You are purchasing a set of twenty colored dyes as shown in the color chart below. Each colored dye is in a 4-ounce spray bottle which needs to be shaken vigorously before application.
These water-based concrete dyes are UV stable, eco-friendly, easy to apply, ready to use products. Available in three different size containers of 1 quart, 1 gallon or 5 gallons. 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. We recommend two coats for even coverage.
Prior to application, check the surface is absorbent with a few droplets of water. If they do not absorb readily, treat the surface with Eco Concrete Etcher. Apply the dye solution at 40 to 80°F using a pump-up sprayer. Apply approximately 24 inches from the surface using a uniform circular motion. You can also apply with a brush, roller or sponge for mottled effects. If the dye accumulates or puddles remove the excess with a clean damp cloth immediately. Clean up is with soap and water.
Apply them either as an individual color or combined to provide a multitude of effects. They can provide different hues, shades, mottled and faux natural stone effects. If you are the more skilled artisan you can use them to form any custom-made pattern or picture. In essence, the possibilities are only limited by the boundaries of your imagination.
The addition of the dye directly into the concrete mix will form an integral color. Simply replace the same amount of water with the amount of dye solution that you want to add. In summary, with these water-based concrete dyes any color, depth of shade or random color pattern is achievable.
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)