Is Acid Stain the Right Choice for Your Project?

Acid Stained Concrete Floor

Acid Stained Concrete Floor

Several factors should be considered when deciding on the material to color a new or old concrete floor, wall, or countertop. Although a  most popular choice is concrete, which can be beautifully designed for both indoor and outdoor purposes. Whether you are renovating or building a home, or opening a brand new retail location, you definitely want to consider acid stained concrete. To determine if acid stain is the right choice for your particular project, consider the following.

Primary Benefits

  • Acid stain allows you to create incredible designs in a good concrete surface.
  • Acid stained concrete is versatile, since it can be used for a wide range of projects inside and outside.
  • You will also find that acid stain is extremely durable. When a high-quality product is used and applied appropriately, this material will provide years of flawless service. To help the stain last even longer, a protective sealant is usually added.
  • Acid stain comes in a wide range of color options, including Green Lawn, English Red, Malay Tan, Walnut, and Fern. If you are having a hard time deciding on the exact color, at The Stamp Store, we sell a Sedona brand acid stain color sample kit that comes with 10 4-ounce bottles.
  • If anyone in the home struggles with allergies, acid stained concrete is perfect. Unlike carpet, which attracts dirt, dust, and other allergens, concrete does not.

Other Considerations

Although there are always some disadvantages of choosing acid stained concrete, here are some of the main considerations.

  • Sometimes older concrete is not as reactive to acid stain. This is why choosing a top-of-the-line product and having the work performed by a professional is imperative.
  • Although some people have successfully stained concrete on their own, this is a job best left to someone with expertise.
  • Sealed concrete cannot be stained without the sealer being removed.  Use a test area prior to staining the entire surface.

The Bottom Line

Acid stain is an excellent investment and can enhance both old and new concrete surfaces.

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