Concrete statues are resilient to weather conditions while providing the finishing touches to make any garden or outdoor area. Staining a concrete statuary will help preserve it from the harsh elements while helping it blend in with the nature surrounding it.
Things You'll Need
- Trisodium Phosphate
- Concrete stain prep
- Acid stain
- Concrete sealer
Prep the concrete. Remove all waxes, glues or other contaminants from the concrete. Scrub it clean with water and detergent to remove grease and oils. Trisodium Phosphate is recommended. Allow to dry.
Apply a concrete stain prep, letting it soak for up to 10 minutes. Do not allow this to dry. Add more as needed.
Remove stain prep by scrubbing and rinsing thoroughly with clean water.
Apply your selected concrete stain. If you are diluting it, be sure to use exact measurements to maintain a constant color. You can apply the stain with a brush or sprayer depending on the size of the statuary. Allow to dry completely.
Apply a sealer generously to protect the stain and maintain color integrity. Apply three coats for maximum protection, letting the sealer dry between coats to keep it from getting sticky. Allow 2 days to dry.