H&C® California Concrete Stain Solid Color

H&C California Concrete Stain is a water-based, solid color, acrylic concrete stain that will provide superior protection and beauty to both exterior and interior concrete. It can be applied to bare concrete or previously painted surfaces and is highly resistant to pool and many other household chemicals. This product is not designed for vehicle traffic. 

Where to Use

  • Pool Decks
  • Patios and Walkways
  • Athletic Courts
  • Block & Stucco Walls
  • Basement Floors

Key Advantages

H&C California Concrete Stain protects and beautifies concrete and masonry surfaces.  It wil not peel, flake or fade. Clean up with just soap and water!

Product Data Sheet

  1. Product Supplies

    • Stiff broom 
    • Nylon/polyester brush 
    • Soft woven roller cover, 3/8" - 1/2" nap 
    • Roller frame 
    • Paint tray/liner 
    • Airless Sprayer 
      Pressure: 1500 psi
      Tip: .013" - .017"  
      Conventional Sprayer 
      Air Pressure: 30 - 50 psi
      Fluid Pressure: 15 - 20 psi
      Cap/Tip: 704/FX or equivalent
      High-Volume Low Pressure Sprayer Cap/Needle: Titan #3 or equivalent
  2. Product Preparation

    Bare Concrete: Newly poured concrete must be cured a minimum of 28 days. All concrete must be clean, dry and free of grease, oil, etc. To spot clean, use H&C Cleaner Degreaser following label directions. If mold, mildew or fungus is present, kill and remove with a solution of one-cup household bleach to one gallon of water. Wear protective eyewear, waterproof gloves, and protective clothing. Quickly wash off any of the mixture that comes into contact with your skin. DO NOT ADD DETERGENTS OR AMMONIA TO THE BLEACH AND WATER SOLUTION. All horizontal concrete MUST be etched, with H&C Etching Solution or muriatic acid, following label directions. Surface should have the feel of 120-grit sandpaper, if not then a second etching is required. Allow 24 hours dry time before staining. Cured concrete should have a pH level between 6 and 10. Asphalt:* Asphalt surfaces MUST be free of grease, oil, dirt, wax, etc. Scrub with H&C Cleaner Degreaser, following label directions. DO NOT ACID ETCH ASPHALT.


    Previously Painted: All old, peeling, flaking paint must be removed. Areas with firm adhesion must be clean and free of dirt, oil, grease, etc. Clean with H&C Cleaner Degreaser, following label directions. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Remaining paint should be rough sanded in a circular motion to ensure adhesion of H&C California Concrete Stain. Rinse away sanding dust. DO NOT ETCH PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES.

  3. Product Application

    ***Please refer to the Product Data Page for full Product Application information.
    H&C California Concrete Stain should be applied on dry to slightly damp surfaces. Air and surface temperature must be between 50° and 90°F. If temperatures exceed 90°F dampen the surface with a fine spray of water to reduce the surface temperature. Stir product thoroughly before and during application. A minimum of two coats is required. Apply with brush, roller or airless spray. When using more than one container, intermix all containers together to ensure color uniformity.


    Bare Concrete: Prior to applying your first coat, dry-sweep the concrete with a stiff broom.
    Apply first coat evenly, working in one direction. Allow to dry at least 4 hours before applying second coat.  Apply second coat crosswise to the first coat. Two coats of H&C California Concrete Stain are usually sufficient. However, extremely porous surfaces may require a third coat for a uniform appearance. If more than two coats are applied on a horizontal surface, consider using H&C SharkGrip Slip-Resistant Additive. Allow 4 hours dry time between coats.


    Dry to the touch: 1 hour
    Recoat time: 4 hours
    Light traffic: 24 hours
    Heavy traffic: 48 hours