Another way to enhance and prolong the color impact of concrete is with staining. The classic acid stain produces a mottled color-mixture reminiscent of stone. Surecrete’s reformulated acid stain creates such an effect but gives the applier more control over the evenness of results. Surecrete’s Low-VOC Eco-Stain exemplifies the industry’s increasing concern with environmental issues. A water-based stain free from all volatile organic compounds, Eco-Stain is suitable to areas of high water runoff as well as areas where children play. BDC can offer up-to-the-minute guidance on local regulations governing the use of stains and other potentially-volatile construction materials.