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Z Aqua-Tint (Dye)

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3.00 LBS
$5.00 (Fixed shipping cost)
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Product Description

Concrete Countertop Dye

1qt. (946ml) per bottle. Will cover approximately 75 - 100 sq. ft.


Z Aqua-Tint is a water soluble concrete dye formulated for use on concrete counter tops. It can be applied to polished, troweled or textured concrete. Z Aqua-Tint will duplicate the performance of solvent based dyes while eliminating the dangers of flammable solvents. When cured, Z Aqua-Tint exhibits the same long lasting beauty as traditional dyes. Z Aqua-Tint comes in a variety of colors that can be mixed to create nearly any desired tone. 100% countertop safe. 

Aqua-Tint vs Aqua-Stain UV

Z Aqua-Tint dyes are fine pigments that are many, many times smaller than what is contained in stains.  These pigments actually go into a solution with dyes rather than a suspension as with stains. This makes Aqua-Tint the ideal solutions for a very tight finished countertop that has a burnished steel trowel or highly polished (past 400 grit) surface. The nature of dyes allows them to penetrate into the concrete almost regardless of the “openness” of the surface.  A rough analogy is the stains are a form of paint, and dyes are more like an ink.

Concrete dye particles do not exhibit good light fastness.  In other words, they tend to fade in sunlight.  That makes Z Aqua-Tint dyes a poor choice for outdoor concrete that is in direct sunlight. For outdoor applications, it is safer to use Z Aqua-Stain UV



Specialty Color Schemes

Color Chart 

WARNING:  Colors may vary depending on concrete mixture initial color and the porosity of the concrete. ALWAYS test on a sample piece or in an inconspicuous area to verify color before coating entire top. Samples were created with Z Counter-Pack mix and standard concrete mix sanded to 400 grit before applying Z Aqua-Tint. Two coats of Z SiAcryl 14 were then applied.















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    Posted by on 12th Nov 2015

    I found the stain difficult to use in achieving desired results. Because the instructions warn against applying too much and/or allowing to puddles to form, only very thin layer(s) can be applied. As a result I was unable to achieve the veined look.
    Wiping down with a damp cloth after 30 minutes only served to further mute the effect I was trying to achieve.
    I also feel the product is grossly overpriced at $40/Qt. Realistically it should be under $10.

  2. Z Aquatint did the job for me... 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Nov 2015

    I used Z Aquatint for my new outdoor kitchen concrete countertop. The Cola color was just the right match to the final result I was looking for. Dario in customer service was a great help with questions and special assistance. My results were best using a 2 1/2" brush and my own creativity for striations and light to dark tones. My family will enjoy this counter for years to come. Thanks Z Aquatint!
    Kevin in Arkansas

  3. not color expected 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Sep 2015

    Ordered color Earth. Not sure if it was because we did not use your cement product or what but was expecting a grayish blue and it is dark burgundy. Totally not what we expected. Thank god its not our kitchen counter and it is just an outdoor cook station. I had also ordered Ebony to add some depth to the Earth color, but it was so dark by itself I didn't use it with it. Thinking of redoing it all with just the ebony to cover up the burgundy, but haven't decided yet.

  4. In Love with Stain 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jun 2015

    I did not know what to expect being that I have never used concrete stain...but it was easy to use, easy to clean-up, and the one thing that shocked me was there was no fumes or smell. I have recommended this to all my local crafty folks, and I would suggest that everyone use it. I used Cola,Garden and Wheat and it is just amazingly beautiful.

  5. Easy to use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jun 2015

    Stain is very easy to use and dilute if desired. Used 2 different tints to achieve the look we wanted. Clean up was easy.

  6. Great stuff 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2015

    Had the ebony. Rubbed it in with a rag and then sprayed it in and the daubed it off with a rag. Gave it an awesome look. I recommend it.

  7. Beautiful! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2015

    I am so impressed with the stain and sealer. Wow. My concrete counter looks stunning! And thank goodness, because I really took a chance.
    We've been living with one granite counter and my other large counter top was raw concrete. It was a rough kind of shabby chic, but I knew at least for sanitary purposes I should seal it someday. I had no idea how it could be done, I never seen Z-Aqua Tint or Sealer info.
    I had tried using a minimal coat of grout, then adding a sealer. But that has been the extent of my experimentation.

    Through more research, I found this video and ordered. The products came right away. After reading many reviews, tips and directions, I went for it. I got the Ebony, which I diluted. I was not surprised at results at first, looking slightly blue ish after the first coat. I made sure to use the tint a second time. Then I sealed the counter, with just one good coat. The result turned out absolutely gorgeous, beyond belief. People tell me the counter is even more beautiful than my back granite counters.

    I agree with everyone's compliments. And I'm so proud of myself to try this. Many thanks to this company for the good video and work of selling this product!

  8. nice 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2015

    I used the earth color and it looked very green a first. After 3 coats it looked great. It did have some dark spots from the overlapping of coat but when I put the sealer on they went away.

  9. Stain 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Mar 2015

    Worked like a charm and blending shades made for a picture perfect project. Easy and clean work.

  10. Z Aqua Tint, Cola Application and testing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Feb 2015

    I went with the Cola stain to get the leather type look, I had a couple trial and errors but that was due to lack of knowledge of ever staining concrete. I had the guys I contracted apply the stain at first ( tell your wife if she isn't clear on how it's suppose to look then they are just guessing, lol). So here's what I've learned with using this product that may be helpful to others. If your concrete is smooth and your looking for that dispersed cola color look then apply with a brush and wipe the hard edges as you go, I found that if you take the brush and work in the color but don't let the stain sit in a dark puddle to long, just spread it out and wipe with a saturated stain cloth, when you dip the brush then start it a couple inches away from where you stopped to dip and work it back to the color and and away in every direction from where you first touched the brush down. I recommend you do the first coat and wait at least 24 hours and do the second or third coat, this prevents you from chasing the color or hard edges because it dries more uniform than you think. This was a pretty easy product to work with and do test an off center section to get a feel, I don't recommend rolling because you will see the dark overlapping lines (Unless that's what you're going for). DON'T put epoxy on until you let it dry completely and are satisfied with the way it looks when you lightly wet it down ( the epoxy will bring out a nice shine and it's tough as nails!) If all else fails it's concrete, use a diluted acid wash and it takes the color down to where you can start over or throw a coat of Micro topping or Wunderfix (that's how it's spelled) and start over. Hope this insightful, sorry if I lost ya!

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