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Old 12-31-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Scoring stained concrete


We are debating on wether or not to score the floor before staining on a new construction. My question is, if we decide not to score and move forward with the staining, can we score it after it has already been stained, sealed, and finished?

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If you do it before you stain it, the stain will get in the crack, and the whole thing will be sealed. Afterwards, it won't. I think it'd look better if you scored it first.

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Scoring after is far more likely to scratch the surface as well.......
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yes, of course you can ' score ' after staining,,, even good acid stain's don't usually penetrate usually more than 1/16"-1/8",,, scoring reveals conc's color so you' get a tile effect,,, you can easily score w/1/4" dia blade on 4" grinder - its dusty work ! not sure what else you could use to score as finished conc's fairly hard

we cut prior to sealing,,, solvent-bas'd sealers are MUCH better'n wtr-bas'd,,, don't bother w/anything you find @ apron/vest stores other'n dust masks, brooms, etc - IF you must, try sher-wms - @ least their stuff doesn't suck as much
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