staining concrete


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Old 01-30-04, 05:10 AM
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staining concrete

We had a commercial landscaping company score and stain our concrete patio. They did a terrible job. We may decide to just try to repair the mess ourselves, as we have tired of dealing with them on numerous other trouble spots. Can anyone tell me how to remove the thin and spotty stain that is on there and then, how to apply a dark stain to the concrete? Thanks, Susan
 
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Old 01-30-04, 03:57 PM
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You could use a paint stripper to remove the stain, then start over anew.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 01:15 AM
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Removing the stain is almost impossible since it penetrates deep into the cement.
Go to www.decorative-concrete.net
and ask in their forum. Dont try anything yourself without knowing before you go.
 
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Old 02-12-04, 09:34 AM
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I dunno. I got totally trounced on when I went to the decorative concrete site and just *suggested* that I wanted to try some decorative stamping for some small projects. One would have thought I'd suggested trying to learn open heart surgery from a book! I've never been back. Much nicer around here .
 
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Old 02-12-04, 09:50 AM
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Yep, I know what you mean.... :-)
They do have that "Contractor's self importance" attitude, dont they....

:-)
 
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Old 02-16-04, 12:33 PM
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mowpar

If the patio is not overly huge you could mix a product called


Top -n- Bond to a creamy consistency with a color additive mixed in to darken and cover the shoddy work, the etching is something else. If project is to big for this,, Nevermind
 
 

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