Jaime Villagomez, our CEO, was asked to explain Original Stain system vs Endura Stain: Here are a few thoughts about the differences between the two systems. Flexibility in Use Our original solid stain is a workhorse and does a great job but we wanted to create a product that could be as good or better that had no pot life and was a single component. Both systems were designed to be offered in Solid Color,
Preparation, the MOST important step! Let's start by emphasizing the importance of preparation. Please keep this in mind every time you are working with NewLook. Proper preparation of the concrete surface is key to the long-term success of NewLook and most any other concrete coating. Do not take shortcuts! They will come back to haunt you! Here is a list of the most common issues that can cause coatings to fail. The Problem: Surface is
Winterizing Concrete with DriveHard Winter is upon us, so it's time to winterize your concrete! When rain, snow or ice settles into the cracks of concrete and/or saturates the substrate, concrete will shift and move every time freezing and thawing occurs. This reoccurring movement can make the cracks expand (when water freezes it can expand about 9%) or it can create brand new cracks. This can potentially be very harmful to concrete surfaces, especially when left unprotected.
Stamped Concrete & Stained Driveway Jim Currie, a certified NewLook Installer, did a wonderful job on the stamp work on the base of this residential driveway. He started by prepping the surface, cleaning and making sure the sub-straight was porous enough to accept product. After masking off the area, Currie used NewLook's SmartColor to make the entrance more becoming. He started by putting a SC-102 Oyster down to make the stamp work more uniform. Then he came in with various other SmartColor colors, some
Hawaiian Pool Deck in Endura Cool Stain All Things Flooring of Hawaii sent us these wonderful photos that he did recently of a pool deck for a customer in Ewa Beach. Before, this pool deck was outdated and discolored. It was not something that was worth looking at. However, EnduraCool took care of all of that by renewing this old slab of concrete into something beautiful! They began by cleaning the surface of the concrete with a pressure washer to remove all
Definitely Dapper in EnduraCool Jason Trihey of Dapper Surfaces in Rochester, MN sent us these before and after pictures recently of a job in EnduraCool. Before, the surrounding concrete was worn, outdated and the color really didn't accentuate the exterior of this modern home. Jason and his team did a great job staining this patio and the surrounding areas. They used EnduraCool in Medium Gray (276) and EnduraStain in Light Gray (275) and Charcoal (206). By alternating colors, Jason and
How To Restore Water Stained Concrete Why spend the cost of tearing out old stained concrete, when you can just restore it? Restoring concrete is easy with NewLook's line of EnduraStain concrete stains. [caption id="attachment_4634" align="alignright" width="300"] Water damaged, discolored concrete[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4633" align="alignleft" width="300"] Before - old, dingy and in need of an update.[/caption] This small concrete patio looks as though it had some water-staining issues and because of this, discoloration. So
Stamped Concrete Patio - SlabFX Paul Patton, Certified NewLook Installer, of SlabFX in Louisiana was behind this wonderful stamped concrete patio. He started by prepping the concrete to make it porous and clean for the stain to adhere completely. He used Original Solid Color Stain in Light Wheat (283) as the base and a combination of two Translucent Enhancers in Mountain Brown (294) and Summer Sand (297). [caption id="attachment_5027" align="alignleft" width="300"] Light Wheat Base with
Hooters in EnduraCool - Las Vegas, NV When most people think of Hooters, they think of chicken wings and waitresses, not hotels and pools. That is why A.C.T, LLC. was commissioned by Hooters Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to revive their pool deck. Ken started the 14,000 sq. ft. project by power-washing and using Mean Klean Eco Acid to prep the surface. Then used EnduraCool in two custom colors, Custom Green Tint and Moonshine to stain the concrete.
Picturesque Diamond Concrete Pathways Have you ever wondered what the most picturesque yard could look like? Well, search no more because we have found it!! These diamond concrete pathways are amazing! Marie Ciaffa of New Jersey, a DIY customer, has achieved such a feat with her yard and concrete walkways, that we just had to brag about it! Marie's yard on its own is simply beautiful, but she decided a few months back to take on a daring
Outdoor Bar - Concrete Counter Top As the summer approaches many are getting ready for the summer and the entertaining that goes with it. Many people love to entertain outside when the weather is nice and NewLook customer Patrick Harwood is no exception. In the Spring of 2015, Patrick took it upon himself to pour and stain a concrete counter top for his outdoor bar. [caption id="attachment_4636" align="alignleft" width="300"] Poseidon Blue in Faux Fusion
Antler's Bridge - California The extraordinary overpass bridge in Sacramento, CA was commissioned by Cal Trans to both Jerry Stuart and Jim Currie, Certified NewLook Installers, to stain. It is located on Highway 5 and it is remarkable the time and effort that these contractors and their crews put into this large project. When we asked Jim about the project, he said, " The bridge people did all the blasting with walnut shells and water blasting. After