How Do You Acid Stain Concrete Floors?
What many people see as unattractive and utilitarian, can become unique and beautiful with a little effort. Acid staining concrete floors can be an attractive and durable alternative to carpeting or tile in a basement or other indoor area for less cost. Patterns can be ornate mimicking area rugs or stonework or as simple as one color blended with another. Acid stain reacts differently than other concrete stains or paints because it reflects the uneven coloration of the concrete bringing out unique patterns and color variations. Pour a small amount of water onto the floor to find out if your concrete floor has been sealed. If the water isn’t absorbed, you must remove the sealer along with any other grease or oil spots. You can grind or sand the stains and sealer out or you can use a chemical stripper. Don’t worry about uneven colors; they will become a part of the finish after staining. Use an acrylic patch to repair any holes. This will minimize shrinkage and take the stain well. Don’t
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