Having just painted one of these using opaque paints, I thought I would try one using the concrete stains which are somewhat translucent depending on how absorbent the cement is. It’s tricky stuff with no do overs. Once the brush touches the cement, that’s where it’s going, and if I have too much stain on the brush it’s prone to run off the brush and go willy-nilly wherever gravity takes it. I get one shot at it. I’m waiting for it to dry before I put the cement sealer on it. The sealer will make the colors richer and shine, but the stain in general gives it an almost glazed effect as if it was fired in a kiln.