How to Restore a Stamped Concrete Patio

How to Restore a Stamped Concrete Patio

This old stamped concrete patio was in desperate need of attention and renovation.  It had been previously stained, but the it was worn, discolored and very unattractive.

Decorative concrete can be fickle. Sometimes it can be overworked with different stains and look displeasing. Other times simplicity is best, which in this case, was the best thing.  Kevin Brown was commissioned to restore this well used patio, by re-staining and and enhancing the stamped concrete to complement its surroundings and renew it.

Patio - Before - KB 2

water-stained, the stamp work is hardly visible.

A worn, discolored, stamped patio - Before

A worn, discolored, stamped patio – Before

 

 

Kevin first started by prepping the concrete with Mean Klean EcoAcid to open the pours of the concrete to accept the new stain.  He then used NewLook’s Endura Stain in Sierra (344) to fix the discoloration of the surface and make it all the same color once again.

Base - 344 Sierra Solid Color

Base – 344 Sierra Endura Stain Solid Color

Enhancer - 272 Dark Brown

Dark Brown 272 – Endura Enhancer and SmartColor

He then enhanced the stamped surface by spraying NewLook’s Endura Translucent Enhancer and SmartColor in Dark Brown (272) with an NewLook 4″ round applicator brush and sealed with SmartSeal WB in Matte.  It brings out the stamped pattern that was not visible on the concrete before and compliments the Sierra base.  The surface is now refreshed and beautiful, perfect for entertaining or just to compliment the surroundings.

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