Reactive Acid Staining
Create a mottled, translucent effect on conventional concrete or concrete overlays. The natural aged-look of the process is so authentic; it rivals the look of true weathered stone, slate and marble.
Metallic salts and the slightly acid solution react with the minerals in concrete to create a one-of- a-king canvas. Reactive acid stains are not coatings applied to the concrete but a permanent part of the surface that will not chip, flake, or peel like concrete paint. The stain wears only when the concrete wears.
Reactive Acid Stains are ideal for most basements, retail stores, restaurants, and commercial offices. The floors can be enhanced by scoring the concrete into tiles or other patterns and using several stain colors. Custom stencils can be applied during the staining process to transfer company logos, designs or patterns onto the concrete.
Concrete Dyes & Stains
Some concrete floors are not a good match for Reactive Acid Stain due to age or exposure to excessive paint, mastics, or glue. Floors with these barriers will need to be diamond ground, prior to applying a Concrete Dye. Concrete Dyes can create the look of Reactive Acid Stain without the limitations on color. Concrete dyes are available in a wide range of colors that are layered to create a more mottled and variegated look. They are designed to achieve the desired color and look of acid stain without activation time and neutralizing. The area can be sealed several hours after application.
Concrete dyes can be used both inside and out. Smoother finished floors like basements, laundry rooms, and garages will show more depth and mottling. Exterior concrete with light broom finish with show rich color and depth with the use of exterior dyes. Whatever finish you prefer, trust Big Red Decorative Concrete as your Kansas City expert in concrete dyes.