Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How do I remove roller marks from acrylic stains?

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Q. -  I just applied another manufacturers semi-transparent concrete stain to my patio with a roller and now have some roller marks.  It has not been sealed yet what can I do to remove marks or make them less noticeable?  I saw another person had a simular problem and you said to neutralize and apply second coat of stain.  what do you use to neutralize it?

Hello Randy,
A. - Those tips only apply to acid stains. What you are using is an acrylic stain, which is actually not a concrete stain at all but is rather a disguised concrete paint. You will need to proceed as you would with a paint in order to correct and/or complete your project. Using concrete stain tips will not help. You should probably just roll on another coat, going in a different direction than the first. or spray on another coat. Allow to dry and then apply two coats of a good acrylic sealer. However, please note that we only work with concrete acid stains and so it may be a good idea to contact the manufacturer of the product you used in order to ensure correct application.