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Viewing Note: Please be aware that graphics in the videos are representational of the color effect that can be achieved by using staining products.


Spotlight Video

This video spotlights uDoIt Coatings' Decorative Concrete Stain System products for interior and exterior concrete. Staining can be a less expensive option than carpet and is easy to do. Written application instructions are also provided.

The steps covered include: concrete surface preparation, patching, staining, sealing with either uDoIt Coatings’ Clear Acrylic Sealer or the Clear Poly Glaze (with a Clear Acrylic Sealer primer coat), and waxing interior floors. uDoIt Coatings' industrial-quality, homeowner-friendly stain system products can be purchased on the products page.


Summary Video

This video describes the basics of staining concrete. Application instructions cover uDoIt Coatings’ industrial-quality, easy-to-use products.

Topics include:

  • Written instructions for interiors and exteriors/garages.
  • Removing grease, oil, and stains with uDoIt Coatings' Degreaser & Stain Treatment.
  • Addressing concrete that has carpet, tile, sealers, or adhesives.
  • Surface preparation with uDoIt Coatings' Eco Prep & Clean which cleans and etches concrete.
  • Patching crack and pits in the concrete, if desired, with uDoIt Coatings' Patch Kit.
  • Applying uDoIt Coatings' Decorative Concrete Stains to concrete in either a uniform or mottled effect.
  • Sealing with uDoIt Coatings' Clear Acrylic Sealer or the Clear Poly Glaze (with a Clear Acrylic Sealer primer coat). Clear Poly Glaze is a polyurethane sealer. Add grip to increase slip-resistance on your floor.
  • Applying uDoIt Coatings' Protective Wax to your finished interior stained concrete project.

Sealer Options

This video describes both stained concrete sealers in detail – uDoIt Coatings’ Clear Acrylic Sealer and Clear Poly Glaze (a polyurethane) – to help you decide to seal with Clear Acrylic Sealer alone or the Clear Poly Glaze (with a Clear Acrylic Sealer primer coat).

Topics include:

  • Industrial quality sealers that are UV stable.
  • The gloss (sheen) and durability to be expected from each sealer.
  • Which sealer is best for driveways or around pools or near other water sources.
  • The cost difference and differences in the ease of application.
  • Important safety warnings and instructions to be followed.
  • The longevity of each sealer and expected resealing window.
  • Using grip to make surfaces less slippery.

Purchase Considerations

This video covers what you need to know before purchasing products to stain your interior or exterior concrete floors.

Topics include:

  • The condition of the concrete to be stained.
  • Effects of cold and humidity on the application process.
  • Determining if your concrete has previously been sealed.
  • Tight concrete.
  • Next steps depending upon if a water-based, polyurethane, or epoxy product was used.
  • Options such as stripping products, grinders, or hiring a local contractor.
  • How the time of year and weather should be considered for application, transport of water-based products, and cure times.
  • Timing when the sealers should be applied to the stained concrete.
  • How long the sealers need to cure – depending upon the sealer and if the project is an interior, exterior, or driveway.
  • Timing of applying uDoIt Coatings’ Protective Wax on your interior project and when to place furniture.

Removing Carpet

This video presents the steps involved in removing carpet to stain the concrete underneath.

Topics include:

  • Proper clothing and safety apparel.
  • Removing old carpet, carpet pad, tack strips, baseboards (if desired) and carpet glue.
  • Suggested stain application techniques to best camouflage any remaining carpet glue marks or old paint as concrete stain is translucent.

Surface Preparation

This video covers surface preparation for your interior or exterior stained concrete project.

Topics include:

  • Importance surface preparation plays in the success of the project.
  • What clothing and shoes to wear, as well as safety apparel.
  • Ensuring ventilation is good.
  • Masking with paper, plastic and tape and cleaning prep.
  • Effective tools such as stiff bristle broom and brushes, spray bottles, gallon sprayers, spray mist nozzles for hoses, wet/dry vacuums and pressure washers.
  • Protection of landscaping.
  • Addressing tar, grease spots, mastic, or other stains with uDoIt Coatings’ Degreaser & Stain Treatment and how to clean and etch the concrete with uDoIt Coatings' Eco Prep & Clean.
  • How to determine if the concrete is ready for stain.

Patching

This video covers the optional step of patching prior to staining concrete.

Topics include:

  • Using DoIt Coatings’ Patch Kit to fill tack strip holes, cracks, pits or other imperfections.
  • The benefits of using a cementitious patching material and that it is not intended to fill joints.
  • Checking weather forecast when scheduling your application.
  • Properly mixing the Patch Kit’s liquid polymer and cementitious powder and its application.
  • Effective tools such as a stir stick, putty knife or trowel.
  • Determining when the patch is dry and ready to be scraped flat and when it is ready for concrete stain.

Uniform Stain Application

This video covers a uniform concrete stain application.

Topics include:

  • Completed surface preparation and masking.
  • Suggested tools for best uniform application and edge work.
  • Prepping the concrete prior to application in order for stain to push deeply into the pores of the concrete.
  • How to apply the stain and navigate the project area.
  • Cleaning away any unwanted spots of stain.
  • Effective tools such as a stain application brush, brush, bucket, grout sponge, spray bottle of water, and clean rags.
  • The ideal scenario for timely completion of the project.
  • Feathering stain edges with water, if needed.
  • Application procedure for the second or later coats.

Mottled Stain Application

This video covers using uDoIt Coatings' Decorative Concrete Stain to perform a mottled stain application.

This stain technique will create random light and dark areas, and can simulate an acid-stain application, without all the problems associated with acid stains.

Topics include:

  • Completed surface preparation and masking.
  • The benefits of a mottled effect such as simulating an acid stain look or camouflaging carpet glue marks.
  • Suggested ratio of a light prominent stain color and darker accents stain colors to achieve a mottled look.
  • Prepping the concrete prior to application so stain pushes deeply into the pores of the concrete.
  • Cleaning away any unwanted spots of stain with uDoIt Coatings' Degreaser & Stain Treatment.
  • Effective tools such as a gallon sprayer, spray bottle, grout sponge, cleaning rag, brush, and stain application brush for the first coat.
  • Dry times depending on weather.
  • The ideal scenario for timely completion of the project.
  • Feathering and bleeding techniques for stain edges.
  • Building up layers of translucent stain remembering the stain result can be made darker in color but it is nearly impossible to make it lighter.
  • Application procedure for second and/or later coats.

uDoIt Coatings’ Clear Acrylic Sealer

This video covers applying the uDoIt Coatings' Clear Acrylic Sealer to your decorative concrete project.

The Clear Acrylic Sealer alone is not suggested for garages or driveways because the addition of the Clear Poly Glaze  is more durable and a better choice for vehicular traffic.

Topics include:

  • When you can seal after staining and possible painting is complete.
  • Checking the weather forecast when scheduling your project.
  • Prepping the surface before beginning the sealing process.
  • Coverage rate of the Clear Acrylic Sealer.
  • How to apply the sealer and navigate the project area.
  • Effective tools such as a wet/dry vacuum, leaf blower, roller frame, roller cover, and brush.
  • Keeping a wet edge on the edges of the project as you roll on sealer.
  • Dry times.
  • Second coat window and surface preparation procedure.
  • Adding grip to the second coat to make the finished floor less slippery.
  • Cure times.

How-To Video: Decorative Concrete Stain System – uDoIt Coatings’ Clear Poly Glaze

This video covers sealing with uDoIt Coatings’ Clear Poly Glaze, which is a polyurethane. Our system uses the Clear Acrylic Sealer as a primer to the Clear Poly Glaze.

The addition of the Clear Poly Glaze is a better choice for driveway and garage projects and is packaged in a two-part kit.

Topics include:

  • Gloss and durability of the Clear Poly Glaze.
  • Important warnings to understand, instructions to follow, and safety procedures and safety apparel needed during application.
  • Timing of when to apply this sealer after staining is complete.
  • Importance of prepping the surface before beginning the sealing process.
  • Effective tools such as a wet/dry vacuum, leaf blower, brush, safety glasses, disposable gloves, mixing drill with paddle attachment, measuring pails, bucket, roller frame, and low shed roller covers with plastic cores.
  • Setting up the mixing station.
  • Determining the amount of sealer needed for the first coat and detailed instructions for mixing the two-part kit.
  • Temperature requirements.
  • De-shedding the roller cover.
  • Keeping a wet edge during application and using a brush for edges and joints while rolling.
  • Timing of the sealer application for the second coat.
  • Adding grip to the second coat so the finished floor is less slippery.
  • Disposal of material.
  • Cure times and barricading project area.
  • When to install new baseboards, if necessary.
  • When interiors can have furniture placed on them and when driveways are ready for vehicular traffic.

uDoIt Coatings’ Protective Wax for Interiors

This video covers applying uDoIt Coatings' Protective Wax to your finished decorative concrete stained floor, which is only used on interior floors.


Maintenance

This video covers using uDoIt Coatings’ Maintain Clean, which is a neutral cleanser, to maintain your stained concrete.

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