Water Based Stains are similar to acid based stains in the sense that one can still achieve a translucent look like acid; some stains are able to achieve an opaque color and/or a translucent effect. The main difference is that acid stains react to the concrete and change the physical make up of the concrete material, whereas water based stains are more of a "coating" that bonds with the concrete. There are many variations of water based stains that have come into the decorative concrete industry that perform in a number of different ways. Some are polymer based, acrylic and epoxy.
Water-based concrete stains are solutions mixed at home and applied to concrete to change its color or tone. Homeowners may choose to stain their concrete to reinvigorate their home's look and feel, or to help their driveway and walking paths match the overall color scheme of their house or landscape.
Smith Color Floor: is water submersible, alkali, weather and UV light resistant.
Solid Color Stain: is an opaque water-based, premium quality concrete color stain used to restore previously colored surfaces or to , tired-looking concrete by completely covering discolorations or stains.
Translucent Color Enhancer: is a premium grade and semi-transparent (non-solid) concrete color stain designed to be used over the Solid Color Stain in a contrasting color.
APF Color Fuse: is a proprietary blend of specialized water soluble polymers and liquid dyes designed for staining both conventional and polymer modified concrete.
Pro-Stain: is a water-based, high quality stain made for use with existing unsealed interior or exterior concrete surfaces. It penetrates the surface of concrete and forms a breathable finish that can be sealed when dry.