Our Concrete Dyes
We offer 20 different UV stable colored pigment dyes which can be used for all interior and exterior concrete applications. They are very economical, extremely easy to apply and dry quickly making them very versatile when compared to other concrete staining systems.
They can either be applied as an individual color or combined to provide a multitude of different hues, shades, mottled and faux natural stone effects. If you are the more skilled artisan you can use them to form any custom made pattern or picture possible, which is only limited by the boundaries of your imagination.
You will receive the concrete dye as a ready to use product if your order the water based dye or in a concentrated form which you will need to dilute with acetone if you order the acetone based dye. The dyes will need to be agitated before and during application to maintain a uniform color. It should be noted that the exact depth of shade will depend on the porosity of your concrete so if you would like to try a small sample first on a test area of your project we can send it to you as a ready to use product in a spray bottle by priority mail for $11.99 plus $11.99 S&H whether you order 1 samples or 20 sample bottles.
After your staining project is complete you should seal it to protect the finish with one of the following sealer systems. It is recommended that two coats of the sealer are applied either using a sprayer to avoid disturbing the dyes if a solid color is required or a roller, brush, sponge or cloth to achieve a mottled or faux effect.
- High Gloss Finish - Concrete Sealer X-4 (water based) or Concrete Sealer X-4S (solvent based).
- Low Gloss Finish - Concrete Sealer X-5 (water based) or Concrete Sealer X-5S (solvent based).
- Invisible Finish - Concrete Sealer X-3 (water based) or Concrete Sealer X-3S (solvent based).
Water Based Concrete Dyes
The dyes are provided as ready to use products in three different size containers of 1 quart, 1 gallon or 5 gallons. The dye solution should be continually stirred or agitated during application to maintain uniformity of color. A coverage rate of 400 to 600 sf per gallon for one coat is normal but two applications are recommended.
The dye solution is applied at 40 to 80°F using a pump up sprayer approximately 24 inches from the surface using a uniform circular motion and after a few minutes your concrete staining project is complete. If the dye accumulates or puddles remove the excess with clean damp cloth immediately and clean up any spills with soap and water.
The dye can also be added directly into the concrete mix to form an integral color by simply replacing the same amount of water with the amount of dye solution that you want to add to achieve the desired color and depth of shade.