Suggestions for Acid Staining Concrete
Finishing off my wine cellar and got the grand idea of staining the concrete floor. Concrete is 6 yrs old and no cracks and dry. I sanded /buffed the floor last night with a black pad and floor buffer to get up the paint and any plaster. Don't own a wet/dry vac so I mopped the floor several times to get the residue up. Got most of it but there is still plenty of residue left behind and its a bit streaky.
Questions: Do I need to get all the residue up or will that just add to the patina of the floor when the acid gets done with it? Should I swirl the mop around one more time so I don't end up with dark and light lines on the floor? A perfect uniform color is not what I want anyway...just varied shades of a "cola" like color. Does anyone have a particular product they'd recommend? What about a sealer as well?