concrete staining


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Old 05-22-02, 09:02 AM
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concrete staining

I know nothing about this. I want to stain my patio. How do I do it easily and economically? Thanks, Lynn
 
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Old 05-22-02, 07:20 PM
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Old 12-10-07, 10:14 AM
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Unhappy Fixing Stained Concrete?

I used a roller to apply a semi-transparent stain to my living room floor and now realized that this was a pretty bad idea. The finished color is full of lines and different levels of color. Is this fixable? I'm considering either a second layer of the same stain or a solid color stain. Not much of the floor is actually going to show as I plan to cover most in an area rug anyway, but I can't leave the bit that will be showing looking like this. I'm thinking the solid color is the best bet as i have a lot of repair holes from where the tack strip from the carpeting came up and it also stained a different color as well. Any help/suggestions?
 
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Old 12-10-07, 02:49 PM
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that's our work & we'd,,,

never apply acid-reactive OR conc dyes w/rollers,,, who ever suggest'd that has no earthly idea of what to do,,,

no, its not fixable but you may wish to try some sher-wms 877 (?) pigment dissolved in a conc sealer now,,, you could also try removing the stain (unlikely) w/a low-rpm buffer & black pad. didn't repair the tack divits 1st ? ? ?

conc dyes may be another solution but they're opaque, not translucent.

lynn, read 1st,,, there's a cure for ignorance but it ain't easy OR economical.
 
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Old 12-10-07, 02:53 PM
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here's some other,,,

sources,,, http://www.decorativeconcreteforums.com/forum.php
http://p196.ezboard.com/bconcretelocator
http://www.gayegoodman.com/dc_plus/d...pics&forum=136

then again, its difficult gaining experience from reading labels or forums but all the mistakes you'll make've already been made,,, or so it seems to me.

i make better ones :-)
 

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