Can Acid-Stained Concrete Be Polished?
Yes, acid stained concrete can be polished. Acid-staining is a permanent change to your concrete so even the grinding involved in polishing will not remove the color.
Keep in mind, however, that a deep grind may remove some of the stain because acid stain does not penetrate all the way through the concrete – it sinks through and lodges in a section of the surface. So while grinding will not cause the vividness of your acid-stained finish to fade, if you grind down enough material you will reach the part of the concrete that the acid-stain did not reach. Ideally, have your concrete polished down to more or less the smoothness you’d like, then acid-stain it, and finish with a nice polish grind. This will ensure you lose as little concrete material to the polish grind as possible.
Call Stone Surface Specialists today at 801 856 0164 to schedule your FREE acid-stain consultation with the Utah experts.