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cibula11 06-26-2007 08:38 AM

Staining Old Concrete
 
We have old concrete sidewalk and steps going up to our front door. They are in really good shape, but look old. Is there a stain that I could use to give the area a little more color and appeal?

joeyboy 06-26-2007 06:12 PM

Yeah, most paint stores / big box stores will have something for you to stain with. Do you mean you want to stain it or you want to color it?

cibula11 06-27-2007 09:05 AM

I want to stain it, but not a solid color. I like the randomness of staining. Just something to give it a little more curb appeal. Our house is a sage green color and we have tan landscaping edgers, so I thought some sort of tan color would look nice.

Dusty 07-11-2007 02:04 AM

Take a look at this stuff. http://www.inwoodstain.com/products/in-stone_main.htm

I saw some samples in a store and was pretty impressed with it. It's transparent and can be tinted to pretty much any shade you like.

concretemasonry 07-11-2007 08:16 AM

Staining Old Concrete
 
If you read the information on the suggested product post, notice that is formulated for VERTICAL surfaces, not horizontal surfaces, such as a sidewalk.

You may get different results and a much shorter life when used on a sidewalk.

Horizontal surfaces on soil have totally diffferent sun and moisture exposure.

joeyboy 07-11-2007 10:34 AM

http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/staining-garage-floor-9754/


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