Stamped Concrete Patio Dilema

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Old 06-15-15, 04:38 PM
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Stamped Concrete Patio Dilema

Hey all,

I have a new patio that was colored concrete as the base (yellow sand color) and release/accent color (walnut). The contractor put way too much release on the patio and it became dark, dark brown (which did not match our house at all).

I ended up stripping it ($850 in stripper).

It looks 'ok' wet, but dry looks pretty light. Should I now spend an additional $1500 (630 sq ft) to put new release and seal on it professionally?

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I want the typical stamped look with the variations, but when dry it looks so light it is difficult to see those.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 06-15-15, 05:25 PM
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Personally. I wouldn't spend any more money on it. If the problem is that it doesn't match the house, we can't see it. Can you include a small portion of the house in another pic?
 
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Good point I only took a wet picture. Here are a couple of pictures that might help see what I am looking at:

Picture of patio next to the house:
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Picture of patio during stripping phase:
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Maybe that helps a little? The first picture shows that there isn't quite as much contrast as you might expect from the wet look. Also shows that it doesn't match very well to the stone. The matching doesn't need to be perfect, of course, just want it to look good.

We were thinking of taking in the grey (bluish-grey) and accenting with that color. We really just want a patio that looks nice and we can use soon We already lost 3 weeks with a bad color-job.

Thanks again!!
 
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have your pro color the sealer coats - not difficult for someone who knows his work
 
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I don't see a clash of colors, in the first pic. If that's what it is now, I would leave it alone.
 
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There is no clash in the last picture, no. There was with the dark brown previously.

I'm more worried about there not being much in seeing the 'highs and lows' without adding color/release.

BTW - the contractor has given us some money towards having it accented by another contractor. I'm just trying to decide if we just have the new contractor simply re-seal or add color to make it look nicer. It has already been an expensive lesson with over $850 in stripper, about 20 hours stripping, and still some stripping to do The money returned won't be enough to cover the accent color + sealer.

thanks again!
 
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