An Artful Approach


The elegance of concrete staining and cement staining is undeniably captivating.

These methods go beyond mere surface treatments, intertwining functionality with artistry. They have the power to metamorphose dull, lifeless slabs into vibrant, expressive canvases that not only serve a purpose but also narrate a story. Armor Coatings Inc., with its rich experience and unparalleled expertise, is at the forefront of these transformative techniques. Our methods meticulously combine science and design, ensuring lasting results. By embracing both indoor and outdoor staining techniques, we cater to a broad spectrum of needs, each with its unique challenges and rewards. The potential of these techniques to revolutionize spaces, from homes to commercial establishments, is endless and continues to inspire innovation.

Introduction to Concrete Staining

Concrete staining and cement staining are specialized processes wherein a stain—acid-based or water-based—is applied to a concrete or cement surface. This method not only changes the color but adds rich, deep tones, producing artistic finishes. Depending on the chosen stain, you can mimic polished marble, tanned leather, natural stone, or even wood.

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Distinguishing Indoor Concrete Stain from Outdoor Concrete Stain

  • Indoor Concrete Stain: Designed for interior spaces, this type of stain often focuses on creating sophisticated, seamless looks suitable for homes or commercial spaces. It may also come with added protection against indoor wear and tear.
  • Outdoor Concrete Stain: Tailored for external surfaces, these stains are typically more robust, ensuring longevity against external elements. They can withstand fluctuating temperatures, rain, and UV rays, maintaining their vibrancy over time.

Acid-Based vs. Water-Based Stains

  • Acid-Based Stains: These stains react chemically with the concrete’s calcium hydroxide. The outcome is a marbled, variegated look, making each application unique. They are long-lasting and can produce a range of earthy tones.
  • Water-Based Stains: Offering a broader spectrum of hues, water-based stains don’t rely on a chemical reaction. They penetrate the concrete’s pores and grant a more consistent and uniform coloration.

Benefits of Concrete Staining

  • Durability: Once the stain penetrates the surface, it won’t fade, chip, or peel, ensuring a long-lasting finish.
  • Aesthetics: Concrete staining elevates the look of any space, providing a luxurious and sophisticated feel.
  • Low Maintenance: Stained concrete surfaces are easy to clean and maintain, requiring minimal upkeep.
  • Cost-Effective: Compared to other flooring options, concrete staining is both economical and durable.

Application and Maintenance

While the application process might seem straightforward, it demands expertise for the best results. The concrete is first cleaned and prepped, followed by the stain application. After adequate drying time, the surface is sealed to lock in the color and ensure longevity.

For maintenance, regular sweeping and occasional wet mopping with a pH-neutral cleaner will keep your stained concrete looking pristine for years.

Get Started Today

Concrete and cement staining, with their transformative power, are growing in demand. Whether it’s an indoor concrete stain to beautify a living space or an outdoor concrete stain to revamp a patio, Armor Coatings can turn any vision into reality.

Turn your space into a visual delight. Begin your concrete staining journey with Armor Coatings today!


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We have been in the industry for 39 years; providing beautiful custom concrete overlays, decorative concrete staining and waterproofing for interiors and exteriors of homes and businesses.

Armor Coatings is run by true artists and we take the time to customize our products to suit our customer’s needs. From epoxy flooring to concrete artistry, Armor Coatings can transform any concrete pool deck, walkway, garage, or floor into something truly beautiful.

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