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Old 08-12-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
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Metallic Epoxy Patio Flooring?


Can anyone offer advice on covering a concrete patio floor?

I removed 3 layers of paint and mastic by grinding and pressure washing. Now it's ready for a new coating.

I was thinking of acid staining or decorative metallic epoxy coatings.
Maybe something like this, but with darker brown tones

Local companies want between $10 and $20 per square foot. Since my back patio alone is 500 square feet, I think I'm going to have to do it myself.

I'm looking for advice and info on which process and products to use, and where to buy it at a decent price.

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Is your concrete clean enough for acid staining? that is normally done over new concrete that has never been sealed with anything. Unless this patio is enclosed I wouldn't consider acid stain. Maybe a solid concrete stain.
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My patio is decades old, but I just now did a wet diamond grind followed by a hot pressure wash, so it's a fresh canvas, ready for whatever I want to do to it.

I have considered everything, from acid stain and sealing, to tile, to metallic epoxy, and I'm really on the fence. I'm leaning toward something that would provide a thicker, semi-translucent finish, with plenty of natural looking variation, but also plenty of protection for the concrete below, to last many decades.
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It's looks great when done well.

Keep in mind, it's not cheap.
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How much weather will the slab see?
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