This product worked as advertised. Stained my front and back concrete porches. I'm very pleased with the results. 10/10 would recommend.
After two coats of this stain, I used this to seal it:
Eagle 5 gal. Clear Coat High Gloss Oil-Based Acrylic Topping Over Solid Sealer
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I used this product to stain concrete stepping stones that...
May 6, 2020
I used this product to stain concrete stepping stones that I formed and poured. This was the lightest color that Eagle sold and I wanted my stones to have a river rock appearance. I used a pump up hand sprayer to apply the stain. Colors came out great.
I would highly recommend this product. I applied this product to a newly poured concrete floor (3 months old), and applied one coat, undiluted. I did not pre treat the concrete or etch. The color is a little bit darker than the illustration, but truly a work of art. The floor looks professionally done, as well as having lots of character. The neutralizing of the floor was indeed very labor intensive. I mopped and scrubbed by hand. The floor required not less than 8 rinses and a thorough scrubbing with a scrub brush. I would recommend using a commercial buffer and shop vac to simplify. I used a simple deck sprayer ($18), for the application of the stain, and it worked just fine. I will most certainly use this product again.
The stain is everything I hoped it would be. Extremely easy to use and appears to "soak" into the concrete well. I did not dilute it with water as others have done and I am completely satisfied with the results.
Previously had unstained uni-lock blocks that made up a low wall. I wanted to change the color to a tan color. I chose the Wheat color for my purpose. Applied acid stain as per instructions. It took about 8 hours for the concrete blocks to change color. Very Happy with the product. I did apply two coats which made a difference.
The color came out as we expected after seeing the online reviews and mfg. picture. We were going for a more yellow/rust look and that's what we got. Our only complaint is it took 4 gallons and multiple coats to do a little over 400 square feet. We used the stain on 2 newly poured exterior concrete slabs that we were sure to wait the 4 weeks before applying. However, the first slab came out a lot more rust colored than the other. The second slab was not reacting like the first and there are still areas that you can see are very light yellow and the gray concrete look is visible under it. We followed the mfg. instructions to a T, used all Eagle1 products and even watched their how to video. Not sure if it was the way the concrete cured, less stuff in the concrete to react with (even though it was the same pour), outdoor application or what. We even made sure to apply the second coat in the early morning hours when it was cooler thinking it would help. We opted to use the water based Eagle1 Natural Seal sealer, so it has a matte finish instead of shiny. Maybe a glossy sealer would have darkened it?
We are new to home projects (first home) and decided to acid etch our outdoor screened in patio using Eagle. Your success with this product is based on accurately following instructions and going in with reasonable expectations. We did a TON of research on youtube and online forums. Color is all based on the weather conditions, age of concrete and make up of concrete. Long story short after we were unable to remove old paint and carpet glue from our outdoor screened patio (yes don't ask why ugly boat carpet was outside), we ended up applying a layer of self leveling concrete. We let that cure 45 days. We applied acid with a sprayer on a 12X14 area and used almost 2 bottles of acid, wheat color. Probably after the 4th spray application it started to change to the "wheat" color. It was more cooper color tones than wheat. We are assuming it was due to new concrete that the color didn't pop until 4th application. After application, we neutralized with ammonia vs the Eagle product (cheaper) and we read that baking soda mix can be difficult to remove. After a few rinses, the color really showed up well. We did notice that well the rinse water was clear but when we used a rag, residue would come up. After lengthy debate, we assumed it was due to the fresh concrete. The fresh concrete was so porous it would suck up any water. After letting dry for several days, we applied Beher acrylic concrete sealer and very pleased with the results. We had some pouring issues with the new cement so this added some texture. Overall very pleased...overall do your research and following instructions.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Modern, Dries Quickly
I used Eagle products exactly as Eagle recommended. I did go with the Wheat color, which was lighter than I really wanted, based on reviews. I think the color of my slab is darker and has more rust than indicated on the Eagle example. But it is exactly what I wanted. My 20' X 28' slab turned into a huge work of art. The process was complicated and took some time, but the results were worth the effort.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Looks High End
Cons: much more complicated to apply than standard stain