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Acetone Based Concrete Dyes




We provide acetone-based concrete dyes in concentrated form to make either 1 gallon or 5 gallons. You mix the contents with 1 gallon or 5 gallons of acetone. This 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 and we recommend two applications.

Apply the acetone-based concrete dyes solution 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 a clean cloth immediately and clean up any spills with xylene.

Sealer Selection

After your staining project is complete you should seal it to protect the finish. We recommend two coats of the sealer. Use a sprayer to avoid disturbing the dyes for solid colors. Alternatively, use a roller, brush, sponge or cloth to achieve a mottled or faux effect. Apply one of the following sealers;

High Gloss Finish – Concrete Sealer X-4 (water-based) or Concrete Sealer X-4S (solvent-based)

Satin or Low Gloss Finish – Concrete Sealer X-5 (water-based) or Concrete Sealer X-5S (solvent-based)

Invisible Finish – Concrete Sealer X-3 (water-based) or Concrete Sealer X-3S (solvent-based)

Color Chart of Acetone Based Concrete Dyes

Color Chart of Concrete Dyes

Color Chart of the of twenty colored concrete dyes (click on this image to enlarge). The colors listed are only a representation of the Concrete Dyes. Change in concrete slab colors will affect the appearance of the dye, therefore, actual colors may vary.

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