Stain Choices

When making stain choices:
1. Consider the environment, traffic level and desired appearance.
2. Choose the sealer best suited for the previously mentioned criteria. The sealer choice has a dramatic influence on the final color outcome and gloss when using RAC Stains.
3. Choose the color and dilution ratio based on the sealer chosen.

Results may vary due to shades and/or hues of concrete. Slab texture affects the final color appearance. Many slab characteristics show through the stain, especially with the more transparent colors.

About Reactive Acid Chemical Stains (RAC)

RAC Stain is a single component solution of acidic metallic ion particles which, when applied to concrete, chemically reacts with the particles in the cement (free alkali) to form oxides in the pores of the concrete. These oxides become a permanent part of the substrate to create a colored, translucent, variegated and sometimes marbleized effect. The art of RAC Stain is that no two slabs will ever color exactly the same. The texture of concrete, age and dilution ratio affect final color appearance. The translucence of RAC Stain also allows the many unique characteristics of the slab to show through. Every project is a unique piece of art.

 

About Water Reducible Concentrate Stains (WRC)

Concrete Resurrection Water Reducible Concentrate (WRC) is an environmentally friendly (and California compliant) penetrating waterborne acrylic, pigmented stain. It is a superior alternative to hazardous solvent and acid based stains. WRC is designed to give a more predictable, natural variegated colors or bright solid colors. A one-step staining process, there is no residue to neutralize and scrub off. WRC can also be used for faux finishing, changing hues or correcting errors after acid staining (surface must be cleaned and neutralized prior to application). It is for interior and exterior concrete, horizontal or vertical.