Endless Decorative Effects
Depending on the look you want to achieve for your stained concrete patio, you can choose from acid-based chemical stains or water-based stains. Acid stains penetrate and react chemically with the concrete, creating natural color variations that add character and unique mottling effects. However, the color selection is generally limited to subtle earth tones, such as tans, browns, terra cottas, and soft blue-greens.
If you want to go beyond the subtle drama and subdued color palette of acid staining, consider using water-based stains, which come in a full spectrum of hues. In many cases, the different colors can be mixed, like water-based paints, to broaden your options.
There are endless decorative effects you can achieve when using acid or water-based stains to spice up the look of your patio. Sometimes the best approach is to keep it simple, using just one stain color in a hue that will complement your home or landscape (see this example). Or you can be more daring and use multiple stain colors to create custom looks.
Here Are a Few Innovative Design Ideas To Get You Started
Set off your patio by adding a stained border
Apply multiple colors of stain to mimic the look of natural stone
Make your patio look like marble
Use stencils along with stain to create custom graphics
Use sawcuts and stain to create faux tile
Adorn your patio with a vine design
Bring your patio to life with an antiquing stain
You can also use stains along with concrete dyes or integral color to create other unique decorative effects
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