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How do you stain concrete with Valspar?

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you stain an interior concrete floor?

Steps to staining an interior concrete floor:

  1. Sand the floor completely.
  2. Wash & rinse the floor.
  3. Spray on the acid stain with a backpack sprayer.
  4. Then 2 hours after the last coat, neutralize the acid with TSP and water.
  5. Rinse the floor thoroughly.
  6. When dry, add water-based sealer (which can also be tinted)
  7. Wax the floors.

Also Know, is it better to stain or paint concrete? Concrete stain embeds the surface to color it translucently, while opaque concrete paint covers the top of the concrete but is subject to chipping and peeling when improperly applied. Concrete stains go on quicker, dry faster and take less work than concrete paint, but they offer no significant protection.

Also to know, can you stain existing concrete?

Your existing old concrete should be fine to stain, so long as it is not contaminated with glue, paint, oil, grease, sealers, waxes, or anything else that would prevent the stain from soaking into the pores of the concrete.

Can I apply concrete stain with a roller?

Once the surface is properly prepped, you are ready to apply the concrete stain. Make sure to stir the stain before applying. Apply a thin, even coat using a 3/8" nap roller cover, pad applicator or nylon-polyester brush.

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