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Acid Stains are not a paint or coating/sealer agents - they are a coloring process involving a chemical reaction on a cementitious material.  A solution made with water, acid and inorganic salts reacts with minerals already present in the concrete; the result of this reaction is color.

Acid Stains give concrete a mottled, variegated, marble-like look. Never expect Acid Stain to be uniform or have an even tone, there will be different reactions from slab to slab, and even on the same job there may be different coloration patterns. Variations of colors and mottling are to be expected and enjoyed. It is the unique random coloration of the stain that gives an Acid Stained floor it's charm.



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Dye Stains are an alternate coloring process.  A solution made with Acetone or Denatured Alcohol and Dry Color Pigments can be applied just like Acid Stains.    Dye Stains create color by penetration rather than a chemical reaction.  They tend to have less of a wide swing of colors and may be the choice if you don't want a lot of variation in the color palette.

Just like acid stains,  Dyes give concrete a mottled, variegated, marble-like look.  Never expect  Stains to be uniform or have an even tone, there will be different reactions from slab to slab, and even on the same job there may be different coloration patterns. Variations of colors and mottling are to be expected and enjoyed. It is the unique random coloration of the stain that gives an Acid Stained floor it's charm.


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