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RE: Acid stained concrete, if you have it do you like it? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: airborne101 on 03.21.2007 at 05:38 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

My DH is in the business and has done all those techniques mentioned. I have seen them applied in the field and at concrete classes. Since I am the salesperson I like to see things in action so I can explain them to clients.

Acid staining can be gorgeous or a nightmare depending on the concrete and the installer. Jeff's guy above is awesome. Its really an artform. They do contests at the World of Concrete show and the work is fabulous. It stains, but blemishes and cracks still show.

Newlook is a no brainer on the other hand. Its more of a 'PAINT" for concrete, although it penetrates the surface. And you can dress it up with a translucent overcoat they sell. It just gets broomed on, their brooms of course. It covers blemishes but not cracks.

Spraydeck gives more texture and is designed to keep the deck cooler. It will cover blemishes and cracks, but I really don't think this one is as "do it yerself" friendly. A good installer with this makes all the difference in the final look.

Keep in mind I have never actually put this stuff on myself, just watched. Well I have helped do a bit of staining and I can swing a mean broom........ I would never attempt the spraydeck without a lot of practice. Barb

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RE: Acid stained concrete, if you have it do you like it? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: afnajs on 03.21.2007 at 05:19 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

We had a small area in front of our outdoor fireplace acid stained. The concrete was scored into the shape of a compass, the various sections stained, cut-lines grouted, then sealed. It turned out great, and it's a wonderful addition to our yard. Here are a few pictures.

I've also included a link below to a few pictures I took of other acid stained concrete that our guy had done. Keep in mind that everything you see, including what looks like mexican pavers, and tile, is all acid-stained concrete! This guy was amazing!

One Tip - You can't use some of the more vibrant colors outdoors (blues/greens) as they will turn black overtime when exposed to water.

Stamped concrete being scored/cut with compass design.

Staining Concrete

Done

Jeff

Here is a link that might be useful: Acid Stained Concrete

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Acid stained concrete, if you have it do you like it?

posted by: ausman on 03.17.2007 at 12:48 am in Pools & Spas Forum

My decking is cantilevered plain grey concrete. My intention all along was to acid stain the surface. The time to do it is approaching as I continue my owner builder project. I would love to see your pics to give me a better idea of what this technique looks like and see the various shades that are available. Would also love to hear from anybody that has done this themselves.

Thanks

Damien.

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Deck is Done, we're getting close!

posted by: labrat on 02.09.2007 at 06:00 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

After almost 3 long painful years, we are almost ready for water. Those of you that have helped me along the way, I sincerely thank you. Attached are a few pictures of the deck work, rock and tile will start next week. What do you think so far?

John

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RE: Pebble Tec Midnight Blue & Tropical Breeze (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: maggies_mom on 03.10.2006 at 10:19 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

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