Staining Concrete Patios
Staining your concrete is a highly versatile and economic way to upgrade the look of your existing concrete patio. Stains give you the ability to introduce subtle hints, bold design accents and custom graphics. Because they penetrate deeply into the concrete surface, they provide fade-resistant, permanent color. Unlike with a paint or coating, color from a stain won’t peel off or flake.
Your options are virtually endless when it comes to using stains to spice up your patio. You can choose to keep it simple, using just one stain color in a hue that will complement your home or landscape, or you can be more daring and use multiple stain colors. Set off your patio by adding a stained border, or use stencils along with stain to create custom graphics.
Have your existing stains removed first!
Because concrete stains tend to be translucent in color rather than opaque, they won’t hide color variations or unwanted stains in existing concrete patios resulting from dirt, oil, grease, or exposure to the elements.