For the experts at Concrete Master USA, the stain imparts a luxurious richness that cannot be achieved with any other staining medium. Rather than producing a solid, opaque effect like paint, the stains permeate the concrete to infuse it with luminous, translucent hues that vary depending on the surface to which it is applied and the application techniques used. The results can mimic everything from polished marble to tanned leather, natural stone, or even stained wood. Our services are created on the basis of quality control in every detail of the project development.
Most acid stains are a mixture of water, hydrochloric acid, and acid-soluble metal salts. They act by penetrating the surface and chemically reacting with the hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide) in the concrete. The acid in the stain etches the surface slightly, allowing metal salts to penetrate more easily. Once the stain reacts, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete and will not fade, chip, or peel. The palette for acid etching staining is generally limited to earth tones, such as tans, browns, terra cotta, and soft blue-green.
INTERIOR VS. TINTED CONCRETE FOR OUTDOORS
Most concrete stains on the market today, whether water-based or chemically reactive (acid-based), can be used on both interior and exterior concrete. So how do you determine the best product to use on a particular project? We have confirmed the statement that the factors that come into play are not much different than what you would consider for indoor or outdoor painting: exposure conditions, the look you are trying to achieve, ease of application, and safety and environmental concerns. .
Because stains must be able to absorb concrete to achieve full color saturation, they should not be applied to surfaces covered by anything that will inhibit the penetration of stains, such as dirt, grease, glues, coatings, curing membranes, and sealants.
Acid Staining is a trend for residential, commercial, industrial and educational beautification as it enhances the beauty of the interiors, the most important spaces and especially the corporate image that creates for the business an impeccable finish of shine, elegance and color.