staining concrete PILLARS with wood stain


Old 07-22-10, 09:19 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
staining concrete PILLARS with wood stain

I have a new deck that is supported by 3 concrete pillars.

Each of the pillars is 10" in diameter and about 18" of the pillar is above ground and visible.

I've stained the redwood deck with Messmers and it looks great. The boss (wife) helped with the deck staining and got a couple large drops on the concrete pillars and it looks good.

So I'm thinking of using the deck stain on the pillars. It looks like it will give them a nice, light, somewhat uneven color. Very similar to what it does on wood.

Note: I am NOT going to put on acid based concrete stain. That is way more trouble then I am prepared to go through in this stage of the project.

Any comments?

Sponsored Links
Old 07-22-10, 09:29 AM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,119
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
Well...based on an accident I had at my old will probably do exactly what you expect. You'll probably need to redo the deck more often than the supports anyway.

I'm sure the spill stain on the sidewalk at my old place is still
Old 07-22-10, 10:31 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,192
Received 132 Votes on 118 Posts
IMO it would be better to use paint or a solid body stain but.... what you propose is doable. The main thing will be applying the stain evenly. The concrete will likely really suck up the stain although it shouldn't be too difficult to control with such a small area.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Ask a Question
Question Title: