Will Acid Stain Permanently Change The Color of Concrete?
Yes, acid stain is a permanent change.
It’s not like staining your wooden deck and having to re-do it every few years. The color will not fade or darken (with the exception of blue and green stain used on outdoor concrete, which tend to darken with time), although it may appear to fade in heavy traffic areas as the concrete itself is worn down. If this happens, simply give Stone Surface Specialists a call at 801 856 0164 and we will come out and have your concrete color touched up in a jiffy!
If you decide later down the line that you want to change the color of your acid-stained concrete, it is possible, but challenging and involved. If you want a particular or predictable color, the surface of your concrete will likely need to be ground down to a layer that is untouched by the current acid stain (which only penetrates the surface of the concrete) before it can be restained. It is possible to add a stain over the top of the existing one, but just like when you first learned colors in school, the result will vary hugely depending on the starting color and the color you’re adding.
If you’re thinking of changing the color of your acid-stain, give the experts at Stone Surface Specialists a call at 801 856 0164.