Concrete Staining System

Whether you’re staining a brand-new slab of concrete or coloring existing concrete, staining is a versatile and attractive way to get a beautiful decorative surface. At Brickform, we have a wide range of products for staining to meet the needs of any project at commercial or residential properties. If you’re getting ready to stain a concrete slab, here are all the products you’ll need—from start to finish.

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Blush-Tone Acid Stain

What system of products does Brickform have for staining?

If you need to stain a concrete surface, we recommend using Brickform products for your entire project for a seamless and simplified experience. You will need the products for the following stages of staining, which you can find detailed information about below:

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ARTesian Water-Based Stain

Surface Preparation

To ensure the color lasts, it’s critical to properly prepare your surface. Brickform has everything you need to prep your surface so the stain adheres well:

  • Etching and degreasing agent
  • Neutralizer to balance the pH of the concrete after etching
  • Stripping agent to remove sealer from your existing concrete

In addition to these products, you may also need a floor grinder to get the right surface profile for staining.

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Concrete Dyes

Staining

The type of stain you choose depends on what type of look you’re going for. At Brickform, we have a variety of stains so you can choose the one that will help achieve the desired style.

  • Blush-Tone Acid Stain reacts with the minerals in the top layer of the concrete to create a variegated and mottled look. With this stain, you can get earthy and classic colors that won’t chip, crack, or peel.
  • ARTesian Water-Based Stain can be used for large jobs or just small details on a surface. This water-based stain doesn’t contain any acids or harmful chemicals. It’s easy to apply and can be diluted and blended to create custom colors. Because the color effect is unique to each stained surface, it can’t be duplicated.
  • Pro-Dye Plus is a liquid dye that can be mixed with either water or acetone to get different effects. When used with acetone, Pro-Dye PLUS dries quickly. This dye is only for interior use.
  • Refresh Exterior Concrete Stain is a versatile solvent-based polysiloxane stain, you can color uncolored concrete, blend integrally colored surfaces, correct surface discoloration, and revive old concrete surfaces. It creates a semi-opaque, natural looking color on exterior concrete surface.

Sprayers

It’s important to use a high-quality sprayer that won’t drip or create inconsistencies on your surface. For best results, we recommend Swissmex sprayers for our staining products. All sprayers feature impact- and UV-resistant poly tanks, leak-resistant internals, and adjustable nozzles.

Sealers

A staining job isn’t complete without sealing your surface. In addition to protecting your surface from general wear and tear over time, sealers reduce the porosity of your surface, making it less likely that water, chlorides, and other contaminants will stain it. For best results, we recommend using Brickform sealers with Brickform staining products. Brickform offers sealers for both indoor and outdoor stained surfaces.

Additional supplies you may need when staining concrete:

  • Acid-resistant brushes
  • Chemical-resistant gloves
  • Chemical splash goggles
  • Hose
  • Mop, sponge, or rags for accenting
  • NIOSH approved respirator for inadequate ventilation
  • Plastic sheeting to mask off surrounding areas
  • Power washer for outdoor applications
  • Protective clothing
  • Wet vac for indoor applications

Why use Brickform staining products?

  • High performance. Customers choose Brickform time and time again because our high-quality products provide consistent results.
  • Easy to find. Brickform has the largest distribution network in the industry.
  • Simplicity. Our products have a reputation for being easy to use while also being high quality.
  • Great support. Brickform’s team of experts are ready and able to answer questions, provide technical support, and troubleshoot issues while you’re on the job.
  • Compatibility. Our system of products makes for a seamless process.