Concrete Countertop Stain
1qt. (946ml) per bottle. Will cover approximately 75 – 100 sq ft
Z Aqua-Tint is a water-soluble concrete dye formulated for use on concrete countertops. It can be applied to polished, troweled, or textured concrete. Z Aqua-Tint will duplicate the performance of solvent-based dyes while eliminating the dangers of flammable solvents. When cured, Z Aqua-Tint exhibits the same long-lasting beauty as traditional dyes. Z Aqua-Tint comes in a variety of colors that can be mixed to create nearly any desired tone. 100% countertop safe.
Aqua-Tint vs Aqua-Stain UV
Z Aqua-Tint dyes are fine pigments that are many, many times smaller than what is contained in stains. These pigments actually go into a solution with dyes rather than a suspension as with stains. This makes Aqua-Tint the ideal solution for a very tight finished countertop that has a burnished steel trowel or highly polished (past 400 grit) surface. The nature of dyes allows them to penetrate into the concrete almost regardless of the “openness” of the surface. A rough analogy is the stains are a form of paint, and dyes are more like ink.
Concrete dye particles do not exhibit good lightfastness. In other words, they tend to fade in sunlight. That makes Z Aqua-Tint dyes a poor choice for outdoor concrete that is in direct sunlight. For outdoor applications, it is safer to use Z-Aqua-Stain UV.