Concrete Acid Stain
Concrete Acid Stain is a unique product in the Australian decorative flooring industry. Made with ethanol, they are the only stain on the market that are NOT made with hydrochloric acid. This intern makes them safer to use with no dangerous fumes …!
Even though our Concrete Acid Stain is different in formulation from others, they still provide exactly the same marbled look and a natural finish. As they are formulated differently, they have the added benefit in that they do not produce as much residue, eliminating the need for neutralising.
Turn old concrete into a work of art, or take your new concrete project to a new level with Concrete Acid Stains. Our Stains will provide you with one of the most unique looks in the decorative concrete industry. They may be applied to new or existing concrete, stamped concrete, decorative overlays and virtually any cementitious substrate.
A Concrete Acid Stain will dramatically change the look of the concrete surface; acid stains are designed to make your current concrete flooring more aesthetically pleasing. Con-Treat supply high quality concrete stains that will change the appearance of your surface by creating unique colours and patterns on your concrete floor.
To bring out the best colours in your stain, it is advisable to seal the stain with one of our suggested solvent based products below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the acid stain look exactly the same as the colour on the web site?
No, dilution and lime content will effect the colour. Always do a test patch 1st.
How old does the concrete need to be before applying acid stains?
The concrete needs to be a minimum of 14 days old before applying acid stains.
Can I use a metal spray bottle to apply the acid stain?
No, you MUST use plastic spray bottles.
Can I use hydrochloric acid to wash the concrete prior to using acid stains?
No, acid washing will deplete the lime that is required for the stains reaction in the concrete.
What is the best way to prepare the surface of the concrete?
Sanding with 80# sand paper or high pressure cleaning. A clean porous surface is required.
If using Moisture Proof, should it be applied before using the Acid Stain?
No, all Acid Staining should be done prior to applying Moisture Proof.
Can Acid Stain be used on a polymer based levelling compound?
No, there is generally an insufficient lime content for a reaction to occur, however they can be used on a cementious overlay that doesn’t contain polymers.
Can Fortis Enhancer or Wet Look penetrating sealer be applied over Acid Stains?
Yes they both can, however the Wet Look in particular will give the best result.