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Old 08-16-2010, 02:53 AM   #1
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I'm looking to do some concrete work and I'd like it to look like brick or cobble stones. I was going to get some dye/stain that you mix in wet cement. The problem is that I don't know what to do after that, can I rent the stamps or can I just carve into the concrete, the shapes / lines that I want and when would I do that.
I've seen someones house where the stuco was done like this and it looks real. I was told after you smooth the concrete, you scratch your design, then let it dry, but if the concrete is too wet, it'll just flow back over the lines.
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I was told after you smooth the concrete, you scratch your design, then let it dry, but if the concrete is too wet, it'll just flow back over the lines.
Now there's a sophomoric understanding of the process!
You should hire a contractor for this.

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Now there's a sophomoric understanding of the process!
You should hire a contractor for this.
Kinda defeats the whole DIY thing doesn't it
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I personally would rent the concrete stamps. Google Concrete stamp rentals for your area.

You should also learn more about pouring concrete by buying a book or googling "how to pour concrete". Another DIYsite pops up with some guidance, but I don't know the accuracy of their information.
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