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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RookieDIYer Dark clay color - easy to apply - Special Sprayer needed
Must mix with one gallon of Acetone (not included) and must use special Acetone-friendly sprayer that is hard to find -- You have to go to a specialty store for it. You cannot use a regular deck-sealing sprayer; with the acetone in the mix the sprayer will leak almost immediately causing splotches on your patio. You must have an acetone-friendly sprayer. When spraying, make sure you have a cloth/towel to clean the sprayer head after each time you stop, or the acetone mix will drip on your patio and cause a stain spot there. You can spray it light or dark, but use circular motions to ensure effective coverage. If you are using more than one bottle of stain, make sure you get your acetone and sealant in advance. Some stores limit acetone purchases to one gallon per day. I used two bottles (two gallons of acetone) for an 800 square foot stamped patio. Make sure you mask off the areas you do not want stained before mixint the color. It took me about 2 hours to mask and stain. After staining, you can immediately apply the sealant.
It can be a messy job, so use gloves and buy extra acetone to clean up your expensive acetone-friendly sprayer and whatever else gets stained. Stuff goes on easily, but lots of prep materials, Even if you have to restain it in a few years, you'll still have the sprayer.
Looks good in solid stain or in an irregular pattern. Becuase you're using acetone, you need to work quickly as it dries quickly -- stuff easily drips too.
July 6, 2013