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18 Jan 2016

Chemical stains (acid stains) are water acidic solutions of metallic salts react with the lime within the concrete. After the chemical reaction is fully gone, the stains (that happen to be actually metallic oxides) become integral part of the concrete and gives it a lovely mottled colored surface. The critical element of coloring concrete surfaces with the acid stain or chemical stain will be the reaction between the stain and lime from the concrete. -stained_concrete-

In many remodeling projects a lot of people want to rip up their carpets, tile and linoleum and think they are able to acid stain the existing concrete substrate and achieve a beautiful surface. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Concrete resurfacing which has a self...