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4 Steps for Staining Concrete

1 December 2013

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4 Steps for Staining Concrete

I have been around the decorative concrete industry for quite a while and have seen all the ways to color an existing concrete surface. It seems that most manufactures and installers are always looking for the quickest and cheapest way to color a floor. Constantly new products are brought to the market claiming to “mimic” […]

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How to Properly Stain a Concrete Floor

4 November 2013

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How to Properly Stain a Concrete Floor

4 BASIC STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL CONCRETE STAINING This morning stopped by a local thrift store to check out the furniture and to see if I could find any nice antique pieces.  As I walked through the donated furniture section I noticed how age really showed the difference in the quality of the furniture items in […]

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Outdoor Stained Concrete

4 June 2012

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Outdoor Stained Concrete

This outdoor concrete stain project had me very excited as it was for my mother and father-in-law. Five years ago, when I started my business, family were the first to receive enhanced concrete surfaces. Now I had the chance to show them the improvements in my knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship that my employees and I […]

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Stained Concrete Floor in Decatur, Indiana

9 May 2012

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Stained Concrete Floor in Decatur, Indiana

This stained concrete project is located in Decatur, Indiana. The project included removing a clear sealer from the floor, using a reactive stain to achieve the color and then a durable urethane topcoat for protection and ease of maintenance. The building that the project was completed in is a pool house that includes a full […]

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Clean Freak

6 February 2012

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Clean Freak

One of the great benefits of a properly sealed concrete floor is the ease of maintenance and cleaning. Today we did a final cleaning on a project we finished in October 2011. When we left the project back in October the basement walls were nothing more than wood studs and the water was yet to […]

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A Breath of Fresh Air

7 January 2012

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A Breath of Fresh Air

When concrete is initially poured a sealer is applied, after the finishing procedures, to help keep moisture in the concrete during the curing process *(28 days). This sealer is typically called a cure-and-seal as it helps cure the concrete and provides some sealer benefits. Removing this prior to staining is essential for the stain to […]

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Lions, Tigers, and Porches..OH MY!

18 September 2011

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Lions, Tigers, and Porches..OH MY!

This last project had a great positive impact on the whole house. The concrete porch we were working on was large and design of the home made this a focal point of the front of the home. The home was beautiful with a touch of classical elegance, but it looked similar to the other homes […]

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