Sunday, July 29, 2012
Will the concrete stain fade on exterior concrete in full sun?
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Q. - DOES YOUR PRODUCT FADE? IF SO, HOW LONG WILL IT LOOK NOT FADED? THE STAINED CONCRETE WILL BE IN FULL SUN AND SHADE ON THE SAME PATIO. WILL THIS BE A PROBLEM? AGAIN FADING? THANK YOU, ROBHello ROB,
The Concrete Camouflage brand of concrete acid stains will not fade. However, if you leave the concrete unsealed then the area exposed to the sun and elements will experience surface erosion, which will eventually cause the exposed area to appear as if it's fading or going away. Because as concrete stains are a surface treatment, when the concrete's surface slowly erodes away, the stain will go with it. If on the other hand, you do seal it and maintain the sealer as needed, (which is typically every few years +/- on exterior and exposed concrete), then the concrete's surface will remain intact and the colors will remain indefinitely.
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