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Can You Use Water-Based Stains at Altitude On Concrete?

Can You Use Water-Based Stains at Altitude On Concrete?

March 14, 2019 Luci Carrillo Comments Off

Can You Use Water-Based Stains at Altitude On Concrete?

Yes! At Stone Surface Specialists, we love using water-based stains on concrete. And if you leave in the glorious climes of Park City or Heber in Utah, you’re in luck – with a little know-how (and we know how!), water-based stains work just as well on concrete at the Wasatch Front’s high altitudes.

If you want to go beyond the subtle drama and subdued earth-toned palette of acid staining, water-based stains are the way to go.  They come in a much broader spectrum of hues to acid stains, giving you an artist’s color palette of almost endless options. Most manufacturers offer dozens of standard color options, including black and white and even metallic tints (yay!). Like acid stains, water-based stains (typically a blend of pigments and acrylic polymers) penetrate the surface of the concrete, creating a permanent color change, ranging from translucent to opaque depending on the product.

Both types of stain can be applied to new or old, unfinished or integrally colored concrete. They are especially effective for revitalizing dull, lackluster surfaces. Because they penetrate the concrete surface, most water-based stains have excellent UV stability and wear resistance. 

Give the concrete experts at Stone Surface Specialists a call today at 801 856 0164 to schedule your FREE concrete color consultation.

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