Author: Ben Lager

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How To Achieve The Best Results While Using Acid Staining Concrete? By Ben Lager

  in Business | Published 2015-01-08 10:42:34 | 258 Reads | Unrated

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Acid staining is a simple and effective way to add more colors and better looks to an already existing concrete floor. Irrespective of how old the concrete is, acid staining can be used to recreate a pool deck, a driveway or a patio.

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Acid staining is a simple and effective way to add more colors and better looks to an already existing concrete floor. Irrespective of how old the concrete is, acid staining can be used to recreate a pool deck, a driveway or a patio.

Here are some tips that can help in bringing out the best results while using acid staining techniques on concrete.

A Perfectly Clean Concrete

The smallest speck of dirt can hinder the perfect look of an acid stained concrete. Extra car

e must be practiced to ensure the concrete is completely void of any stains to achieve the desired look. No acid based products should be used to clean the concrete no matter how stubborn the stains are. A mild greaser mixed with warm water and a wire brush is usually sufficient to remove all kinds of stains.

Choice of Acid Stain Colors

People often go wrong with their expectations about colors. The overlooked truth however is that no color looks the same on paper and on concrete. Acid stains blend differently on different kinds of concrete floor depending on the contents of the concrete mix. It is recommended to sample a smaller area before purchasing the acid stains.

Use of Professional Help

Acid staining concrete is best when to a trained contractor to install. Reliable concrete solutions providers with high end experience in the field can accomplish the job much easily and perfectly. Acid staining involves the mix of right types of application tools with the right application techniques. Some tools, such as mops, rollers and squeegees, should only be used by experienced applicators because they can leave undesirable roller marks or streaks of color.

Trigger your Imagination

With a little creativity and innovation acid stains can be used to create beautiful mottled, variegated and marble like patterns. The beauty of acid staining lies in its non-uniformity. A creative use of colors combined with the right mix of techniques can result in beautifully crafted designs.

Caution from Start to Finish

If one ever decides to take up acid staining as Do-It-Yourself project extra caution must be practiced. Acid stains can burn the skin and cause permanent stains on wood and glass. To achieve a perfect finished look, the start and stop lines must be avoided by using a wet edge while applying stains. While using a sprayer, it is better to use a conical tip rather than a fan spray to achieve better results.

The author has an immense knowledge on acid stained concrete. Know more about Acid staining concrete related info in his website. Read more, kansascityconcretesolutions.com/acid-stained-concrete-floors/

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Ben has been writing for the Kansas City Concrete & Review with KCMetro.com for over 3 years now. His experience in Commercial Concrete and Polished Concrete creations are all well noted in other popular industry publications. He specializes in the research and design for clients local to the Kansas City area. Visit http://concretesolutionskc.com

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