Remember the infamous yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz? If not, just go shop at your local IKEA store and you'll quickly remember. Brick has been used in building construction for thousands of years and is still a beloved product all around the world. If you want the appearance of brick without the cost of real bricks or brick pavers, how about applying a faux technique to your concrete?
You can accomplish this in three different ways: etching, stamping, or stenciling.
Before attempting any of these techniques on your concrete surface, make sure the concrete is properly prepared. If harmful residues are not removed before applying the new stains or paints, they can bubble and peel away shortly after application. Use an acid cleanser, blasting method, or chemical treatment to thoroughly clean the cement.
Cement is an invaluable material. It is durable, almost indestructible, and can be quite attractive with many of the finishing techniques available. Request free estimates from prescreened concrete contractors to bring the stateliness of stamped concrete to your home.
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