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Can I Change the Stain Color on my Finished Concrete?

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Can I Change the Stain Color on my Finished Concrete?

Concrete is known for its durability and long lifetime. It’s an incredibly sturdy material, able to hold up to the harshest elements. It’s perfect for industrial flooring, but can also be adjusted to residential flooring for something as simple as a bathroom. Depending on the style you’re going for, you’ll probably want to stain your concrete a certain color, or colors. Deciding the first stain is the easy part. Attempting to change the stain color later on is the difficult task that we’re going to tackle. Concrete stains are stubborn, but it might be possible to change the color on...

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Choosing an Acid Stain Color

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Choosing an Acid Stain Color

Plain old concrete isn't the most interesting floor you can have in your home or business. It is definitely durable and will last a long, long time. However, if you're looking for a more appealing color to fit your vision for the room it's in, a concrete acid stain color might be something to look into. Acid stain, when applied to your concrete, causes a chemical reaction which changes the color of the concrete. There are a variety of colors to choose from, but how do you know which one will work best? Acid staining is permanent, so making sure...

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How to Acid Stain a Floor

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Here are four simple steps to acid stain a concrete floor yourself: Step 1: Clean You don’t want to stain a dirty floor and seal in a bunch of dirt or contaminants. So, use a basic all-purpose cleaner like Kemiko Neutra-Clean to remove any dirt, grease, or wax before you begin. First cover walls, moldings, and doors with plastic and duct tape. After diluting it with water, Neutra-Clean can be used to clean your floor with a slow-speed floor machine. Then thoroughly remove any excess liquid with a mop. Do not let Neutra-Clean dry on your floor. Step 2: Stain...

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