I can tell you where to look to find products locally so you can avoid paying for shipping. Most importantly, you should be able to return what you dont use. This one tip will probably save you more than the cost of this manual.
What equipment do you need?
Pump sprayers, masking plastic, roller covers. Going to your local big box store & buying the cheapest sprayer and rollers doesnt work… but we can tell you which ones will work.
How do you prep the concrete?
This is the most important step. Countless videos on YouTube say "you just spray on the stain & it does the work." Thats not true. Follow our preparation guide, and it will save you a lot of headache, and money. (Hint: if you don't prep the concrete, it will probably require multiple coats of stain)
How do you apply stain?
Its not as simple as the 'just spray it on' method that every manufacturer promises. You should also never brush the stain in... unless you want to see brush marks. We will help you get it right the first time.
How do you apply sealer?
We will teach you how to avoid roller marks and how to get a nice glossy finish without having to apply 5 or 6 coats of sealer. We will also teach you how to apply a finish coat on top of your sealer that will keep your stained concrete beautiful for years.
What do you get?
This program is not just another overpriced Stained Concrete DIY .PDF download. You are subscribing to a frequently updated website with all of the following features:
Videos : You can’t possibly explain how to apply stain or sealer with just text. We have videos of every crucial step along the way.
Photos: Pictures of real-life on-the job scenarios taken over the past 12 years
Troubleshooting : Learn how to fix common problems. Its not as simple as it looks in other brief DIY overviews.
Avoid Common Mistakes : Small oversights (Like this one) can be disastrous.
*Unlimited Technical Support : If you run across any problems, just let us know and we will help you out.
Before you buy…
…feel free to send me photos and a description of your concrete.
I will tell you what you can expect from trying to stain your own concrete. Our guide makes it easy to learn how to stain concrete, but you may have a few questions before you start your diy stained concrete project. Go here and fill out this form and we will let you know what we think of your DIY Stained Concrete project.
Perfect for Concrete Contractors
This course is perfect for concrete contractors who want to learn how to stain concrete. We hear from concrete contractors all the time who pass up on a lot of jobs because they don’t know how to stain concrete & don’t want to take the time to go to a training seminar. With our course, you can finally start bidding with confidence on all of those stained concrete jobs.
It’s true, anyone can stain concrete…
...and with our help your DIY project will look like a professional installation.
DIY Stained Concrete w/ Free Tech Support
1 Year Access to our DIY Stained Concrete Manual (online version)
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.
Common Mistakes: Don't Paint Your Concrete!
A few manufacturers make a paint product that is commonly mistaken for concrete stain. This product is actually a semi-transparent water based concrete sealer. It produces a nice look, but the problem with using this product is that it has a very short life span because the color is laying on the surface in the sealer.
Our guide will teach you how to use a penetrating concrete stain that requires a sealer on top. This way, once the sealer starts showing signs of wear, you can wax it, or reseal it to bring it back to life. Often it is too late to remedy a surface once a pigmented semi-transparent sealer starts to fail.
Look at some recent reviews of these paint products:
“I am having some chiping from my dogs simply walking on the floor. I used the product on brand new concrete floor and having chipping issues from their paws. I have read the previous post just want to know???????????”
“I wish I had seen this review about 2 weeks ago! I used the same products and also followed exact directions only to have it already peeling. Very frustrating after all the effort and money already put into it. The floor overall looks awesome but if it isn’t gna last it so wasn’t worth the time.”
“I purchased … semi-transparent concrete stain kit and followed the instructions to the letter. It has been right at 6 weeks and it is already starting to chip. What can I do to touch up the chipped areas? Then what should I do to prevent it from getting worse? I am very disappointed in the quality of this product. It looks beautiful but I feel that I wasted a lot of time and effort not to mention the money.”
We can tell you what products to use, and where to buy them locally. Don’t make this all too common mistake or your project may eventually look like this…