How Do You Acid-Etch Stain Concrete Floors?
Acid-etch staining is a process that many homeowners and commercial builders use to enhance the color and appearance of concrete flooring. This process can be applied to both new or old concrete floors. The only stipulation is that the concrete must be clean in order to obtain the best results. Like wood, concrete is a porous material. If existing paint, varnish, dirt, grease or other sealing material is present, it will inhibit the acid’s ability to reach its full staining potential. Tape masking paper on the walls to protect them from the acid. Cover any exposed woodwork, cabinets, metal fixtures, etc. Move to a location with good ventilation. Put on protective gloves and goggles. Put on painter’s mask. Mix the acid-etch stain in a plastic bucket according to the manufacturer’s directions. Pour the acid-etch stain mixture into the plastic pump sprayer. Prime your pump sprayer according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure a smooth flow of acid-etch stain. Move back to your wo