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Staining & Coloring Concrete

April 16, 2013
Carlton’s Corner: Taking the Big Leap into Color Restoration

By Doug Carlton
April 4, 2013
L. M. Scofield's top color projects for 2013
L. M. Scofield presents its 2013 Decorative Concrete Awards

Celebration of Color
The 2013 L. M. Scofield Decorative Concrete Awards

 

January 24, 2013
Differences Between Integral Colors and Color Hardeners

By Bart Sacco
December 19, 2012
Color Issues with Liquid and Powder Release Agents

By Bart Sacco
October 21, 2012
Product Focus: The Colorspreader from Triple Hard Tools

By Emily Dixon
Tags: Product Focus
October 21, 2012
Your Mock-up Materials Matter, So Don’t Cut Corners
By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Trowel & Error
October 21, 2012
Controlling Customers’ Reactions to Reactive Stains
By Nick Dancer
October 21, 2012
Project Profile: 9/11 Memorial Map


By Karen Van Heukelem
Tags: Project Profile
September 5, 2012
Why Tapes, Stains and Sealers Don’t Get Along

By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Trowel & Error
July 9, 2012
Protecting Yourself When Working with Acid Stain
By Liz Schick
June 5, 2012
Product Focus: Revive Color Refresher from L. M. Scofield Co.
By Amy Johnson
Tags: Product Focus
June 5, 2012
the concretist: Reactive Stain Effects Using Household Items


By Michael Miller
Tags: the concretist
April 19, 2012
L. M. Scofield Co.’s 2011 Decorative Concrete Award Winners
Project Profile: Vine Patio, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

By Rick Lobdell
Tags: Project Profile
Carlton’s Corner: New Ways to Sell Stained Concrete in Changing Times
By Doug Carlton
Tags: Carlton's Corner
February 19, 2012
Creating Color Designs with Rachel Knigge-Bruce’s Stencils

Complex and intricate designs can be applied to concrete surfaces very accurately using adhesive-backed vinyl stencils. They offer control, precision and, if needed, repeatability. Stenciling is a very old technique from the world of paint, but as it evolves in the concrete world, it’s becoming very modern, thanks to people like Rachel Knigge-Bruce.

By Steven H. Miller, CDT
February 19, 2012
San Antonio Decorative Concrete: SAY Sí Front Entrance

Work by: Volunteers, various cities

In preparation for the 2012 Concrete Decor Show in San Antonio, Texas, show coordinators and trainers met at SAY Sí, an award-winning nonprofit youth arts organization, last September to brainstorm ideas for hands-on workshop possibilities. They saw potential for overhauling the building’s front entrance.

By Emily Dixon
Tags: San Antonio Decorative Concrete
December 31, 2011
Trowel & Error: Coloring Concrete in Winter Weather
By Chris Sullivan
Tags: Trowel & Error
December 31, 2011
How To: Prep for a Staining Job

Featured artisan: Greg Hyde Hryniewicz, Hyde Concrete, Annapolis, Md.
As any decorative concrete artisan knows, staining is one of the most nuanced, finicky and unpredictable techniques in the playbook. Yes, stains offer a fantastic variety of design possibilities — just consider the difference between an acid-stained floor and a water-based stain job, for example.
 

By Kelly O’Brien
November 9, 2011
Recipe: Mix and Match

Specialized Concrete Artisans Inc., Waterloo, Wis.
www.specializedinc.net

This versatile staining technique creates a rich mottled finish that can be used on either newly poured, ultra-lightweight concrete or preexisting standard-weight slabs — or on a project that includes both.

By Kelly O’Brien

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