Concrete dye is quickly becoming a leader in concrete products. Concrete dyes can be used to simply change the color of concrete from grey to a designer shade, or it can be used to create a work of art. Most concrete dyes are water soluble, they are safe to use, easy to clean up and quick to dry.
Essentially, concrete dyes are translucent, penetrating color solutions. Unlike acid-based stains, they do not react chemically with concrete. Instead, they contain very fine coloring agents that penetrate into the concrete surface.
"Dyes can get the applicator into more vibrant colors such as yellow, blue, and purple to name a few," says Bob Harris, president of The Decorative Concrete Institute and author of Bob Harris Guide to Stained Concrete Interior Floors. The nice thing about working with dyes is that you can mix them at the jobsite to obtain your desired color. Dyes are often used in conjunction with acid stains to produce a variegated look and, in most cases, complement the already stained floor.
CSI Concrete Dyes: is a combination of specialty formulated dye / metal complexes concentrated in a water-based LOW VOC solution that can be diluted in water, alcohol, or acetone.