Question: I would like to use a water based stain for my basement floor. I believe I will need the floor prepared for the stain (grinding). I would like to find out how to do the prep concrete work? Answer: If you are wanting to prep concrete floor for staining, you can use a 30 grit satellite pad that is diluted Super Blue for deep cleaning. You should run the diamond pads on the bottom of a low speed floor machine. It can be found at most any rental store. Be sure you are running the pads with plenty of water and super blue diluted 10x with water. Continue to squeegee the floor clean is as the dirt suspends from the floor. Do a final clean before the floor fully dries to help ensure its free of dust. Want to learn more? Subscribe!