Asked on Apr 24, 2012

How much does staining a concrete floor cost and what are the steps?

Amazing Improvements and GaragesTim S


2 answers
  • Tim S
    on Apr 24, 2012

    The main thing to remember when staining concrete is it has to be clean. You need to etch the floor with a mixture of Muriatic acid and water 3 to 1 ratio (water to acid), then hose off and let dry. Concrete stain ranges from about $20-$30 per gallon. Dilute the first coat about 50% then the second coat full strength. Hope this helps.

  • Wendy, as with many projects, the real answer is ... it depends. Is the floor covered with carpet, linolium or tile currently? Will you remove or will a contractor, how many square feet will be stained? Are you looking to do it yourself or hire a pro? It can run from pennies to many dollars per square foot.

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