Staining Concrete Walls

Staining Vertically for Tilt-Up Buildings, Warehouses & More

“Best way to color a new vertical surface.”

Tilt-Up Vertical Concrete Staining Overview

When constructing a new building, warehouse construction, or creating another structure that involves large vertical walls, the best and most affordable approach is tilt-up construction.

What is tilt-up construction? After the foundation of a new building is constructed, a plastic barrier is placed on top. Next, a concrete slab (or “panel”) is formed on top of the foundation and decorative work such as scorelines or stamping is completed. Finally, that panel is lifted (or “tilted”) with a crane to form a wall. The plastic barrier serves to protect the foundation from each new panel.

Stain can be applied either before or after each concrete wall panel is lifted to form the structure.

SUNDEK Wall Staining Products

An acid stain that creates a translucent mottled look by reacting with the minerals and salts in the concrete.
SunAcid Color Chart

Sun H2O
This water-based stain can be layered and combined to create a multitude of colors. It’s one of our most popular stain products for commercial applications.
SunH2O Color Chart

A liquid that’s soluble in either water or acetone. When combined with water it provides more color variation; when combined with acetone it has a darker monotone look.
SunDye Color Chart

Tilt-Up Vertical Staining Video

Features and benefits: With the right decorative applications and stain techniques, SUNDEK installers can create the look of just about any material. Here are some of the materials we can mimic with staining:

  • Brick
  • Metal
  • Natural rock
  • Wood
  • …and more.

Using this technique allows you to get the desired look but with the durability of decorative concrete. Concrete is reliable for its strength and durability, and clients also appreciate that with concrete they don’t have to worry about issues such as rotting, termites, water damage, and more.

What types of structures are constructed using tilt-up staining?

  • Apartments
  • Churches
  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Shopping malls
  • Walls
  • Warehouses
  • …and more.

How it's done: Staining can be completed either before or after the concrete panels have been cast and are ready to be lift vertically.

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