Vol. 1 No. 1 - February 2001
Choosing integrally colored concrete offers lasting color and design options with the right materials, tools and techniques.
It’s more dainty, more elegant, like between silk and cloth with hard-eners. The grays and browns last forever. He also likes to sprinkle color on top of the concrete with a brush to create freckles, just like real stones offer.
Learning the necessary skills required for this type of concrete work produces high-quality results? Concrete Decor shares some thoughts!
Making concentrated concrete stains in Arkansas, with these stains water makes them better.
Delineation is used on these jobs to separate the various irregular shapes and arches so that colors and stains don’t run together. The sawcuts themselves are either grouted or just left exposed, with the unstained concrete showing.
Although existing concrete surfaces offer unique staining opportunities, cementitous overlays provide a palette of unlimited color and texture.
How many times have you wished there was a better way to throw the powder release agent down before stamping... besides by the handful? Well, here's another way. How to throw color release onto concrete with a brush.
Need to have a decorative concrete question answered? Ask it!
I am new to acid staining and would like to know the best floor prep for staining on old and new concrete?
The Crack-Chaser Blade from Pearl Abrasive Company was designed for more efficient cleaning, routing and repairing of cracks in concrete. The diamond segments are sintered to the core in a V-shaped pattern, leaving a clean groove for filling.
Exposed aggregate is a common theme around many backyard swimming pools, and it's often a gorgeous accent to poolside appeal. How to clean exposed aggregate concrete.
Amidst a myriad of decorative coatings for concrete, PlateAll Metal Coating emerges. PlateAll can transform a rather ordinary concrete surface into one that resembles solid cast metal with many of its attributes.
With integrally colored concrete, color problems are frequently the result of poor ﬁnishing techniques. Tips for finishing integrally colored concrete.
The Torpedo Groover from SLIP INDUSTRIES is a 56” long, machine tooled, high grade aluminum groover. This groover cuts an initial straight control joint 1½” deep in freshly placed concrete every time.
The concrete engraving pin by Star Diamond is a solid (not coated) diamond segment ¼” in diameter by 1” long diamond router on an 1/8” shank.
After the existing substrate is properly cleaned and prepared, apply a self-leveling overlay. If desired saw cut, "grout lines" into the concrete overlay. Apply the your choice of stain. Remove excess stain and neutralize the surface before sealing it.