Concrete staining occurs when the mixture of water, hydrochloric acid, and inorganic salts reacts with lime minerals already present in the concrete. Once the stain reacts, the stain becomes a permanent part of the concrete, just like wood stains. Concrete staining has a variety of patterns, colors, and textures.
The simplest option for the two basic types of concrete stains is water-based stains that occur quickly after cleaning the concrete. A sealant is usually required after application to prevent discoloration. Acid-based stains react to the composition of concrete. It also offers fewer color options than water-based stains and is more complicated to use. If you want to deepen the color, water-based stains may require more than one application.
Concrete stains work well on interior or external surfaces to add color to the concrete. After sealing and polishing, they produce high gloss floors, which is a more straightforward solution for indoor decorative floors or outdoor terraces.
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