Solid colour or Smartcolour

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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