PLEASE NOTE: We are currently out of stock on a few of the colors, due to a problem sourcing the needed raw materials to make certain colors. Currently we are out of Tawny samples. We expect them to be back in stock later this month (November)!
LIVING EARTH™ WATER-BASED STAINS
Living Earth™ Water-Based Stain is a safe, zero VOC, UV stable, water-based penetrating concrete stain. Boring, lifeless concrete can be transformed into a multi-colored, antiqued, variegated surface. Typical applications for Living Earth™ are cement-based floors, walls, ceilings, countertops, wall panels, and other architectural elements such as bare concrete, in both residential and commercial settings. When combining the 15 colors with varying dilution rates, a nearly limitless palate may be created.
- Virtually Endless Colors
- East to Apply and Maintain
- Fast Turn-Around
- Cost Efficient
The colors produced using Living Earth™ Water-Based Stain will rely heavily on skill, practice and experimentation. Each concrete slab will react differently. Application methods and age and porosity of the concrete will result in different tones or hues and, in the case of very old or porous concrete, the stain may have little or no reaction.
Test sections should be done to verify suitability and appearance prior to application. When using multiple bottles of stain of the same color, batch (mix) bottles of stain together.
Living Earth Primer (available at the bottom of the drop down menu when ordering) is a product that can be used on cement surfaces that are overly porous (broom finished concrete, concrete not steel troweled, etc.) or old and worn surfaces, and would otherwise not show much or any color from the stain. Primer covers 200-300 sq. ft. per gallon. Primer Instruction Data Sheet (TDS) download here.
Very smooth (steel troweled, precast concrete, etc.) concrete may not allow the stain to penetrate well and you may need to lightly hone the surface prior to staining (shot-blasting, sanding @200 grit, or a surface prep wash using SCR (sold here)
Application instructions: please see the TDS sheet below.
Packaging: 4oz sample bottles (Gallon size sold here)
Coverage: 6-8 square feet per 4oz sample, per coat. (Note: colors from the color chart are achieved with 2-3 coats of stain. Very porous/open concrete may require more coats to achieve the depicted color)