Staining Concrete with rough surface.

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Old 02-02-10, 08:30 AM
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Staining Concrete with rough surface.

We have a concrete pad adjacent to our inground pool that was originally built for a shed that never happened. We would like to stain it and turn it into a patio type area instead.

However, when poured the concrete was broomed and has a very rough finish. Will this present any type of problems when trying to stain this area?
 
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Old 02-02-10, 09:42 AM
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You could apply a solid concrete stain, it will look like paint. Just make sure the concrete is clean.
 
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Old 02-02-10, 11:36 AM
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You could apply a solid concrete stain, it will look like paint. Just make sure the concrete is clean.
So i won't need the muratic acid prep prior to staining?
 
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Old 02-02-10, 04:31 PM
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Because it's not a slick finish and it's weathered [I assume] there shouldn't be a need for muratic acid.
 
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http://www.quikretecoatings.com/pdf/...rete-Stain.pdf

Would this be a good product to use?
 
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I've never used that coating but it sounds like it would do ok.
 
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Old 02-06-10, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Thinkly View Post
http://www.quikretecoatings.com/pdf/...rete-Stain.pdf

Would this be a good product to use?
I've used it on a sidewalk area around the side of the house. The sidewalk had been painted and the paint had peeled and been worn off. It went on fine with a 1/2 inch roller. No problems for the two years we lived there. Also had good luck with the Behr product from HD.

Figure on two coats with either product. The nice part is that the stain is easily touched up.
 
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Staining your concrete....

If all you want to do is stain the concrete, then you can. However, you have to understand that stain has minimal hiding power. If the concrete is ugly, then you will just have stained ugly concrete.

As far as the broom lines, all that is going to cause is little channels that the stain will build up in, causing a darker area than the raised parts.

If you are looking to make a smooth surface like in the magazines, then I suggest that you use a thinset product first to level the concrete, getting rid of the broom texture, then stain that.

Also, keep in mind....if you are going to use an acid stain, then do not use muriatic acid to clean the deck. If you want to use a waterbased stain, then the muriatic acid would be ok.
 
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