Not sure what to do to my Concrete


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Old 02-21-09, 05:32 PM
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Not sure what to do to my Concrete

Hello all... I am looking for help here. i have been doing a lot of reading regarding finishes for a Concrete Slab. I have about 500 sq ft of a concrete slab next to my home in the backyard that I would like to do something nice with. Cars do not park here, just mainly walking and the dogs running. I have read regarding painting, staining (water based/acid based) and I was very incline towards acid staining until I spoke to a pro that told me if I acid staining on a broom finish concrete, I would just get a stain that looks a lot like paint or as if I just used wood stain since it will be a basic color. It will not have the effect of pictures that one sees online. So this in a way killed my idea since I was thinking it was going to end up like the pics. So I am looking for advise on what I should do on this slab. I mainly want something that I can DIY and not spend tons of money on like artistic concrete, etc... Hopefully I can get some good info here... Thanks again
 
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Old 02-21-09, 07:27 PM
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to be easy paint with marine enamel and add sand to the paint when done... got traction and then the durability and any color you want
 
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Old 02-21-09, 08:32 PM
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You mean as the paint dries to hand throw some sand so it can dry along with the paint or to mix the paint with some sand?
 
 

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