Concrete Art

Concrete art involves concrete and other cement-based materials to fabricate or coat surfaces where color, texture and shapes are key elements of a design.

Decorative Concrete Techniques: Stencils and Acid Etching

A surface-preparation product called The Profiler from Surface Gel Tek can be used to create an etched effect with stencils. In these photos, Dane Hantz of Dane Concrete Design in Prescott, Arizona, demonstrates the technique. The surface was a steel-troweled concrete floor in a home. Hantz wanted to create a 60-linear-foot border around the room.