Sunday, April 18, 2010

Can I still stain if I acid washed my concrete?

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Q. -  I have used Muriatic Acid around my pool to try to clean the concrete.  Will that affect staining the concrete.

Hello Brian,
 
A. - Most stains will not stain concrete that has been cleaned with muriatic acid. However, Concrete Camouflage artist grade stain is one of the only stains that will still stain concrete that has been acid washed. Though it will not be quite as dark and/or rich a color as it would have been. Therefore, you will need to definitely saturate the concrete well without putting so much that it would puddle, and allow it to dry and react for a good 24 hours or so before neutralizing it.