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Accounting for Concrete Color Change with Acid Stain Application

Many comments, instructions, warnings, and confused looks surround the numerous ways acid stain colors can fluctuate from one concrete slab to another. Even under the tightest quality controls, concrete reacts with chemical stains differently every time. However, the sometimes-unpredictable reactions are exactly what produce the interesting and beautiful results one can achieve from acid stains.

Master Builders and Scofield Form Alliance to Expand Colored Concrete Market

Master Builders, Inc. and L.M. Scofield Company have formed a sales and marketing alliance designed to expand the demand for, and use of, colored architectural concrete throughout North America. In joining forces, the two companies emerge as the only full-service supplier of concrete admixtures able to provide improved products, comprehensive […]

Concrete hand tools have improved handles

Stanley has expanded and redesigned its Goldblatt line of concrete hand tools. The company’s magnesium floats, finishing trowels, edgers, and groovers have been redesigned for improved cleanability and function. New magnesium floats include a bevel-end cast magnesium float, an extruded magnesium float, and a round-end extruded magnesium float. The new […]

Learning Opportunities Abound at www.concretedecor.net

You can now visit concretedecor.net on-line for the latest information on upcoming events around the country and in your area. Only found on-line with Concrete Decor is the most comprehensive listing of training events with links to the individuals or companies offering these valuable training services. If you’re thinking of […]

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.