Swimming Pool and Patio Slab Sealing

Acid Washing Pool Decks & Patios

Concrete Staining Colors and Dyes

Concrete dyes and stains are one of the best ways to add color to any existing concrete surface; it greatly improves the overall look.  Coloring concrete also increases the property value of areas such as, driveways, pool decks, parking areas, large commercial Swimming Pool Deck Stainingcourtyards and interior retail spaces. Concrete can be stained with any blend of colors in order to achieve a decorative sealed concrete finish that will last for years to come. Pool decking areas are a perfect location for decorative stained concrete; not only will the old concrete be restored to a colorful surface, but it will also make your outdoor living space complete. Stained concrete compliments any exterior landscaping and blends naturally with the surrounding areas of your home or business.

There are two main types of concrete dyes; solvent, and water-based dyes. Solvent-based dyes are available in several different colors, they are not limited to just earth tones like acid stains. Solvent dyes are more vibrant and bright. Water-based dyes are pastels and are softer in tone. Dyes penetrate concrete with a translucent appearance. They will not cover the concrete surface like common paint or overlays. Concrete dyes can be used to create a custom logo on the concrete surface making your home or business stand out from the rest.

Acid Staining Exterior Concrete

Acid staining is considered to be the old school method of adding color to concrete. Acid stains are a blend of water, acid, and other metallic salts that react with the lime in the concrete. Colors are very translucent earth tones of green, brown, and blue. Some acid stains have strong reddish tints like cherry or mahogany. Application of concrete acid stains produces a unique result for every floor. The finished results of acid stains are mottled and inconsistent. Acid stains tend to be more random in color variations and work well for the client or designer looking for a stained concrete floor. When acid stains are placed on the concrete driveway, pool deck, or retail space, the acid will settle in low spots creating a darkness leading to a faux blend of color.


We specialize in decorative epoxy coatings on concrete surfaces in the Atlanta GA area.

Driveway Resurfacing Project

Concrete By Design works to solve issues with concrete for both the residential and commercial market.  Several years ago, we received a call from a homeowner in Peachtree City, Georgia regarding her driveway.  She explained her situation as such:  her driveway was previously painted by an artist and looked beautiful initially but it was aging […]

Atlanta Hartsfield Airport Entryway Project

In 2013 Concrete By Design was approached to aid in the process of beautifying the entryways of the Atlanta Airport.  Because the airport sees an average of 260,000 people per day, the amount of foot traffic at each entrance is significant and the wear and tear on the concrete is a direct result.  The concrete […]

A Reading Garden For Wesleyan School

In late 2013, Concrete by Design had the opportunity to bid on a project for New South Construction of Atlanta, GA overseeing new construction for the Wesleyan School, a private Christian K-12 school located in Norcross, Georgia.  New South focuses on bringing together clients, such as Delta, Coca-Cola, several Universities and many other varied companies […]