Base colors are pigments mixed into a concrete sack mix, concrete overlay, Xtreme series, or DFRC mix. Doing so will create a colored cement from top to bottom.
Concrete Staining Products
We offer both reactive acid and UV-stable water-based stains. These products can be used on interior and exterior concrete floors, including overlays and micro-toppings.
Concrete Paints and Floor Coatings
Solid color sealers and coatings help protect both outside and inside surfaces. ON DEMAND pigments are used in all products and are available in 228 standard colors.
What’s happening to my Eco-stain every time I apply it, it disappears?
Concrete by nature is very porous, for this, it likes to drink moisture when not sealed. Sometimes it is so porous that it sucks in the water which is the vehicle for the Eco-Stain thus taking the stain with it. In those cases, it would be a good idea to close up the surface a bit with ECO- Prime and then re-apply Eco-Stain.
With all the different options of staining concrete, why would I use integral color?
In many cases when contractors are stamping concrete, they prefer to use integral color for the extra dimension or depth that can be achieved by using a color hardener and or stains before sealing. Using color throughout the concrete can also help with maintenance in years to come as that base color will last for the life of the concrete.
My pool deck is ugly, and I want to change colors, the sealer appears to be in good shape, do I have to strip off the existing sealer to change the color?
If your sealer is in good condition and you have determined whether it is a solvent based or water based sealer you have a few options. Clean the surfaces with SureCrete SCR, then pressure wash the surface. If your existing sealer was a WB sealer, you could apply the Eco-Accent which will antique the surface, and then seal with new WB acrylic. If existing sealer was solvent based, you could use the Eco-Accent or the Translucent highlighting sealer to attain the variegated color you are looking for. Of course, you can also use pigmented sealers that come in 228 standard colors from our ON DEMAND system.