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OCERA Novel Series Stain contain eco-friendly, non hazardous "green" organic salts obtained from natural and botanical (plant) sources which react quickly with the concrete surface just like acid type stains. Novel Stains are metallic salt based formulations which penetrate into cementitious surfaces and chemically react with calcium hydroxide (free lime) forming new durable, insoluble, and permanent chemical compounds with random mottled color hues. Unlike traditional acid stains, which contain hydrochloric (muriatic) and/or phosphoric acids for reaction, Novel Stains are safe to apply and transport with no loss of penetration or reactivity.


  • Achieve beautiful, natural colors that exhibit mottled hues and tone.
  • Exhibit a high degree of reaction equal to traditional acid stains without the same hazards of transport, use and personal protection.
  • Are formulated using “green technology” and qualify for LEED credits.
  • Contain no light sensitive dyes or additives that will fade over time.

APPLICATION: OCERA Novel Stains can be used for decorative concrete including flatwork, stamped and textured concrete, concrete counter tops, concrete masonry units, stucco, mortar, grout, and most any other portland cement based surface. They can be used indoors or outdoors with a few color exceptions

COLORS AND FINISHES: The OCERA Novel Stains are available in 10 standard shades that can be mixed together for additional translucent color tones or effects. It is important to note that the color of Novel Stains as a liquid, or when initially applied, is not representative of the actual color that will develop after it has had time to react with the concrete. Novel Stains will usually appear lighter upon application, but will develop their true darker colors 2-4 hours after initial application.

COVERAGE: Coverage is approximately 250-350 square feet per gallon and is dependent on concrete porosity. Coverage will typically be at the higher range for hard troweled or mechanically finished concrete, and at the lower range if concrete is broom finished, very rough or absorptive, or if application conditions are hot or windy. Novel Stains should normally be used as is, allowing the stain surface to cure for at least 1-2 hours. For slightly lighter shades or cost reduction reasons, the Novel Stains can be cut with water 1 to 1 by volume. For slightly darker hues, apply successive coats as needed. Do not wash off stain in between coats. Rinse with water when the staining process is completed.

AVAILABLE IN: 1 gallon (3.78L),  or 5 gallon containers

Concrete Earth

601 North 5th Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901