Stained concrete is a versatile way to upgrade the look of your patio. The process is quick and the cost can be inexpensive. In this article we will go over the steps to complete this project so you wont have to call a concrete contractor.
What is concrete stain? It’s a water based solution that coats the concrete and once applied becomes a permanent part of the concrete. The stain can fade over time due to changes in the weather however you can apply a sealer to help it from discoloring. An added benefit of choosing to use a stain over other products is the depth of colors that are available.
Something to consider is cut some groves in your concrete patio to make it into smaller sections. This will break up the patio and you can use multiple different colors of stains. You will next need to prep the patio by using a stiff broom to get all of the dirt off the patio. After the patio has been swept, you will want to wet the concrete with water. All concrete companies would agree that preparing the surface is absolutely critical to the project.
Now it’s time for the base to be applied. Using a base coat will help give the stain a nice and vibrant color. You will want to make sure it completely covers the entire patio. Once the base has been applied its time for the stain. Keep in mind that one gallon of stain … Read More