Concrete might be a durable and helpful substance, but when used for things such as patios and measures it has a tendency to look fairly plain and becomes dirty with time. If you’ve got a set of measures up to your front door that are looking dirty or have stains that won’t come off, then you may give them a countertop with a tiny bit of shade from a concrete stain.

Scrub the concrete measures with a long-handled water and brush. Let the surface dry for many hours before rinsing or leave it somewhat damp for a more intense shade effect.

Wear gloves, long sleeves, shoes, mask and eye protection, as concrete stain has an acid in it that may damage your skin.

Mix up a sprayer with concrete stain and water according to the directions. For more natural stone look, use two colours in two separate sprayers.

Spray the concrete steps. For one solid color, spray in a constant slow sweeping motion, back and forth, making sure to get all corners and edges.

Spray with a finer mist in large circular movements using the darker shade first, if mixing two colours together. Cover the measures nearly entirely, but a couple of bare spots here and there are acceptable. To bleed the colours together, spray the second shade right after the first. To find out more differentiation between the two colours, let the first dry for 10 minutes before applying the second shade. Spray the second shade even more gently than the first so it’s more of a sprinkling of shade. Let the stain according to pack directions.

Employ a sealant on top of the stain to keep it looking like new for years to come. Let the sealant dry according to package directions.

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