The design can be just about anything you imagine and you can even add color to it so that it looks more realistic

This paper will tell you all the steps you need to know to make your own designs on preexisting concrete surfaces. To create your own, you must procure a piece of whatever pattern or design that you want. Seal the side of the sample that you want to make the pattern off of and give the sealant time to dry… (more…)

In this process, a plain surface is uncovered to reveal the exceptional beauty lying beneath

An exposed aggregate finish offers numerous advantages. And many of today’s contractors are finding creative ways to take exposed aggregate to the next level. If it doesn’t, curing agents may be obstructing the chemical stains to penetrate into the concrete surface with the lime in the concrete. Prepare the area, remove any stains and clean the entire floor. The concrete… (more…)

These kits contain nearly everything you need to get started, and many even come with a step-by-step guide on how to do the whole process

You should not be intimidated with this project, even if you are using an acid based stain. The key to working with acid, even a low level acid like in the stain, is to take all the proper precautions for safety. This includes wearing thick shoes, long pants, long sleeves, rubber gloves, and splash guard goggles. If you are using… (more…)

If your project is already made, such as a stepping stone, a pot or even a whole patio, you have the following options open to you, all of which will require a thorough cleaning and probably etching as well

Paint – If you thoroughly clean and etch your project, the paint should adhere well. How long it will adhere nicely is dependent on moisture. A painted pot with a plant in it will be more likely to have peeling problems than a painted door stop in the living room. But with paint, it’s so easy to find a finish… (more…)

While most concrete stains come in tans and earthy colors, they can also be mixed to create unique colors

This method can be used to create color boundaries for multiple color staining. Before starting, remove the stains in any way possible. Cured or sealed concrete floors cannot be stained. Also, when washing the floor before staining, never use acid based cleaners. These will react negatively with the acid stain. Make sure to always wear the proper safety gear when… (more…)

Well, if you are bored of seeing mundane colored walls or flowing surfaces or even dull driveways and patios, there is an option waiting for you

There are plenty of designs and colors you can have in your floors, walls and driveways with the decorative concrete. Stamped concreteThis method makes your concrete look like it is made from stone or brick and many other products that include wood and fossils as well. Stamped concretes are greatly durable too and often cost less. You can give a… (more…)

Whenever anyone wants their driveway, surrounding fortifications or patios to take on an artistic look, getting in the professional to lay the flooring etc is probably the best thing to do

Indeed, it used to be that people could do this kind of thing themselves if they were able to get the block patterns. Even colors are available for the cement too and this adds yet another dimension. One may wonder why putting down one slab and then putting on the design is better than installing individual bricks. Failing this, try… (more…)

A stamped and stained concrete driveway or entry will certainly help your property to stand out

Not all variations are wrong but you will want to find out how experienced your contractor is with the stamping process. Find out what textures your contractor has available and ask to see some recent projects. In most areas even though the city owns the land the sidewalk sits on, you are responsible for your own repairs and could be… (more…)

Sidewalks, driveways, and patios are all options for exterior concrete staining

There are acid stains that produce a translucent, natural looking, color. If the imperfections are huge grooves of missing concrete then it is best you go with a thin layer of new cement over the whole area before staining. If you are ready for a new look for your driveway, patio, or pool and you are prepared to give it… (more…)

All Innovative Concrete Staining in Austin Video

Check out our new Youtube Video for Concrete Staining in Austin Texas