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1. Ask Concrete Decor: How to Seal Concrete for a Uniform Appearance

Sealing concrete with a consistent coverage is important for the overall finish of the decorative concrete project.This issue of blotchy and inconsistent color and gloss created by a sealer is not that uncommon. There are multiple factors that can create this appearance, but the two most common are application — how the sealer was applied — and surface — what the sealer is being applied to in regard to density and porosity.

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By Chris Sullivan
2. Ask Concrete Decor: How to Seal Concrete for a Uniform Appearance

Sealing concrete with a consistent coverage is important for the overall finish of the decorative concrete project.This issue of blotchy and inconsistent color and gloss created by a sealer is not that uncommon. There are multiple factors that can create this appearance, but the two most common are application — how the sealer was applied — and surface — what the sealer is being applied to in regard to density and porosity.

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By Chris Sullivan
3. Don't Let Ghosting Haunt Your Work

My contractor placed blue painter’s tape on the concrete for a few days to mark the placement of cabinetry. The tape was removed and the concrete was sealed with two coats of 25 percent solids acrylic sealer and two coats of acrylic finish. A few days later the concrete was discolored and had evidence of where the tape had been placed. No surface damage to the concrete was evident.

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By Chris Sullivan
4. Lingering Odors from Sealers

Is it possible to smell sealer months after application? Someone asked me this regarding a stained and sealed floor in a Colorado residence.

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By Chris Sullivan
5. Decorative Overlays Exhibit Various Types of Cracking

In a recent week, I’ve had two overlay projects with cracking. The first project had lots of short random cracks, the longest about 3 inches long. We noticed them the afternoon of the same day the overlay was applied.

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By Chris Sullivan
6. Environmental Issues Can Impact Exterior Acid-Stain Projects

Acid-stained concrete has been popular for decades. The process of acid staining is well documented, as are the key precautionary items to look for before and during application. When I first started troubleshooting decorative concrete problems around 2001, I got a lot of calls involving acid stains. oday, I might get these calls a few times a year. Thanks to real-world experience, continuing education and better specifications, issues with acid stains have been greatly reduced.

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By Chris Sullivan
7. Chalk up Green Points with Decorative Concrete

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By Chris Sullivan
8. How to Avoid Streaks on Concrete When Using Colored Release Powder

Streaks When Using Colored Release Powder

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By Chris Sullivan
9. Slip and Fall Protection and Friction on Concrete Floors

measuring friction on concrete

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By Chris Sullivan
10. To Reseal or Not to Reseal? - Resealing Exterior Decorative Concrete.

instructions for resealing concrete

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By Chris Sullivan

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Workshops from the Heart

Concrete Decor Show pro bono endeavors brighten stay for families of the ailing
At the seventh annual Concrete Decor Show in San Diego, California, world-class instructors and eager students from around the globe joined their talents and enthusiasm to breathe new life into the outdoor surroundings of the Bannister Family House, which provides a home-like environment for people with family members in long-term or critical care at the nearby UC San Diego Health.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Decorative Overlays Exhibit Various Types of Cracking

In a recent week, I’ve had two overlay projects with cracking. The first project had lots of short random cracks, the longest about 3 inches long. We noticed them the afternoon of the same day the overlay was applied.

By Chris Sullivan
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San Diego So Much Decorative Concrete, Beautiful Weather, Beautiful Concrete

Lithomosaic in San Diego sunburst colorful yellows and oranges spoke from the center.San Diego County is known far and wide for its beautiful weather, interesting people and endless summer atmosphere. So it was with great anticipation when San Diego was picked as the site for the 2016 Concrete Decor Show Sept. 25-29 that it was destined to be one showstopper of a show. And all indications point to that premonition coming true.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc and Jacqueline Valle
Contractor Hits a Bullseye with Glow Aggregate, Engraved Logos

What started out as a once-in-a-lifetime hunting adventure turned into a friendship and a trophy-worthy job where contractor Matt Villella, owner of Sierra Concrete Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota, bagged one of his most memorable projects to date.

By Jennifer Byrnes
Concrete Overlay a Big Part of College's New Design

concrete overlay, CTS Rapid Set

By Vanessa Salvia
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Slip-resistant Surface a Win for Vegas

AquaFlex concrete coating

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Final Pour
Transform the Ordinary into the Extraordinary with Epoxy

concrete epoxy floors

By Debby Canto Davis
Contractor Works His Magic While Facility Conducts Business as Usual

Claremont Hotel concrete

By K. Schipper
Tags: Project Profile
October 20, 2015
Art project is concrete symbol of new beginnings

Ocean of Life
Art project is concrete symbol of new beginnings

Lightweight Concrete Topping Provides Seamless Walls and Flooring

Lightweight Cementitious Topping Australia

By Vanessa Salvia
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A Concrete Tree Celebrates the Branches of a Family-Owned Business

Steven Ochs Smith Paints concrete tree

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Concrete Countertop Overlays are Finding Favor with Homeowners

Applying a countertop overlay

By Mike Besse
Scofield Decorative Concrete Awards

Artistic Concrete Grand Prize Winner

By Amy Johnson
Short Answers to Quick Questions about Working with Concrete

aggregate on the surface of concrete

By Chris Sullivan
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Outdoor Tropical Retreat Restaurant Gets High and Dry Facelift

Decorative Concrete Floor in Restaurant

By Gail Elber
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Polished, Stamped And Stained Concrete for Microbrewery Facilities

Polished concrete brewery floor

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Broadcast vs. Troweled Quartz Systems

Decorative concrete broadcast quartz system

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Wayfinding Colors on a Dentist's Floor

Decorative microtopping concrete floor

By Joe Maty
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Concrete Artists Get a Chance to Create Their Decorative Concrete Dream Project

A 3-D painted concrete fish pond in a restaurant lounge makes and elegant appearance.

In the decorative concrete world, that can’t happen as easily. You get one shot at doing everything right. The interior and exterior must match, have the right scale and the right detail. While the daily work gets done, a part of you dreams to find that one client who changes your portfolio forever.

By Rick Lobdell
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Artisan in Concrete: Paul Huneck, Hudson Concrete, NYC

Hudson Concrete Marc Jacobs fashion show

By Gail Elber
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