The Concrete Backsplash is Saved!

I don’t mean to brag but I am a color specialist. If you remember, or if you don’t read about it here , the other day color was sanded off the concrete backsplash and I had a major meltdown (my favorite phrase from Julie and Julia). Today everything was made right again. I had some of the base portion of the Soycrete concrete stain left over from the shower so I bought three different colors in the pigment, Desert Sand, Adobe and Terracotta. I mixed three different colors up and tested them outside on some scrap concrete and went to work. I love Soycrete! It is so easy to work with. You just rub it onto the surface and voila, concrete is stained!


Flawless, no? You would never know color had been sanded off the backsplash, right? I think it actually looks better than it originally did. The colors are more vibrant.

The epoxy sealer has already arrived so this weekend will be round 2 of sealing the concrete countertops. I know everything will be fine. I can feel it.


About designnsuch

I am a just turned thirty, diy maven in the midst of a major home renovation.
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9 Responses to The Concrete Backsplash is Saved!

  1. Scott says:

    I love Soycrete too. And I just got done using the epoxy sealer from the same company (EcoProcote.) Actually, it’s a two part epoxy primer and then a separate top coat. And it’s super easy to use — none of the problems with working time that you described. You might want to try that. It’s called Eco-Tuff.

  2. designnsuch says:

    I already ordered all of the sealer so it’s too late. I’ll keep it in mind if I ever want to re-seal. What’s the finish like? Is it glossy or more matte?

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  4. hpangas says:

    Love the color. Did you use the pigments in equal part or did you put more of one?

    • designnsuch says:

      Thanks! I just adjusted the color by eye. The soycrete is easy to work with because if you put too much color you can just wipe it off before it dries. And of course you can always add more.

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