Does Concrete Stain Fade?

One good question to ask right before deciding to have your floor concrete stained is this: does concrete stain fade? While many are raving about the advantages of concrete stains, one thing seems to be overlooked---its durability. So, really, does concrete stain fade? The answer is yes it can. Most people like concrete stains because they yield unique, vibrant colors and results.

There are two types of concrete stains---the acid and water-based stains. The acid stains are generally the longest lasting compared to the water-based ones since acid stain is organic natural oxidizers and rust elements, and it penetrates to the concrete’s particles. However, acid stains also have limitations and need ot go on concrete that will accept them.  In general, concrete stains---be it acid or water-based---do not last for ever, nor do most materials.  As we would like them to.  You should periodically re-apply coats of sealer so as to protect its surface. There are a lot of reasons why concrete stains do not last forever. These include sunlight, dirt, humidity, and other environmental elements that cause colors to fade or dull at a certain period of time. Wear and tear is also a big factor.

Many quality Sundek concrete stains can last for decades, depending on the location of the concrete and the amount of its exposure to harmful elements and wear and tear.  You can schedule resealing sessions after every 2-3 years to help.