Concrete Stains. Water-Based Eco-Stain
Water-Based Concrete Stains-Eco-Stain
Semi-transparent Concrete Stains from SureCrete
Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain - Eco-Stain is an exciting alternative to typical reactive acid stains. There are no acids or harmful chemicals integrated in its design. Since no chemical reaction takes place, there is no extended waiting time for color to reach full development. Cement substitutes will not affect color, unlike reactive acid stains that are dependent upon alkalinity to create a chemical reaction. Eco-Stains will not spot black in the presence of moisture and are UV stable.
Water Based Concrete Stains - Eco Stain penetrates the cementitious products to produce color. Color may be "built up" without the worry of spending all the alkalinity, as with acid stain. Water Based Concrete Stain - Eco-Stain saves time on the job with no rinsing, no mopping, no neutralizing, and no residue.
Clean: Concrete must be thoroughly cleaned before Concrete Staining. Liquid curing agents should not be used on concrete that is to be stained. Nothing should block the porosity of the surface.
For premier results in cleaning concrete prior to Water Based Concrete Stain-Eco Staining, use a black scrubbing pad with water on a rotational floor scrubbing machine.
Super Concrete Renovator (SCR) is recommended for every Water Based Concrete Stains project on concrete. SCR is a mildly acidic detergent that cleans concrete thoroughly. See Application sheet for SCR for instructions.
Note: Some substrates are excessively porous. For example: concrete that was finished poorly [not closed with a steel trowel], broomed, or very old concrete may absorb Eco-Stain so deeply that little color, if any, is visible. With this circumstance EcoPrime is required.
Cured: Allow concrete to cure a minimum of fourteen (14) days. Cooler climates, (highs not reaching 50°F) require curing times of twenty-one (21) days or more.
Most commonly SP pump-up sprayers are utilized for first coats. However, depending upon the desired results, sponging, ragging, mopping, brushing, and nearly any type of spraying is also employed.
Applying additional coats is optional. Supplementary colors may be combined at desired rates and number of coats. Apply lighter colors first.
None, simply allow it to dry
For interior applications, the most durable sealers are any of the Dura-Kote line. For exterior applications requiring "breathability" SureSeal Solvent or Hi-Gloss WB acrylics are suitable choices.
The surface must be clean, completely dry and at least 40°F during the sealing application. Allow twenty-four (24) hours before permitting foot traffic on sealed area. Allow seventy-two (72) hours before permitting vehicle traffic on sealed area.
You may apply SureCrete’s Water Based Concrete Stain - Eco-Stain on: Floors (kitchen, Bathroom, shower, living area, patio, commercial), countertops (kitchen, bathroom), walls (shower, retaining), driveways, sidewalks and other surfaces.
Coverage - 200 sq. ft. uncut
For customers that will receive NEW - concentrated 32 oz. bottle of stain:
The 32 oz. stain it’s a New - concentrated 1-Gal package.
The 32 oz. bottle makes one full gallon. Simply add 3 parts of water by 1 part of Eco stain (32 oz. concentrate).
Eco-Stain is a water-based liquid, semi-transparent concrete stain for accent coloring that can be brushed, sprayed, rolled or sponged. Used for staining concrete walls, floors including cast concrete products and overlays. New for 2017, Eco-Stan is now available in a concentrated liquid 32 oz. bottle that makes one full gallon and a 128 oz. bottle. Offered in 30 UV stable concrete stain colors, EcoStain can be diluted up to 10:1 to create virtually any color stain color desired.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long do I have to wait before sealing this Dye color?
A: Only as long as it takes to dry! This will vary greatly depending on the local temperature/humidity as well as how much Eco-Stain was used in the project. The more stain you use in a given area, the longer it will take to dry.
Q: Can you make Eco-Stain look like Acid Concrete Stain?
A: In short, yes! Depending on the reactive acid stain color you are looking to achieve, different colored Eco-Stains can be applied at various dilution rates to simulate the earth-toned reactive color scheme you typically get from Acid Stains. Grab some colors and give it a try! You can always wipe it up with water and try again!
Q: Why does my stain fade over time?
A: There are multiple reasons depending on the situation, but for most cases, it boils down to two main reasons: UV exposure and sealer degradation. Unlike Eco-Stain, chemical stains are not UV-stable, and therefore will fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight. And whether you have a chemical stain or eco-stain applied on your surface, all colors will fade if a sealer is not correctly applied and maintained. Over time, sealers fade and need to be replaced or "replenished" with a fresh coating.
Q: How far can it be diluted?
A: The short answer would be: as far as you want! As these stains are made available in a concentrated format, they are typically diluted on site depending on the color density you are looking to achieve. The more the stain is diluted, the weaker the color will be. Once you dilute so far, however, the stain can lose some of its properties as is spread too thin across a surface.