- 1 Gallon covers: 200-400 sq.ft
- 5 Gallons covers: 1,000-2,000 sq. ft.
Patina Stains are designed to enhance new and existing concrete surfaces by adding decorative and unique shades of color. The variegated and translucent color effects are a result of the unique formulation of blended acid metallic salts in water-based solutions that are slightly acidic. This provides a variation of earth tone colors similar to the oxidation of a copper roof or the patina of a bronze sculpture.
The stains lightly etch and penetrate new or existing concrete and chemically form permanent insoluble colored precipitates that remain in the concrete as part of the surface pores. Patina Stains can also be used on various other cement based materials including, but not limited to, self leveling and other topping systems, gunite, cement plaster, stucco and shotcrete. They can also be used on other products such as natural stone, marble, limestone, etc.
Patina Stained floors are superior in durability and abrasion resistance to that of concrete surfaces coated with acrylic stains or other types of paint which can wear or delaminate. Because of the chemical reaction with concrete, Patina Stains become part of the surface and will not chip, crack, peel, fade or wear only as to the wear of the concrete. This variegated finish includes a wide drift in each of the colors that is not considered a defect, but rather the reason this method of concrete coloration is chosen. There are Ten standard colors that can give you numerous appearance variations by applying over one another.