How to Coat a Concrete Surface
Once the surface is properly prepped, you are ready to apply the concrete stain. Make sure to stir the stain before applying. Apply a thin, even coat using a 3/8" nap roller cover, pad applicator or nylon-polyester brush.
Cut in with your brush to coat the perimeter of your surface, next to the wall.
Apply the stain, using long even strokes. Apply in one direction to avoid lap lines. Apply the stain when air and surface temperatures are between 50-90 degrees F. Since concrete varies in texture and porosity, 2 coats may be required for uniform appearance.
Allow the first coat to dry for at least 2-4 hours before re-coating, if necessary. Apply the second coat in a criss-cross direction for uniformity of appearance.
The surface must be fully cured before use.
Allow 24 hours for light foot traffic.
Allow 72 hours for heavy foot traffic and furniture.
Allow 14 days before subjecting to automotive tires.
Allow 30 days before rinsing or cleaning with a mild detergent.
Broom (Stiff Bristle)
Chemical Resistant Gloves
High Pressure Nozzle
Paint Can Opener
Paint Tray Liner
Other Things To Know
- Preparation of Coated Concrete for Paints & Stains
- Preparation of Uncoated Concrete for Paints & Stains
- How to Apply BEHR PREMIUM® Porch and Patio Floor Paint
- Preparation of New or Weathered Wood
- How to Apply BEHR PREMIUM® 1-Part Epoxy Concrete & Garage Floor Paint
- How to Prepare & Coat a Garage Floor