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

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Jason Winslow


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,


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.



Drew Palin