Can Wood Stain be Used on Concrete?

Stained concrete floors are beautiful! But many DIY’ers, including myself, have wondered can wood stain be used on concrete?

Here’s what I discovered:

Wood stain can be used to stain concrete. However, wood stain will be like painting the concrete where it just sticks to the surface (which over time can scrape off). Acid stain, by comparison, leeches into the concrete and becomes part of the concrete.

But there’s a lot more to know about concrete staining and how wood stain works on it.

Originally used mostly in stores, stained concrete floors came into fashion for homes in the late 1990s. We love the look of the swirled colors, the durability, and the ease of keeping them clean.


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