Stain/Dye

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Dye:

  • Has a much smaller particle size than stain allowing it to penetrate into polished concrete.  Dye is usually applied around 400 grit.
  • Not UV stable - interior only

Stain:

  • Stains can be used both interior and exterior.  They will typically not penetrate concrete that's been polished beyond 200 grit
  • Water Based Stains are very easy to use (brush or spray on) and come in a diverse colour palette. They will wear off with damage to the concrete especially from deicer & freeze/thaw damage - we recommend them for foot traffic areas where salt will not be applied and vertical applications. Water based stains do not need to be neutralized.
  • Acid Stains are salts dissolved in acid which chemically change the colour of the concrete. They are therefore permanent, unpredictable and have a limited colour palette (ie. black, grey and white are not possible). Acid stains must be neutralized.
  • Re-Ax stains are another reactive stain (like acid stains) but they do not need to be neutralized. Very natural looking and permanent stain.

Caution - Colour swatches are to be used only as a guide, results may vary. We strongly suggest a job-site mock-up for approval prior to applying any stains and dyes. 8 oz samples are available on request.

See also: Coating/Stain Applicators | Angle Grinder Accessories | Densifier

Concrete stains and dyes may be used to alter the colour of concrete. Each product has its unique look and limitations, read our guide to help choose a product for your application.
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Walt Tools 1 gal Black Walnut Re-Ax Stain
*** 2 Part, comes with 8oz activator ***
54.00 $ 54.0 CAD