Concrete is far from boring these days!

Some of the ways you can dress up your concrete are shown below: Acid staining, Concrete Coloring, Antiquing Release colors, and, of course, a variety of patterns.

Acid staining is a chemical process that combines stain with cured concrete to produce permanent variegated colors. It works well in exterior projects, interiors floors and walls, and countertops. Its beauty comes from the wide color variations and mottled colors.

Acid staining is good for concrete surfaces that have not be treated with curing agents before.

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When pouring new concrete, coloring can be dissolved into the concrete as it is mixed. The colorants actually increase the strength of the concrete while allowing the colors to mix faster and more evenly.

Antiquing release can be dusted over newly poured concrete before the pattern is stamped on newly poured concrete. Not only does it prevent the tool from sticking to the concrete, but it adds color by being pressed into the textured surfaces. Upon washing and sealing, the color difference creates an attractive, antiqued look by adding depth to the color.

After the release is applied, the surface is sealed to preserve its attractive appearance.


There are many different patterns of concrete you can choose from. Here are some of our most popular, with colors used noted.

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Sierra Stain Color Chart

Perma-Cast Sierra Stain is perfect for exterior hardscapes, artificial rock formations, interior floors, walls, statuary and countertops. Each project produces unique results ... wide color variations, mottling and variety in color.

Flooring example

 


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