Kemiko Stone Tone Concrete Stain is an acid base, single component product that provides a decorative, low maintenance floor finish, and is zero VOC. This specially formulated stain chemically bonds metallic ions with the lime component in the concrete to form various colors that are permanent. Stone Tone Stain transforms an ordinary concrete slab into a luxurious floor at a fraction of the cost as compared to marble or glazed stone.
Kemiko Stone Tone Concrete Stain may be applied to properly prepared and thoroughly cleaned concrete and cement/plaster materials that contain sufficient cement/lime necessary for a color reaction. Typical applications include driveways, patios, walkways, entrances, dining areas, rock work, and many other interior/exterior applications that desire a quality cost effective color enhanced floor appearance.
Kemiko Stone Tone Concrete Stain reacts with minerals already present in the concrete, giving the look and feel of natural stone. Each concrete slab accepts the stain in varying degrees of intensity, creating stunning, multi-hued color variations and an uneven surface that looks perfectly aged. Whether working with a neo- classic, Southwestern, eclectic, or strictly traditional décor, Stone Tone Stain adapts to enhance any setting.
Due to the chemical make up of black acid stains, particulates are commonly found. We recommend straining all acid stains before application. This process will not affect the finished color. Straining is common practice in the industry and is recommend by stain manufacturers and applicator training courses. It helps optimize the performance of your application equipment and will help achieve your desired finish.
If the concrete is in good condition, has never been treated (with integral or surface treatments such as a curing agent), is clean and free of any deleterious matter, and has cured to a uniform light color – free from all moisture and alkali spotting, no preliminary treatments are necessary. Do not acid etch surface whatsoever. If the stain does not take, the surface is still dirty, is sealed, or is too heavily aged to have reactive materials available for staining process, additional cleaning, stripping of the sealer, or sanding will be required.