Masarone Concrete Stains are a mixture of water, hydrochloric acid, and
acid-soluble metallic salts. Because of concrete's porous qualities,
they penetrate and react chemically in the concrete. Concrete stains
become a permanent part of the concrete. They're known for their
durability and long-lasting color because concrete stains will not
fade, chip, or peel off.
Concrete stains are also known for their translucent color. Because of
the various conditions of concrete surfaces, concrete stains react
differently creating one-of-a-kind color and patterning.
And no wonder. Stained concrete combines the best of both worlds:
beauty and functionality. Concrete staining imparts a luxurious
richness that can't be achieved by any other coloring medium while
leaving behind permanent, flake-proof color. What's more, stain can
even be applied to most existing concrete, making it an ideal solution
for revitalizing lackluster surfaces.
Although staining is not a new technique, these qualities have stirred
up recent interest in the use of stained concrete for an
ever-expanding array of exterior and interior applications, from
walkways and patios to family room floors and kitchen countertops. But
unlike many design trends, stained concrete is no fleeting fad. We
predict it will remain in vogue for many years to come, and could even
become as mainstream as stained wood. After all, why leave concrete
(or wood) bare when you can so easily and economically enrich its
appearance with a bit of creativity and a coat or two of stain?