Our Concrete Floor Staining Process
Step 1 – Choose Your Concrete Stain
When choosing a concrete stainer, one must decide between a semi-transparent or solid stain. A solid stain will provide a more paint-like finish, in comparison to the semi-transparent stainer, which will let the color variation of the concrete still show through.
It is therefore important for one to consider the condition and appearance of the existing concrete floor, as well as the final look that one is aiming to achieve.
Step 2 – Clean and Prepare Your Floor
By using a broom or vacuum cleaner, one can remove all the dirt and follow up with a mildly soapy wet rag to ensure that the floor is thoroughly clean.
Step 3 – Apply Your Stain
Stains are often applied using a paint sprayer or pump sprayer, but one can also make use of a paintbrush and paint roller. When applying a concrete floor stainer, one must be sure that each coat is completely dry before applying the next.
Step 4 – Seal Your Floors
Once the final coat is dry, the last step is to seal the stained floor, which will be applied in a similar manner to the stain. Concrete sealers come in a variety of finishes, from low-luster sealers, which provide the finished floors with a matte or dull finish, to glossy or “wet-look” sealers that add a lot of shine to the flooring.