We have relatively new concrete with no major stains in our Basement. We used Phosphate Free Tsp to clean the floor prior to staining, we did not use the Eagle Etch and Clean based on other reviews saying it kills the minerals in the concrete the acid stain need to react with. Our floors turned out great. We diluted the acid 1:1 with water, used a conical tip acid stain sprayer purchased for half the cost of the Eagle sprayer. One of us sprayed while the other worked the stain in with a push broom. Cleaning was a bit of a chore. We used the Eagle Neutralizer/Degreaser to neutralize the acid then sprayed the floor down with water and squeegeed it dry 5+ times. The color did not turn out like the Eagle photo, but still looks great. It manifested in many cool colors. We applied two coats of Eagle Floor Sealer (the kind for outside, we used it inside). If you do this, just make sure you ventilate the heck out of your house. Please check out the photos.
High Quality of Material, Easy Instructions, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
Difficult to Clean
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.
High Quality of Material, Looks High End
much more complicated to apply than standard stain
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.
Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Modern, Dries Quickly
We ordered the wheat color hoping to have a very light, neutral stain. Unfortunately a lot of red came through. Be sure to test an area and let it sit for a few days. We ended up having to go over the concrete with a much darker color in order to mask the red. Ultimately, we love the results.
Previously had unstained uni-lock blocks that made up a low wall. I wanted to change the color to...
July 11, 2017
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
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.
I would highly recommend this product. I applied this product to a newly poured concrete floor (...
March 09, 2018
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.
Product worked well. I used it for a concrete countertop. If you are going to apply it any way other than a light chemical sprayer I would use deluted. I applied with a sponge to get a blotted look and it turned out very dark.
To obtain the outcome found in the picture associated with...
November 28, 2017
To obtain the outcome found in the picture associated with the stain you will need to dilute the stain with water (1:1 at least). Even after diluting this much the color produced with my concrete (each is individual) came out looking almost like rust (so way darker than the picture and less yellow). I still liked the outcome after neutralization with dilute baking soda. Cannot wait to seal this surface and see how it looks in the end.