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Smart Colour Stain

Smart Colour Stain
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SKU SMART-4oz-black
Weight 0.45 kg
Our price: £13.49
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Excluding VAT £11.24

Restore, decorate and revitalise concrete and masonry. A water-based nano-acrylic decorative concrete stain where your imagination is the only limit


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Smart Colour Stain to restore concrete surfaces

Colour Hardener

Use on horizontal or vertical concrete surfaces [incl blocks] to restore previously coloured or rejuvenate old, tired surfaces, internally or externally. A cost effect way of revitalizing & beautifying existing concrete. They are not paints but hard wearing, penetrating stains. A wide range of effects limited only by your imagination – marbled veining, leather look, rag roll, etc., etc.

NewLook® SmartColour Stain™ is a water-based, premium quality concrete colour stain used to add colours, patterns and unique decorative effects to previously coloured surfaces or to rejuvenate old, tired-looking concrete. Multi coat applications are used to build visual textures, faux effects, veining, etc. Please visit our gallery for a few examples. A high-end finish, limited only by the designer’s imagination, is achievable at a most modest cost.Since 1989 this non acid, non toxic concrete colour maintenance system has been refined and perfected over millions of square metres.

A water based Non Acid stain that penetrates the surface of porous concrete, staining to almost any desired colour with a tenacious bond – no stripping, flaking or peeling & no solvent smells – and will even recolour dark to light. None of the mess associated with reactive acid etching and unlike acid, the colours are predictable and replicable. Logos are also easy and accurate to install as are complex patterns, borders, etc..

NewLook® SmartColour Stains offer a decorative and interesting alternative to plain grey concrete and is far more cost effective than overlays, screeds or most other finishes. It is ideal for interior floors, architectural design projects, civic buildings, shopping areas and any projects requiring a coloured, decorative floor or paved area with hard wearing properties.

Newlook's Smart colour offers a semi-opaque finish or increase dilution to achieve desired transparency on concrete floors, if you require an opaque solid colour please check out the Newlook Endura solid stain

Coverage & Packaging

Coverage and Pacaking Smart Colour for ConcreteSmartColor is a single-component concrete stain that is diluted with clean, yummy water to yield the following delicious coverage rates:
4 oz Test (yields 20 ounces) covers 3 – 5 m² *
33 oz. (yields 1.25 US gallons) covers 15–38 m² *
1 US gallon (yields 5 US gallons) covers 60–150 m² *
5 US gallon (yields 20 US gallons) covers 300–750 m² * 
*Rates will vary based upon dilution. Dilute Smart Color with water at 1:2 ratio up to a 1:6 Smart Color to water ratio

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  • A wide range of standard colours plus bespoke service
  • Visual textures & patterns easily applied
  • Unique decorative effects – marbled veining, leather look, faux effect, etc., where you are limited only by your imagination
  • Logos and patterns easily achieved
  • Premium water-based, modified-polymer formula
  • No VOCs, environmentally friendly
  • Driveways, roadways and car-parks
  • Kitchens, conservatories and garages
  • Shop floors, car showrooms, trade counters
  • Footways & pedestrian precincts
  • Hotels, gold clubs, civic buildings
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Standard (stock) colours

SC-101 SC-102 SC-103 SC-104 SC-105 SC-106
Poppy Seed
SC-107 SC-108 SC-109 SC-110 SC-111 SC-112
Quayle Potatoe
Brown Sugar
SC-113 SC-114 SC-115 SC-118 SC-129 SC-119
Peanut Butter
Milk Chocolate
SC-130 SC-131 SC-121 SC-122 SC-123 SC-124
SC-125 SC-126 SC-127 Smart Colour Chart    
New Colours: Metallics      
Gold Gold Gold      
Metallic Gold
Metallic Silver
Metallic Bronze



The colours shown are as accurate as reproduction will allow. Screen resolution can affect the colour appearance causing a slight pink undertone on some colours (for example the colour ‘Butter’ should be yellow not pinkish)

If you would like us to send you a hard copy of a colour chart please let us know using this form

Our aim is to keep all standard colours in stock and despatch within 1 – 3 days of receiving your order

In the unusual event that we are out of stock and have to produce a new batch this can take several days extra so please order well in advance or call us to check stock levels

Special order colours can take up to 14 days

Bespoke colour service available contact us here

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Colour matching issue for concrete

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

Concrete staining with smart colour

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 concrete table

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

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.

www.adsealcolours.co.uk 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

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

Solid colour or Smartcolour

This question was asked by - Ruth Beecham
I have 170 sq metres of brand new concrete interior residential floors. The aim was to acid stain these floors. However, your products look a whole stack easier! I have watched all your videos and read all the info, but am still a little confused with product names/ranges. The effect I want are pale base colours with slightly darker 'faux' effects on top. On the colour charts, I am confused by 'solid' colours and/or Smartcolour. (2 different colour cards side by side with different products listed?) Please could you explain the differences, and also send me the colour charts? Many thanks (and also for the preparation/water test video in particular).

In simple terms the Solid colour stain is a opaque stain, this is used to give the concrete one smooth uniform colour or a uniform base colour for the mottled or faux acid effect.

The Smart colour is a semi transparent finish and is used to add the mottled effect by sprayer. Take a look at the video "staining concrete start to finish" this, I think, is what you are looking to do. Drew Palin

Stain products

This question was asked by - John
Will this work on block paving.

Yes they will, they are ok to use on any concrete based product, just bear in mind that the coverage will be severely reduced, by at least half.

Drew Palin

Lightening up Imprint paving

This question was asked by - E.McKone
I have very dark almost black imprint and I hate it, can i make it lighter

Yes it is possible to make dark paving light,

First you would need to remove the sealer from the surface using the Easy strip (link below). Once this has been done you need to jet wash the surface, then, when dry apply the Eco acid solution to profile the surface to ensure it is porous enough for the stain to soak in, there is a video on the website explaining this, Next when it is dry (90% dry is fine) you can apply the Solid colour stain using the applicator brush following the instructions (included in the box and there is a video on the site). If you are happy with the colour you can stop there. If you want the 2 tone/antiqued effect of imprint concrete you can achieve this by using a darker Smartcolour diluted to 1:6 with water, all you have to do is spray an even coat all over the surface, then as it dries it will settle in the deeper areas to create the effect, as it is drying, if you think it is still to dark on the main surface, misting water over the surface will make more of the colour run off the high spots. Once it has all dried (ideally 24hrs+) you will need to seal the drive using either the WB25 or WB34. http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/EasyStrip-1000-Coating-Remover.html http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Solid-Colour-Stain.html http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Smart-Colour-Stain.html http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Eco-Acid-profiler.html Drew Palin

Can I stain the stone splashback wall tiles in my kitchen?

This question was asked by - Diane Lee
Hello, can I stain the stone splashback wall tiles in my kitchen?

Unfortunately no, the stains are only for use with cement based product not natural stone.

Drew Palin

I am looking for the correct colour concrete stain, do you have sample sizes?

This question was asked by - Jason Winslow
Hi I'm looking to enhance an area of concrete and was wondering if you might be able to do smaller 'tester' samples at all? At the moment the concrete has just been laid and is it's natural colour. We think we\'d like it to be more of a slate / charcoal sort of colour but not sure, so we\'d like to trial a couple of tiny areas first. We also like the idea of stencilling, and considering a grey finish with lighter grey / white-ish pattern. What product(s) would you recommend, and can you do little samples? Kind regards, Jason

Firstly as the concrete has just been laid you will need to wait a minimum of 30 days to allow the concrete to cure before applying the stains to the surface.

you will then need to acid wash the surface to remove any dust or dirt and to profile the concrete to allow the stain to penetrate properly. I would then suggest using the Solid Colour Stain to the surface, this will give you an opaque colour in whichever colour you choose. Then if you are looking to use any further colours you will need to use the Smartcolour stain over the Solid colour. Both these colours are available to by in a 4oz tester size. http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Solid-Colour-Stain.html http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Smart-Colour-Stain.html http://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Eco-Acid-profiler.html Drew Palin

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