Life Deck Specialty Coatings’ 20 Series is a unique, water based stain that bonds inside the pores of the cement. The 20 Series does not form a film over the cement. It’s acts more like a traditional wood stain, coloring the porous areas of the aggregates and powders. This unique action creates a more natural look and is the perfect alternative to acid stains.
-62 Gray Slate, -63 Sandstone, – 64 Umber, -71 Black, -65 Sedona Red, -67 Sienna, -68 Green Slate, -72 Mediterranean
(Please contact Life Paint for a color card sample. Colors online may not reflect true color):
When applied in accordance to label instructions, Life Deck will penetrate into the concrete surface leaving no film that will chip or peel. Use over properly prepared masonry, concrete, and Life Deck Texture Concrete Overlay surfaces. The bare concrete surface must be porous and profiled to resemble fine or medium sandpaper.
Aged, Uncoated Concrete: Remove all dirt, grease and oil with a cleaner or de-greaser. Follow manufacturer’s directions. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Smooth concrete surfaces must be properly etched. Follow etching instructions.
Painted, Stained or Sealed Concrete: Do not apply over previously painted, stained (except as noted in “DRY TIME”) or sealed concrete.
Water Based Sealer – 2110/2112 2K Urethane, 2114/2116 Urethane or 4001/4002 Acrylic Urethane.
Solvent Based Sealer – 2009 PolyAspartic, 2003 CRU Chemical Resistance 2K Urethane, LD7530 Urethane, 2008 Stone Glaze, or LD31-96 100% Solids Clear Epoxy System.
Apply at a spread rate of 200-400 square feet per gallon. If the concrete is broken into sections, apply stain in sections for ease of application.
Subsequent coats of “20” Series stain can be applied at any time after 1st application if a darker color is desired. Allow the product to dry 24 hours before top coating and sealing with your choice of Life Deck Clear Coatings (see application instructions). Make sure shoes are clean or wear baggies around shoes to prevent footprints before finishing with clear coating. (Caution, baggies may be slippery).
Cool temperatures and high humidity may require a longer cure time.
Thinning: Water may be added to lighten color, from 1 quart to 4 gallons of water per gallon of stain.
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Surface must be clean and porous prior to staining. Concrete, concrete decks, floors and walk ways: New concrete must age for a minimum of 30 days.
Remove all grease, oil and wax with T.S.P. Solution. (One pound of T. S. P. to 1 gallon of water.) Scrub with stiff broom until surface is thoroughly clean. Rinse thoroughly with clear water then etch (see etching instructions).
Let dry thoroughly before applying stain. Etching Instructions: For acid etching, use 1 part 10% muriatic acid to 4 parts water.
Protect plants and other surface from any splashing. Work etching solution into surface with a stiff bristle broom.
After etching, neutralize acid with baking soda or soda ash. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Sweep and/or vacuum all residue left from etching process.
Warm soapy water.