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Matching driveway colour issue

This question was asked by
Chris Helliwell

My drive laying company has gone out of business
I have a 260sq m area which does not match the colour of the more recently laid extra 60 and how much do you think it will cost to get the 260sq m recovered

The Solid colour stain was designed to colour large areas of concrete 1 uniform colour, if you combine this with the smartcolour (diluted) you will get the same 2 tone look that Imprinted concrete should have.

Take a look at the videos section at www.adsealcolours.co.uk this will give you some idea of what is involved.

Endura Solid Stain (ESS)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

Drew Palin

Stain or Paint my driveway ?

This question was asked by
Ron Turnbull

In April or May I want to paint or stain my driveway which looks bland.
Would take 10 – 12K to replace :-((
The house was built back in 1971 and the driveway is concrete but has a rough “tamped rough finish”.
I hear conflicting info regarding painting or staining the concrete.
Can you advise me – should I paint or stain ?
There are 2 cars sitting on the driveway.
Can you recommend a product of yours that would be best suited and how best to apply it.

I would forget about painting, the paint will start to wear off after a few months.

Staining on the other hand (as long as the prep is done correctly) soaks into the concrete to form a permanent bond.

I would suggest using the Solid colour stain (link below) as this is the quickest and easiest way to brighten up tired looking concrete.

For Prep, mixing and application please review the videos section on the site.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Drew Palin

concrete staining

This question was asked by
Meriem

I would like to acid stain a concrete floor that has been grounded with 200 grit pads and densified, will the adseals smart color dye work on the concrete?

For the Smartcolour stains to work properly the concrete need to be porous enough for the stain to soak in. Please look at the videos section on www.adsealcolours.co.uk, the last video shows you what you need to look for in regards to the prep.

Drew Palin

Colouring and staining

This question was asked by
Sam Butler

I have recently made a concrete table for use inside. I was looking at possibly using your smart stain to make it a darker shade as it didn’t really come out as dark as I had liked. Wondered what it was like to use on new works. Also was looking at your polyeurethene gloss sealer. Was just looking for some advice really.

Yes the Smart colour will be ok to use and the High gloss PU will give a very nice gloss finish.

In regards to the prep work you will need to acid wash and profile the surface to remove any dusty material from the surface and to increase the porosity (there are a couple of videos on the website to show you what to look for when prepping the surface).

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

Eco Acid [profiler] (EA)

High-gloss Polyurethane Sealer (HGPU)

Drew Palin

Advice on stain colours

This question was asked by
Jon-Luke Kirton

We have a a large driveway (approx 200m2) with standard red block pavers. We would like to change the colour of these to a slate grey colour (we have a period character sandstone and traditional scottish slate house). What products would you recommend for this look to be achieved?

To completely change the colour of the paving is entirely doable, I have linked below the products you would need and if you check out the videos section you will find how to guides for the prep and the application.

Firstly you would need to remove any sealer that might be on the surface using either the Solstrip or Easystrip 1000 for acrylic sealers or the Easystrip 2000 if it is a Polyurethane sealer.

Once this is done you will need to profile the surface to make it porous to accept the stain then you would apply the Solid colour stain as a base colour, then a diluted Smartcolour to give the 2 tone antiqued effect.

After the stain has cured for 24 hours you will need to re apply a sealer coat.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

EasyStrip 1000 Coating Remover (ES1000)

Eco Acid [profiler] (EA)

Drew Palin

Sample kits

This question was asked by
Denise

I want to stain a large kitchen/hallway but not sure on colours do you do a sample kit?

Yes there are 4oz kits/bottles of each of the stains which are used as testers/samples available to purchase on our website.

Drew Palin

cured concrete colour

This question was asked by
Mike thomas

i want to add some colour to some outside cured concrete on a roadway in a green or brown which would be the best product

It really all depends on what you are looking for as the finished product. If you are just looking for a solid uniform colour the the best one to use would be the Solid colour stain (link below), if you are wanting a more translucent or mottled colour or to have a few colours together then the Smartcolour would be best.

Solid Colour Stain (SOLID)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

Drew Palin

staining/dying stone.

This question was asked by
Alison McKie

Hello, I have a natural blond sandstone hearth and wanted to check which of your products would be best for colouring it.

Unfortunately the stains and dyes that we sell are designed for use on concrete surfaces and not suitable for use on natural stone.

Drew Palin

Application of Smart Colour for a concrete drive

This question was asked by
Peter Clifford

I would like to colour a newly laid 30 square metre concrete drive with Smart colour (Licorice). Please could you advise the amounts of prep material, colour and sealer (satin finish) required for this. Many thanks

As the concrete is new you will need to leave it a minimum of 30days before trying to stain to let the concrete cure.

Before staining you will need to acid wash the surface to remove any loose dusty surface from the concrete using the Eco acid

If you are looking to apply a single solid colour to the concrete I would recommend using the Solid colour stain (medium grey) you will need 1 x 32oz kit to do your area.
The solid colour stain will be much quicker, easier and cheaper than the smartcolour (you would need at least 3 x 32oz bottles to get a solid uniform colour).

Then finally to seal I would suggest the WB25.

I have listed all the relevant products below, I would highly recommend watching the installation videos before you start the job.

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Eco-Acid-profiler.html

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Solid-Colour-Stain.html

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/WB-25-eco-friendly-satin-concrete-sealer.html

http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Application-Brushes.html
Drew Palin