There are two main ways to stain concrete floors: with acid-based staining or water-based staining. Below, you can learn about the different methods of staining, how to apply them, and what products to use.
First Step for Your DIY Concrete Stain
The first thing you should do in your DIY concrete stain process removes the old flooring. This Hometalker was replaced her carpet with stained concrete. She started the process by cutting the carpet and padding into smaller manageable pieces so that she could fit them into garbage bags. Then, she ripped and pulled up the carpet and padding. Next, she removed the wooden tack strips and patched the holes with Quickcrete patching compound. After that, she sanded them. She thought she was done, but then saw builders’ paint stains and removed those by using hot water and scraping them off.