staining concrete PILLARS with wood stain

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Old 07-22-10, 09:19 AM
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staining concrete PILLARS with wood stain

I have a new deck that is supported by 3 concrete pillars.

Each of the pillars is 10" in diameter and about 18" of the pillar is above ground and visible.

I've stained the redwood deck with Messmers and it looks great. The boss (wife) helped with the deck staining and got a couple large drops on the concrete pillars and it looks good.

So I'm thinking of using the deck stain on the pillars. It looks like it will give them a nice, light, somewhat uneven color. Very similar to what it does on wood.

Note: I am NOT going to put on acid based concrete stain. That is way more trouble then I am prepared to go through in this stage of the project.

Any comments?

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Old 07-22-10, 09:29 AM
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Well...based on an accident I had at my old house...it will probably do exactly what you expect. You'll probably need to redo the deck more often than the supports anyway.

I'm sure the spill stain on the sidewalk at my old place is still there...lol.
 
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IMO it would be better to use paint or a solid body stain but.... what you propose is doable. The main thing will be applying the stain evenly. The concrete will likely really suck up the stain although it shouldn't be too difficult to control with such a small area.
 
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