Is Polishing Acid-Stained Concrete Possible?
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. Hooray!
Keep in mind, however, that a deep grind may remove some of the stain because while the color of acid stain penetrates consistently, it does not penetrate through the entire thickness of the concrete slab – it sinks through and lodges in a section of the surface.
So while grinding will not cause your acid-stained finish’s vividness to fade, if you grind down enough material you will eventually reach the part of the concrete that the acid-stain did not reach. Ideally, have your concrete polished down in advance 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.