Concrete staining instantly transforms your cold and boring concrete surfaces into beautiful driveways, walkways, patios, and more.
For many years, decorative concrete contractors have been using acid-based chemical concrete stains to achieve rich, earth-toned color schemes resembling natural stone, marble, wood, or even leather. CTi Certified Dealers are no longer limited to earthy shades. Newer products on the market are greatly expanding our options ranging from soft pastels to vivid reds, oranges, yellows, and purples. Concrete staining products are safer and easier to apply than ever before.
What Is Concrete Staining?
Acid staining uses a mixture of water, hydrochloric acid, and acid-soluble metallic salts. Because of concrete’s porous qualities, they penetrate and react chemically in the concrete. Acid stains become a permanent part of the concrete. CTi's Acrylistain uses a mixture of water and penetrating color, this combination eliminates the color reaction acid stains have concerning the PH of the concrete and provide a more consistent finish.
Concrete staining is also known for creating translucent color. Because of the various conditions of concrete surfaces, concrete stains react differently creating one-of-a-kind color and patterning.