Staining concrete patio might not common to hear rather than paving block, bricks, or stones, but to create ore appealing and attractive ambience to support your outdoor areas like patio and gardens, this is the proper alternative. This offers durability that against heavy foot traffic and harsh weather: besides the staining concrete is also offered more affordable to cost 50% less than others. The homeowners also get benefit to save energy since there is only a handy installation and low maintenance requirement to treat this paving style.
Fast and Handy Installation
Since one of the benefits of stain concrete patio is easy to install, then you can try to make it at home. First thing to do staining concrete patio blocks is to clean the blocks with water and soap using brush. You can also use pressure washer for removing dirt, grime and grease easier than with a brush. After that, cover the areas where the concrete block surround using plastic sheet in order to protect them from the acid coming from the stain. Finished with this, you should wear the safety gear such as long pants and sleeves, heavy gloves and goggles to avoid irritation effect in the process of installing the staining concrete patio.
After that, you should pour the concrete stain into the paint sprayer to fill the line of the paving. To do this, it would be better if you use the sprayer made of metal to prevent any damage of acidic stain. The, spray the block evenly from one side to another and make sure that the stain is exactly applied in crevices lying among the blocks. You must wait until the colour of the concrete blocks turns to the adequate concentration needed as what the instructions or manufacturers tell. After this, you should neutralize the acid using the paste made of baking soda and water, to be then applied to the blocks using scrub. Baking soda also helps to against chemical that makes the colour of the blocks uneven. The last step of staining concrete patio installation is to prepare the garden house for rinsing the left over baking soda in the blocks.