Perma-Colours Patina Stain
is a penetrating liquid acidic stain that
reacts with cured cementitious surfaces to produce weather resistant mottled,
variagated and/or translucent colour patterns. This chemical reaction with
the cured concrete produces insoluble colour deposits in the concrete pores,
giving an aged appearance of time worn structures. Patina stained surfaces
are striking in appearance and add to the artistic features of modern
sculptures. Patina stain can be applied to old or new concrete, or if the
surface is unsuitable a Perma-Colour self levelling skim coat can be applied
How is it done?
- Existing concrete surfaces are cleaned to remove contaminants by
mechanical sanding or scrubbing. New skim coated surfaces are merely left to
- Patina stain is applied by spray or sponge - usually a two coat system.
Patterns can be scored or cut into concrete prior to or after staining
depending on the desired affect.
- Once sufficient time has elapsed to allow for the chemical reaction to
take place (2-4 hrs) residues are washed away and the surface allowed to dry.
- A variety of Perma-Colour sealers can then be used to achieve the
protective coating - whether it be matt, semi gloss or high gloss in
- economical, durable, versatile, elegant, easy to maintain
- large cost savings over similar looking traditional flooring systems like
- colour is deposited by chemical reaction under the surface and will not
fade, chip, crack or peel
- the colour pattern produced is unique to each concrete surface and cannot
- patina stain transforms an ordinary concrete slab into a luxurious floor,
resembling marble or glazed stone. Stained and scored, it creates unique and
expensive looking flooring at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods
(see product info for more details)
- Perma-Colour floor cleaners/detergent
- patina stain
- concrete dyes
- sealers: either water based acrylic, solvent based acrylic or urathane