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Decorative Concrete & Resurfacing Options

Concrete Décor

Stamped Concrete

Overlay Systems:

-Spray Deck

Coloring Systems:
-Integral Colored Concrete

-Color Hardener

Sealing Concrete

Stenciling Patterns Into Concrete:
-Sandblasting Method
-Stenciling On Fresh Poured Concrete

Brushed Finishes

Architectural Walls - Stone-Crete

Surface Preparation

Maintaining Decorative Concrete


stenciling on fresh poured concrete

Inlaid patterns also can be made using the surface paper forming technique. A paper pattern is supplied in rolls. Some special designs for small areas also are available. Although most any pattern can be made, brick is the most common.

After the concrete is placed and floated, the paper pattern is laid on the surface and cut to the slab dimensions. The paper form is then floated into the slab surface. The number of passes made with the float controls the depth of relief of the brick joints. The paper should be thick enough and strong enough to resist tearing during the floating operation.

After the paper is properly embedded, a dry-shake color mix is usually broadcast and floated into the slab surface to create color contrast between the imitation brick and mortar joints. After the concrete has hardened sufficiently, the paper form is pulled off the surface. Then the stenciled concrete area is sealed.

Step-by-Step How to Stencil on Fresh Poured Concrete Color Hardener Chart Stenciled Concrete Patterns

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