Tikkurila Patio Paving Stain


Tikkurila Patio Paving Stain is a water-borne paving stain for industrially dyed and uncoloured paving stones such as concrete garden stones and slabs. You can easily and quickly renew the look of old paving stones and slabs with Patio Paving Stain, helping to align and deepen the colour of paving stones.

Just 1 or 2 coats are required with use of a brush, roller or knapsack spray to achieve the desired effect.

  • Excellent coverage - 4 to 8m2/l
  • Surface is dry (walkable) after a few hours
  • Not recommended for new garden stones or non-absorbing substrates like wash concrete or natural stone

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Paving stones and slabs are exposed to continuous weathering and they may be subject to severe mechanical stress. Therefore they might also need maintenance treatment almost every year. Reserve enough stain of the same batch for one uniform surface to avoid possible colour differences.

Tikkurila Patio Paving Stain is translucent and therefore unsuitable to change colour of previously industrially dyed paving stone or slab. Stones or slabs of different age might turn out differently in terms of colour. Impurities like motor oil, crystallization of salts or other impurities have an effect on the final colour.



For preparation and application instructions, refer to the product data sheet in the data Sheets tab further above.

Undyed (concrete grey) paving stones and slabs:

Apply 1-2 coats depending on the absorbency of the substrate and desired end result. Should you apply several coats, thinning for the first coat is recommended. Two coats are recommended for best results.

Industrially dyed paving stones and slabs:

Choose a colour as close to the stones as possible. Apply 1-2 coats depending on the absorbency of the substrate and desired end result. Normally one coat is sufficient.


Handle the treated surface with care, as the product achieves its final hardness and durability in approx. 4 weeks in normal conditions.

At the earliest after 1 month from the treatment a dirty surface can be cleaned with Tikkurila Huoltopesu Maintenance Cleaner (1 part of Huoltopesu to 10 parts of water). Rinse the surfaces and allow to dry.

Surfaces treated with Patio Paving Stain can be recoated with Patio Paving Stain.

Product Details

Data sheet

Interior / Exterior Use
Exterior use
Water / Solvent Based
Application Method
Brush, Roller, Spray
4-8 m²/l applied once on concrete stone or slab (depending on the absorbency of the substrate)
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Drying time
A few hours, depending on porosity and amount used
Base Type
Base Type
Exterior / Interior Use
Exterior Use
Suitable For Use On
Application Method
Application Method
Application Method
Product Type
Floor Coating
Product Range
Patio Paving Stain
Colour Family
Colour Family
Colour Family
Colour Family
Colour Family

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questions Philippa Montgomery  on 2023-09-07 01:26:42

You state that it is not recommended for use on new concrete pavers. What would happen if we tried to stain some new grey pavers black?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

This product relies on a level of porosity of the substrate to penetrate. 

With new paving stones the product may not be able to be absorbed.

If you wish to try it we would recommend to test on a small area prior to full application.

questions Dan  on 2023-05-05 18:23:53

Would this work on driveway block paving if I wanted to go from a new dark grey to a grey or light grey? I have part replaced a 16m2 section which is now a lot darker than the original driveway.

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Assuming the block paving is porous this could be used. 

It is works on the principle of the stain being absorbed into the surface.

The degree of absorption will depend on the surface to which it is applied and the quality of the surface, its condition, any previous treatments and its porosity.

 This in turn will influence how well the product will perform long-term and its ability to withstand trafficking and other demands.

If the stain is left on the surface for example, then it will be more likely to be removed by trafficking or general wear, or cleaning or exposure to general weather.

questions Donna gribble  on 2023-05-04 17:00:36

Hi Can you use this on block paving and do you seal it

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Assuming the block paving is concrete and porous, yes it can be used. 

It is not designed to be sealed.

questions Jade on 2023-04-22 10:37:59

Is this a watery wash, or does it leave a plastic-y coating on slabs? I'm looking for something that literally sinks in and doesnt leave a shiny coating on the top. I tried a Resin Coat paint sample, but that was a solid paint finish, looked cheap. Thanks

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

This product is a penetrative stain not a coating like a paint. 

questions Phil on 2022-08-07 09:17:11

After slabs have been stained can you apply a patio sealer over the stained slabs? (Such as Sika patio seal)

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

This product is normally left as the finish, application of another product over the top is not recommended.

questions Peter L-W on 2022-08-06 14:15:12

Would this product be suitable for faded black limestone slabs

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

Unforuntately no, this is formulated for use on concrete paving, it is not recommend for use on any natural stone.

questions Melanie on 2022-02-03 10:06:21

I have concrete riven slabs on my driveway (grey) but I would like to change the colour to a buff. Is that possible with this stain and would it be suitable for a driveway? Is there any additional sealers required if applied ?

Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

No, unfortunately this wont be possible.

The stain would potentially cover a very very light grey slab but ultimately the final colour depends on the original colour of the slabs.

For the best results we recommending selecting a colour that closely resembles the stones to be treated.


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