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MrRooster2You
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Broussard
Member since Aug 2014
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Staining Concrete: Indoors
The wife wants me to stain the slab in the 2 guest bedrooms in my home and while Youtube has been helpful, I was hoping to get some first hand tips & do's/dont's.

Any help?
This post was edited on 1/10 at 10:43 am


snake2985
Member since Jan 2011
217 posts

re: Staining Concrete: Indoors
Whatever color you put down, know that it will get at least 3 shades darker from your initial spray.

Spray as random as you can, if you spray in a pattern you will see it when its done.

It really is a simple job to do. Prep the surface, spray, let dry, spray again, let dry, rinse repeat until you like the color, use the neutralizer, seal.


snake2985
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re: Staining Concrete: Indoors
This post was edited on 1/10 at 3:02 pm


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Mr Fusion
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The American Dream City
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Staining Concrete: Indoors
Let it dry before you walk on it. The previous owner of my house performed a DIY job and left a few footprints. Luckily they're all in spots where we have furniture.


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Daddywoods
Member since Nov 2017
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re: Staining Concrete: Indoors
Looks trashy, never seen any I liked. Traffic areas wear and is noticeable


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greenwave
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re: Staining Concrete: Indoors
Is this a Louisiana trend?


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hungryone
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river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Staining Concrete: Indoors
quote:

Is this a Louisiana trend?

Not just LA....but common enough in very warm climates where a cool floor underfoot is desirable. Also a popular choice in flood prone areas where soggy carpet or water trapped under solid surface floors has been a previous problem.

It's a bit too industrial for my taste.


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MLU
Member since Feb 2017
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re: Staining Concrete: Indoors
Don't cut corners when you tape up the walls. Prepping the slab is probably 95% of the job.

Ditto on understanding that the color gets much darker after it sets. It's better to make several thin layers.

Hopefully the slab is in good condition and there are no real bad cracks.


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