and contains special resins to help bind the pigment to and just below the concrete surface.Th Unlike acid stains, water-based concrete stains have no chemical reactions that occur when they’re used.. Because water is used as the medium of the product, it is easier to clean up and dries fast. When the water absorbs into the concrete, pigments are trapped in the pores and are bonded to the concrete by the polymer.
Water-Based Stain Applications
When applying a water-based concrete stain, it’s ideal to start by making sure the concrete surface is clean. Any existing sealers or curing aids should be removed. This can often be down with a chemical stripper but in some cases it may require grinding the surface clean.. It is important to note if the concrete quickly absorbs water into the surface. This tells you that it can accept the stain. Older concrete may require a good cleaning with a degreaser to remove old stains that can affect your staining outcome. Be sure to fully clean off any cleaning products before beginning. A pressure washer is perfect for this on an outdoor project. Next, move forward with shaking mixing up your water based concrete stain. This is done because pigments can settle to the bottom after some time and you want to be sure all the pigment is suspended before using it. Usually, you will apply the stain to the concrete using a sprayer in a circular pattern to give a mottled and varying color to the surface. You should overlap your circles, preventing hard lines. The concrete should be saturated with stain but you don’t want it to cause puddles of stain on the concrete. Moving the stain around with a brush or broom will help distribute more evenly after spraying. What you want to avoid is using the stain like a paint. It is made to be semi-transparent, meaning you will see the concrete surface below. Too much stain will result in a surface that is too blocked up and will not let the sealer bond well, leading to sealer peeling in a short time. Keep in mind that these water-based concrete stains tend to be the very forgiving if you keep it simple. The application process should be fairly straightforward.
The most important aspect here is achieving the look you are after. Keep in mind it will look very different when it dries. The stains soak in and provide a nice natural look. Some will work in another color of stain while it is still wet. That allows the colors to blend a little bit. If you allow the stain to dry and then reapply another layer of stain, you will get more distinct separation of colors.t just depends on the project at hand.
As with any stain. it’s important that you add a sealant. A concrete sealant will help lock in the pigment and reduce fading over time from UV and abrasion. Sealers will usually enhance(darken)the areas that have been stained.
What Products Work Well with Tru Tint WB?
If your desired concrete surface requires prep, we recommend starting with our “C” Cleaner and Degreaser to give your project the best start. When it’s time to apply, our Solvent Resistant Hand Sprayer cuts down on application time and provides a smooth, even sweep for consistent coloration. Finally, cleaning up any prep or finishing tools with our hardworking “C” Acid Etch and Clean product will ensure you’re always ready to tackle a new project without the hassle of lingering residue or grit.
What Products Work Well With Tru Tint Concrete Acid Stain?
If you need to prepare a concrete surface, we recommend starting with our "C" Cleaner and Degreaser to get your project off to a good start. The concentrated cleaner offers economical cleaning solutions. It can be used to remove grease, oil, tar and most rubber marks from concrete surfaces. This citrus-based cleaner is non-toxic, environmentally safe and produced with natural and organic ingredients.
In addition to reducing application time, our Solvent Resistant Hand Sprayer produces a smooth, even application for consistent color. With Goizper sprayers, the user experience, ergonomics, functionality and security are paramount in the development of any new solution. It is very convenient to use the Multi 1.5 handheld sprayer for your decorative concrete needs. Lastly, make sure to clean up any prep or finishing tools with our "C" Acid Etch and Clean product so that you'll be ready for any new project without residue or grit. Walttools “C” Etch is an environmentally safe, biodegradable and concentrated dissolver for profiling surfaces before applying the concrete stain. It is a good substitute when grinding is not an option. It’s also excellent for cleaning your concrete tools of dried deposits. Bonus points: it also features a citrus scent that most people don’t consider harsh.
Contractor Source: Your Partner For Concrete Stain Projects
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Tru Tint WB Water-Based Stain is the easiest water-based concrete stain on the planet. Its extreme versatility allows the user great range in how they are using it. From coloring pavers to concrete stamping, to natural stone to faux finishing vertical concrete and boulders, this is the way to go.
Walttools Tru Tint WB is a semi-penetrating, permanent, translucent stain that is water-based and extremely safe and easy to use. It can be used alone, mixed, blended, or layered for any number of natural-looking effects. Stains are most commonly applied with a quality garden sprayer or a hand sprayer. For more specific coloration such as borders, logos, etc, a brush will do.
Tru Tint Water-Based Stains have become the go-to coloration method for many concrete stamping contractors because of their ease of use, economy, and ability to tailor the colors to the surrounding landscape. They work well alone or in conjunction with integral color or color hardener.
Walttools Tru Tint Water-Based Stains are excellent for rejuvenation applications. It may be as easy as recolor and reseal to get your patio or driveway, whether pavers or concrete, looking like it did when it was poured! They come ready to use in gallons, quarts, and samples.
Caution: Water base stains are easy to over-apply. They are made to be transparent and provide a shade of color, not act as paint. If using on existing surfaces, surfaces have to be completely free of a previous sealer. Chemical stripping does not always get Reid of sealer 100 percent so media blasting for a final clean will provide the best results.