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1 Gal. Sandstone Semi-Transparent Water-Based Exterior Concrete Stain

$3312
  • Ideal for protecting and enhancing exterior concrete surfaces
  • Designed for easy brush-on application
  • Covers up to 300 sq. ft.
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Color Crete Semi-Transparent Water-Based Concrete Stain is ideal for protecting and enhancing exterior concrete surfaces including patios, walkways, driveways, stepping stones and the concrete around your pool. Color Crete penetrates beneath the surface and develops a deeply anchored bond with concrete and other masonry surfaces. Turn plain concrete into a beautiful design feature that will enhance the value of your home. Color Crete is formulated for an easy brush-on application, with soap and water clean-up. Sandstone is a golden yellow tone with hints of red.
  • Apply to any porous concrete or masonry feature, if water is easily absorbed, it can be stained
  • 1-coat for a natural, transparent finish that highlights the character of your concrete or masonry surface, 2-coats for a more even appearance
  • Be creative and use Colour Crete to add a design dimension to your project, colors can be blended wet or as you apply the stain to your project
  • Colour Crete covers approximately 300 sq. ft. per gallon
  • After staining, add satin finish for a waterproof protective coating
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Price
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Ratings
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Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
Surface LocationBasement Floor,Driveway,Patio,Pavers,Pool DeckDriveway,Patio,PaversBasement Floor,Driveway,Garage Floor,PatioBasement Floor,Driveway,Garage Floor,Patio
Paint/Stain FeaturesChemical Resistant,Durable,UV/Fade ResistantUV/Fade ResistantUV/Fade ResistantTintable,UV/Fade Resistant
Stain & Sealer In OneNoNoNoNo
TransparencySemi-TransparentSemi-TransparentSemi-TransparentSemi-Transparent
Tinted / BaseTintedTintedTintedTinted
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)400150200200
Base MaterialLatexWater BasedWater BasedWater Based
Substrate/Surface Usage TypeBrick,Concrete,StoneBrick,Concrete,StoneBrick,Concrete,StoneConcrete
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
150

Details

Application Method
Brush
Base Material
Water Based
Color Family
Yellow
Color/Finish
Sandstone
Dry To Touch Time (hh:mm)
01:00
Interior/Exterior
Exterior
Maximum Optimal Temperature (F)
80
Minimum Optimal Temperature (F)
50
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
UV/Fade Resistant
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Concrete Stain
Recommended Number of Coats
1
Returnable
90-Day
Stain & Sealer In One
No
Substrate/Surface Usage Type
Brick,Concrete,Stone
Surface Location
Driveway,Patio,Pavers
Time before recoating (hours)
0
Tinted / Base
Tinted
Transparency
Semi-Transparent
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturer will replace product that is proven to be defective within 30 days of purchase.

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  • 4.3
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I love the look so far, waiting for my second order. I majorly underestimated how much I would need. The 300 sq. ft. coverage is NOT realistic. My concrete pool deck sucked this up big time, plus a second coat is needed as shown in the closeup of the steps.
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    Stain arrived well packaged and protected, intact. Opened easily and stirred easily. Covered well...
    Stain arrived well packaged and protected, intact. Opened easily and stirred easily. Covered well. Ease to apply. Absorbed and dried quickly. Price was reasonable and product was shipped quickly. I am satisfied with the stain.
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    The title to this product is a little deceiving for color. It is more orange than Sandstone whic...
    The title to this product is a little deceiving for color. It is more orange than Sandstone which I thought would be lighter and it is not. I wanted it to match or come close to the light color of my brick not the red part (pictures). I used a sprayer to apply and then a roller to cover all areas. It went on smoothly but did take a lot of spray to cover the small area that I did complete. It is not my color because it has too much orange in the color. It would be nice to have seen a color patch and not rely so much on the name for color. It's a good product but this color did not match for me.
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    Recently had our driveway widened and blacktopped but a small area by the garage door was still an eye sore so we wanted to color the cement which was old and dull. And the walkway leading to the backyard. And cement 18X18 inch garden squares that have weathered in the backyard we wanted to spruce up. The weather has not cooperated of late as we have been having more than normal rain but a few breaks the past week in the rain we were able to use this product and are quite happy with the results. Spread and penetrated easily with a regular paint brush. It also dries quickly. And the paint brush afterwards can be easily cleaned for reuse with soap and warm water. This color worked for us great and when or if needed additional paint I am confident that it will be available from Home Depot to color match it again and again. Great paint. I recommend this product and would use myself again and again.
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    Not impressed. The Colour Crete Semi Transparent stain is thinner and more transparent than other...
    Not impressed. The Colour Crete Semi Transparent stain is thinner and more transparent than other concrete semi-transparent stains I've used, and even two coats doesn't provide enough color to blend out the normal differences in concrete. It has the consistency of skim milk but certainly goes on and cleans up easily. I tried it on two sections of concrete. One section (vertical) had never been stained, The other (horizontal) had been stained with a different (cheaper) semi-transparent stain several years ago but the color had chipped/flaked away. The previously unstained section showed little difference with the second coat, and while it provided reasonable color shading the irregularities in the concrete still show through – more like I'd expect with a transparent (vs semi-transparent) stain. I didn't expect great results on the horizontal section, since this stain is specifically designed for unstained concrete and some original stain was still in place. Still the Colour Crete did soak into both the flaked and stained areas a little bit, not enough to give the color depth I hoped for in either section. Note that I did NOT expect a color match since this is a different shade of brown than I originally used, but I expected more depth of color. Given the original stain provides more depth and is still cheaper, I'll go back to that stain.
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    Response from Preserva ExpertJun 10, 2020
    Thank you for posting the pictures, they are very helpful! The Sandstone Colour Crete concrete stain, which is a yellow or gold tone, not a brown (see Adobe tint), looks exactly as it should. As a semi-transparent stain, it would certainly allow the character of the underlying concrete to show through, as we can see in your picture. Colour Crete is formulated to be thin, so it can penetrate into porous masonry surfaces.
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    My first impressions of this Colour Crete concrete stain product were not good, but don’t be fool...
    My first impressions of this Colour Crete concrete stain product were not good, but don’t be fooled by first impressions. When I opened up the gallon of concrete stain and started to stir it up, it appeared very watery and thin. I couldn’t imagine that this was going to turn out very well. I figured that I better test this on a small sample before applying it to any large area. I took a concrete cinder block that is used for walls and stained 1/2 of the surface (See Photo). I used a stiff brush to apply the stain so I could be sure it got into all little nooks and crannies. It didn’t appear to go on very uniformly and I was getting worried. I let it sit for several minutes and then brushed the surface again without adding any more stain. It looked a little better. After allowing it to sit for a few minutes more I went over it again with just the brush. I then let it dry and when I came back it looked great (See Photo)! Stir the can often when applying to keep the color uniform. This Colour Crete concrete stain is best used on a porous masonry surface. If the surface has been sealed with a concrete sealer, or if it is stained or dirty, you will need to use an acid etch on the concrete prior to applying this stain. The surface needs to be clean and dry. The concrete has to be able to absorb water for this stain to work well. Color Crete penetrates the surface of the concrete. It is also important to seal the stained concrete with a concrete sealer to preserve the new color. Colour Crete comes in 5 different colors, Sandstone, Grey, Terra Cotta, Sage, and Adobe. These colors can be mixed together to produce many different colors. The stain is water based and can be cleaned up with soap and water.
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    Works fine, but it's probably best to do it in fall. I tried to apply this to a concrete pad, and...
    Works fine, but it's probably best to do it in fall. I tried to apply this to a concrete pad, and really soaked up into the concrete, and I probably need to do several more coats as a result. You definitely do need to etch the surface before hand. While the color's not what I had anticipated, it did work, and the color is a little different, but not nearly as dark as I was hoping. It's much lighter than the thumbnail. I would recommend this product, but I would try to do it in cooler months, and be prepared to do multiple layers. It is much better than a plain concrete pad though!
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    Keep in mind this is not a paint that just covers the concrete. This is water thin with tint in it. I put it on one virgin pad and then over an existing painted concrete surface. The color on the virgin pad dried back to a very rustic copper color. Very cool. And it did coat the previous painted surface showing the flaws beneath but yet adding a new dimension to it. With multiple coats you can vary the depth of the color. Very nice application product. Water clean up. I applied with a brush but can be applied with a very short nap roller.
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    Keep in mind this is not a paint that just covers the concrete. This is water thin with tint in i...
    Keep in mind this is not a paint that just covers the concrete. This is water thin with tint in it. I put it on one virgin pad and then over an existing painted concrete surface. The color on the virgin pad dried back to a very rustic copper color. Very cool. And it did coat the previous painted surface showing the flaws beneath but yet adding a new dimension to it. With multiple coats you can vary the depth of the color. Very nice application product. Water clean up. I applied with a brush but can be applied with a very short nap roller.
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    I had a couple places where I wanted to try this product on my property - an old concrete slab fr...
    I had a couple places where I wanted to try this product on my property - an old concrete slab from the 1950s and some plain concrete stones I had placed in front of my shed. Very easy to apply with a brush of any kind. Follow instructions and keep stirring throughout. The stones in front of the shed covered very nicely. I may wait the allotted time and apply another coat after my wife looks it over. The 1950s slab covered but it think due its age it would be tough to coat. I’ll give it a few days drying time. If it was bigger I’d apply the other products recommended, but it was just a test. The stones worked great and dried fast. Clean up very easy as well.
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      Did what was expected.
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        Sandstone Semi-Transparent Water Based Stain.
        Didn't get exactly what I'd hoped for based on the graphic represented in the ad and on the can. Less variegation in color, but I'm okay with it. One of the gallons out of three ordered was obviously opened before and the stain dripped all over the can, but I had no choice but to use in order to get the job done.
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        Liked the color. Easy to apply and dried up quickly....
        Liked the color. Easy to apply and dried up quickly.
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        Poor penetration more like paint than stain. Already spots peeling...
        Poor penetration more like paint than stain. Already spots peeling up.
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        Response from Preserva ExpertSep 24, 2020
        Our concern is that the stain was not able to easily penetrate the surface you were staining. Colour Crete is a penetrating stain for concrete and masonry. It must be able to soak in to work properly.
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        Loved the product, however I had to order an additional gallon. Same shade but the packaging was ...
        Loved the product, however I had to order an additional gallon. Same shade but the packaging was different and they did not match. Had to redo. Disappointing
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        Response from Preserva ExpertAug 5, 2020
        While we have a new label for our Colour Crete concrete stain, the formula and the colors remain the same as they have always been.
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        It just renewed my concrete completely. Although, I was expecting...
        It just renewed my concrete completely. Although, I was expecting a shinier look, but I guess there's another shinier sealing you can buy on the side and apply to your already painted concrete. Love the results anyway!
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        weak color...looks like semitransparent... would have taken 3 or more coats to get any real chang...
        weak color...looks like semitransparent... would have taken 3 or more coats to get any real change in color of underlying gray pavers. went to paint store and got solid color stain and covered easily.
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        Response from Preserva ExpertJun 3, 2020
        Colour Crete Sandstone IS a semi-transparent stain. It sounds like you were looking for a solid stain, or paint for your project.
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        The stain is very thin so one coat coverage uneven....
        The stain is very thin so one coat coverage uneven. Some chipping of the stain a few weeks.
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        It started coming off with 1st rinse. I power washed...
        It started coming off with 1st rinse. I power washed etched and rolled on stain. Not bad but not great either. Also didnt really soak into concrete. Chairs will scrape it off. Probably going to redo it eventually with a primer and diff stain.
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        Response from Preserva ExpertMay 8, 2020
        Thank you for the feedback! Colour Crete really needs to be able to be absorbed into your concrete in order to be effective. If the concrete is smooth and does not absorb water, you do have the option to "etch" the concrete, which removes impurities and makes it more absorbent.
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        Did a great job. Reasonable price too!...
        Did a great job. Reasonable price too!
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        Stain looked great. One coat and it gave me the...
        Stain looked great. One coat and it gave me the looked I wanted. A little goes a long way.
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        Outdoor stain for pavers that isn't water proof. started washing of after the first time it got wet.
        Outdoor stain for pavers that isn't water proof. started washing of after the first time it got wet.
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        Response from Preserva ExpertOct 30, 2019
        Is it possible that the pavers got wet and had a different appearance than when they were dry? Properly applied and fully cured, Colour Crete will not wash off and is very water resistant. You can send pictures of your project to us at info@preservaproducts.com and we will be happy to assist you.
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        Great color easy to apply...
        Great color easy to apply
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        Easy to use with good results. The color looks...
        Easy to use with good results. The color looks great around our pool!
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        Good coverage when applied in cool weather. Concret sucks up product in hot weather. Have to orde...
        Good coverage when applied in cool weather. Concret sucks up product in hot weather. Have to order more.
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