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Aqua Mix® Aqua Stain

A concentrated translucent stain designed to change the color and enhance the natural texture of porous adobe clay tile. Aqua Stain for Saltillo is available in four designer colors: Adobe Red, Piso Blanco, Spanish Oak and Terra Cotta. May also be used as a pre-grout coating to protect porous adobe tile from grout staining when used a minimum of 2 hours before grouting. Allows moisture vapor transmission.

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Key Features

  • Changes the color of clay tile
  • Provides a translucent to opaque effect
  • Simplifies maintenance


Environmental Consideration

Complies with all Federal EPA and SCAQMD standards for VOC

Suitable Tile Types

  • Saltillo and other high porosity Adobe clay tile
  • Effective for interior and exterior applications

Health Precautions

MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. MAY IRRITATE EYES AND SKIN. Wear skin and eye protection. Contains urea monohydrochloride. If in eyes, flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If on skin, wash with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting, seek medical attention.

Limitations to the Product

Previously applied sealers must be removed as Aqua Stain must penetrate into porous tile. Aqua Mix® Sealer & Coating Remover is recommended to remove existing sealers.

Application of Product

USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.

Read entire label before using. SHAKE WELL before using. TEST A SMALL AREA according to application instructions, with a 24-hour cure time to determine desired results. Allow new installations to cure 24 hours before applying Aqua Stain for Saltillo. Surface must be clean and free of existing sealers or coatings. Aqua Stain may be used undiluted if a darker stain is desired or diluted with up to 8 parts water for lighter, more translucent stain. Pre-dampen tiles with water. Select a small, manageable area of 4 to 6 ft (.35 M to .55 M) and apply Aqua Stain for Saltillo with a dense sponge or lint-free cotton towel from a shallow dish. For best results, apply to individual tiles by hand. Rub into the tile in a circular motion using as much or as little stain as needed to achieve the desired appearance from the test area. If too much stain is applied or streaking occurs, immediately rework the area with a clean, damp sponge or towel and simply rub out the area using small amounts of water. For both interior and exterior applications, use Aqua Mix® Seal & Finish Low Sheen to seal, protect the color, and provide a durable low-sheen finish. If used on an interior application, and a high-sheen finish is desired, apply Aqua Mix® Floor Shine & Hardener over the Seal & Finish Low Sheen.

Clean applicator tools with water after each use.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools with water and soap before material dries.

Handling & Storage

  • Close container tightly after each use
  • Store in original container only
  • Store in and use in temperatures between 45° F to 85° F (7° C to 29° C)
  • Store in areas inaccessible to small children
  • Do not reuse empty container, wrap and discard in trash or recycle
  • Product is freeze-thaw stable

Product Maintenance

Do not use cleaners containing amonia acids or bleach; use appropriate TileLab or Aqua Mix cleaners.

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc.

Coverage Chart

Coverage may vary depending on type of tile, porosity and texture of surface, method of application and dilution ratio.

SIZE Min Coverage Max Coverage
1 Pint (473 mL) 50 ft² (4.6 M²) 400 ft² (37 M²)

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