These water based concrete dyes are UV stable, eco-friendly, easy to apply, ready to use products. 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. Normally, we recommend two coats for even coverage.
Prior to application, check the surface is absorbent with a few droplets fo 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.
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.
Color Chart of the Water Based Concrete Dyes