Dye Stain – colorful, mottling appearance
Dyes can get the applicator into more vibrant colors such as yellow, blue, and purple to name a few. The nice thing about working with dyes is that you can mix them at the jobsite to obtain your desired color. Dyes are often used in conjunction with acid stains to produce a variegated look and, in most cases, complement the already stained floor.
Translucent dyes penetrate the concrete drying in less than one minute in most climates with minimal cleaning required following the application. Therefore, the applicator completes the job about 60% faster than a typical acid stain due to reduced dry time and less cleaning. If you protect the surface with a topical sealer and/or wax you get a very vestal floor. Most water-based, solvent-based, or urethane-based sealers are compatible with dyes. In conclusion, dye is a powerful solution in virtually any application when the installer is seeking rich mottling effects with minimal installation time.
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