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Staining & Coloring Concrete

Metallic Epoxy Floors: How to Install, Control and Manipulate them

brown gold metallic epoxy coating

Iron Oxide: The Workhorse
A Concrete Hardscape Project At Greenwood Park Mall
Concrete is an Expansive Canvas at Acanthus Inc.

Shellie Rigsby Cordell staining an image on a concrete floor.Shellie Rigsby started by conquering acid stain. Now, the Texas-based artist is setting her sights even higher.

Reactive Stain on Concrete
Caribou Art
How To Create Unity When Using Multiple Colors On Concrete

colorful concrete compass rose

Design Ideas: Sports Stadiums Embrace Decorative Concrete

Three of the nation’s most beloved sports franchises - the New York Yankees, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys - embraced decorative concrete when they built their new homes. 

Flooring at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, White Marsh, Md.
ACI Releases Long-Awaited Decorative Concrete Standards Guide

ACI Decorative Concrete Standards Guide

Using Concrete Antiquing Systems with Multiple Color Options

Concrete Antiquing Systems - Welcome to the new age of antiquing stamped concrete. When it comes to antiquing and/or providing accent colors on stamped concrete, installers today have more options than ever. Welcome to the new age of antiquing stamped concrete. When it comes to antiquing and/or providing accent colors on stamped concrete, installers today have more options than ever.

Restoring color in previously installed concrete
Design Ideas: Churches

Many of history’s most beautiful works of art were created for places of worship. These days, decorative concrete is doing its part to beautify churches across the country.

Concrete Decor Show pro bono endeavors brighten stay for families of the ailing

heart lithomosiac on concrete floor with swirl design

Concrete Decor Show pro bono endeavors brighten stay for families of the ailing
At the seventh annual Concrete Decor Show in San Diego, California, world-class instructors and eager students from around the globe joined their talents and enthusiasm to breathe new life into the outdoor surroundings of the Bannister Family House, which provides a home-like environment for people with family members in long-term or critical care at the nearby UC San Diego Health.

Advantages of Water-based Acrylic Concrete Sealers

dry and wet floor comparison - In the 30-odd years I've been in the concrete industry, first as a contractor and now as a retailer, I've heard time and again that water-based acrylic sealers can't compare to solvent-based acrylics.In the 30-odd years I’ve been in the concrete industry, first as a contractor and now as a retailer, I’ve heard time and again that water-based acrylic sealers can’t compare to solvent-based acrylics.

Recipes: Reactive Stain Effects on Concrete

Acid staining is unpredictable by nature, but after years of experience, several of the country's most gifted artisans have developed techniques that incorporate the stains into tried-and-true effects.Acid staining is unpredictable by nature, but after years of experience, several of the country’s most gifted artisans have developed techniques that incorporate the stains into tried-and-true effects.

Designing Decorative Concrete
How I Design Decorative Concrete Installations
Staining Recipe: The Third Dimension

With a subtle two-level texture coat and a wild 3-D geometric pattern, this staining technique delivers a unique, captivating concrete floor finish.

Acid Stain Jobs Don't Get Much Bigger Than This

terracotta stained concrete high rise residential development in Zapopan Photos courtesy of Joe Maty Rinconada Margaritas, Zapopan, Mexico larger architectural concrete exterior

Massive, huge, humongous— pick your superlative, as any or all can be applied to the Rinconada Margaritas high-rise residential development in Zapopan, Mexico.

Prepping Your Finished Concrete Surface for a Sealer

How to fix cloudy sealer on concrete surfaces.

Surface preparation is a commonly used term in the decorative concrete industry. An argument can be made that it might even just be the most used term in the industry. We hear or read about it most often when dealing with overlays and stains. Grind, scarify, acid etch, etc.

Vegas Artisan Puts Fresh Concrete Stamp on Venerable Casino

Stamped concrete walkway in Las Vegas

How Texture Affects Color
Cause and Effect of Curing Differential on Colored Concrete

curing differential in concrete

Solid-Color Concrete Stains: The Ideal Way to Recolor Aging Flatwork

A solid-color stain might be described as a cross between a coating and a stain, with the opaque solid color reminding one of a coating and the penetrating properties being more like a stain.A solid-color concrete stain might be described as a cross between a coating and a stain, with the opaque solid color reminding one of a coating and the penetrating properties being more like a stain.

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