Concrete Bar Acid Etch Finish

3 materials
concrete bar acid etch finish, Choose the color
Choose the color
We ordered the cocoa color from Amazon because our local hardware store did not stock this.
concrete bar acid etch finish, Other important supplies
Other important supplies
Additionally, we ordered the de-greaser and the sprayer.
We also purchased a concrete sealant that was rated for food grade service at Greenrose when we purchased the concrete.

All totaled, we spent about $100.
concrete bar acid etch finish, Taping the critical step
Taping, the critical step
Make sure this is secure. This stuff is not forgiving.
concrete bar acid etch finish, Wipe the surface down completely after set up
Wipe the surface down completely after set up
concrete bar acid etch finish, Spray
Spray
We used the sprayer and started at the top. It was a very yellow color to start. The color changed dramatically several times during the application.
concrete bar acid etch finish, First coat
First coat
We did two coats of the acid etch.
concrete bar acid etch finish, Completely coat and let it soak
Completely coat and let it soak
concrete bar acid etch finish, Use the de greaser
Use the de-greaser.
Do not skip this step!
concrete bar acid etch finish, Let it dry
Let it dry
Let it dry completely then add the sealant.
concrete bar acid etch finish, Colors change
Colors change
The colors continue to change as it dries.
concrete bar acid etch finish, After 4 days
After 4 days
concrete bar acid etch finish, Finished project
Finished project
We love this!
And we would do it again!

Suggested materials:

  • Sprayer   (Amazon)
  • Acid Etch   (Amazon)
  • Sealant   (Greenrose, Louisville, KY)

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