Patio stained using Quikrete® concrete stain.
QUIKRETE® Concrete Etching Stain creates a unique, decorative, multi-toned appearance on new or existing concrete surfaces.

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If you’re looking to transform ordinary concrete surfaces into beautiful exterior décors, using concrete and masonry stains is an easy way to do it yourself. Whether it’s your garage, patio, pool deck, porch, driveway or walkway around your home, QUIKRETE® offers lots of great choices, depending upon the look you desire.

Concrete Etching Stains

QUIKRETE® Concrete Etching Stain creates a unique, decorative, multi-toned appearance on new or existing concrete surfaces. The acid-based stain reacts with the cement as it penetrates the surface, which creates a permanent marble-like appearance in warm earth tones and unique shading, all in one step. You can even use on interior concrete floors and vertical concrete surfaces.

Translucent Concrete Stains

The semi-transparent appearance of QUIKRETE® Translucent Concrete Stain highlights the natural variations in concrete or masonry surfaces, and finishes to a beautiful matte look. This water based, UV resistant formula is low odor and low VOC. It can be used in multiple color combinations to achieve a unique multi-tone, layered appearance.

Penetrating Concrete Stains

QUIKRETE® Penetrating Concrete Stains have an opaque appearance providing deep, rich color highlighted by the natural variations in the concrete or masonry surface. It’s also a water based, UV resistant formula with a matte finish, low odor, and low VOC.

No matter which QUIKRETE® stain you choose, be sure to first pressure wash the concrete surface to remove contaminants, dirt, dust, grease, or oil. And to enrich the color and protect your new surface from stains, be sure to seal with QUIKRETE® high-gloss or natural look sealers to maintain the beauty of your new concrete and masonry décor for years to come.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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