Austin Concrete and Stain - Violet Crown

Acid Stain Concrete

Acid staining is not a dyeing or pigment-base coloring system but an actual chemical reaction that happens as a mixture of water, mineral salts and slight amounts of muratic acid is applied to a concrete surface. This chemical reaction along with other minerals (primarily lime in the concrete over a period of 1-4 hrs), creates various earth tone colors.

The concrete is then later scrubbed to remove any excess stain and neutralized by a basic solution of ammonia, water or baking soda (this process allows for the removal of any buildup which could cause whiting after completion) The neutralization process essentially raises the ph level back to normal levels.

Due to inconsistencies in the surface level of concrete – acid staining creates a variegated or mottled appearance that’s unique to each slab. The color penetration ranges from 1/16 to 1/32 of an inch. Older exterior surfaces or any worn or exposed aggregate may not color as well as interior concrete because of everyday environment, which may have percolated out the mineral content. 

Some of the chemicals commonly used in acid staining include Hydrochloric acid, Iron chloride and Sodium bicarbonate. Violet Crown practices safe handling and ensures all of our floors are safe for everyday use.

Acid staining is not a dyeing or pigment-base coloring system but an actual chemical reaction that happens as a mixture of water, mineral salts and slight amounts of muratic acid is applied to a concrete surface. This chemical reaction along with other minerals (primarily lime in the concrete over a period of 1-4 hrs), creates various earth tone colors.

The concrete is then later scrubbed to remove any excess stain and neutralized by a basic solution of ammonia, water or baking soda (this process allows for the removal of any buildup which could cause whiting after completion) The neutralization process essentially raises the ph level back to normal levels.

Due to inconsistencies in the surface level of concrete – acid staining creates a variegated or mottled appearance that’s unique to each slab. The color penetration ranges from 1/16 to 1/32 of an inch. Older exterior surfaces or any worn or exposed aggregate may not color as well as interior concrete because of everyday environment, which may have percolated out the mineral content. 

Some of the chemicals commonly used in acid staining include Hydrochloric acid, Iron chloride and Sodium bicarbonate. Violet Crown practices safe handling and ensures all of our floors are safe for everyday use.

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Water Based Staining

Water Based Stains are similar to acid based stains in the sense that one can still achieve a translucent look like acid; some stains are able to achieve an opaque color and/or a translucent effect. The main difference is that acid stains react to the concrete and change the physical make up of the concrete material, whereas water based stains are more of a “coating” that bonds with the concrete. There are many variations of water based stains that have come into the decorative concrete industry which perform in a number of different ways. Most stains are polymer based, acrylic or epoxy.

Violet Crown Concrete and Stain can handle all your concrete staining needs. Call us today @ (512) 653-1321 or CLICK HERE to schedule your free consultation.

Water Based Stains are similar to acid based stains in the sense that one can still achieve a translucent look like acid; some stains are able to achieve an opaque color and/or a translucent effect. The main difference is that acid stains react to the concrete and change the physical make up of the concrete material, whereas water based stains are more of a “coating” that bonds with the concrete. There are many variations of water based stains that have come into the decorative concrete industry which perform in a number of different ways. Most stains are polymer based, acrylic or epoxy.

Violet Crown Concrete and Stain can handle all your concrete staining needs. Call us today @ (512) 653-1321 or CLICK HERE to schedule your free consultation.

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Austin Concrete and Stain - Stamped Concrete

 

Stamped Concrete

Typically there are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; an addition of base color, the addition of an accent color, and the stamping of a pattern into the concrete. These procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural materials they resemble. Its also is longer-lasting solution than paved stone, and done right, will reveal a natural look to be enjoyed for years to come.

The way it works is a rubber imprinting tool is pressed onto thin pre-mixed concrete overlays to resemble natural stone or brick. These rubber tools are manufactured from molds created from authentic materials, then release agents are used to release the stamps from the concrete. 

Stamped concrete is often used to accent patios, sidewalks, driveways, decks and even interior floors. The ability of having stamped concrete that resembles other materials makes it a less expensive alternative to using stone, slate or brick.

 

Typically there are three procedures used in stamped concrete which separate it from other concrete procedures; an addition of base color, the addition of an accent color, and the stamping of a pattern into the concrete. These procedures provide stamped concrete with a color and shape similar to the natural materials they resemble. Its also is longer-lasting solution than paved stone, and done right, will reveal a natural look to be enjoyed for years to come.

The way it works is a rubber imprinting tool is pressed onto thin pre-mixed concrete overlays to resemble natural stone or brick. These rubber tools are manufactured from molds created from authentic materials, then release agents are used to release the stamps from the concrete. 

Stamped concrete is often used to accent patios, sidewalks, driveways, decks and even interior floors. The ability of having stamped concrete that resembles other materials makes it a less expensive alternative to using stone, slate or brick.

 

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Decorative Concrete

The transformation of concrete flooring into decorative stained concrete flooring is achieved by use of a variety of materials, usually acidic compounds that include but not limited to stamping, acid staining, decorative overlays or the polishing of stained concrete. This process can be used on multiple surfaces including concrete counter-tops, vertical overlays and every type of flooring imaginable.

If you’re interested in creating a unique design for your space Violet Crown Concrete and Staining can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today @ (512) 653-1321, CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment now.

The transformation of concrete flooring into decorative stained concrete flooring is achieved by use of a variety of materials usually acidic compounds that include but not limited to stamping, acid staining, decorative overlays or the polishing of stained concrete. This process can be used on multiple surfaces including concrete counter-tops, vertical overlays and every type of flooring imaginable.

If you’re interested in creating a unique design for your space Violet Crown Concrete and Staining can help you achieve your goals. Contact us today @ (512) 653-1321, CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment now.

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