Recipe by John Anderson — IdealWork Europe and Trevor Foster — Miracote
Antiquing stampable overlays is taken for granted these days. However, there are many ways to achieve this effect. This method is a quick, consistent and effective way to achieve a beautiful antiqued look with Miracote products.
Miracote Mirastamp overlay — placed, stamped and cured
Miracote Mirastain II
Miracote ColorPax-LIP: Sandpiper Beige
2 gallons acetone
Mirastain II is a water-and-acetone-based penetrating stain that can be mixed with any of the Miracote ColorPax-LIP liquid pigments. Sandpiper Beige was used for this application.
To begin, simply open the concentrated Mirastain II and, using a
high-viscosity mixer, start to blend the stain concentrate. While mixing, add the Sandpiper Beige ColorPax and two gallons of acetone. Mix for 3 minutes, and pour into a solvent-resistant pump-up sprayer.
Start to spray the Mirastain II in a circular motion about 18 inches above the floor. Because Mirastain II is made with water and acetone, it will settle into the low areas of the texture. It will penetrate deep into the overlay because of the acetone.
Within a few hours, after the stain has completely dried, you can seal over the Mirastain II, and it will look like a stamped concrete project with powder release.