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Acetone Based Concrete Dyes




The dyes are provided in concentrated form in three different size containers which you mix with either 1 quart, 1 gallon or 5 gallons of acetone which is readily available at Lowe’s, Home Depot and most hardware stores. The dye solution is either stirred into the open container or shaken in a re-closable container for 30 seconds and then it is ready to use (never use an electric motor due to the flammability of acetone). The dye solution should be continually stirred or agitated during application to maintain uniformity of color. A coverage rate of 400 to 600 sf per gallon for one coat is normal but two applications are recommended.

The dye solution is applied at 40 to 80°F using an acetone sprayer with a #6 or #8 tip approximately 24 inches from the surface using a uniform circular motion and after 5 minutes your concrete staining project is complete. If the dye accumulates or puddles remove the excess with clean cloth immediately and clean up any spills with xylene.