In this project we took old, cracked and chipped concrete, and completely renewed the look with a decorative stamped overlay. A concrete overlay is a thin layer of super strong concrete that can be hand troweled, sprayed (like texture) or stamped then stained with customers choice of colors and sealed to insure maximum durability and maintain looks.
There are a huge variety of stamps and stain colors as well as finishes available for these types of projects. Decorative overlays are cost effective option for interior and exterior existing concrete in your home or business.
In this project we prepped the concrete by grinding and etching the existing slab. After the concrete is clean and dry we apply a glue that helps the new overlay bond. once the glue is applied we applied a 1/4" layer of overlay material. Once this has set to the right thickness we stamped it with a seamless slate pattern. the second day we stamped stair risers and clean up any imperfections with a grinding stone.
Once all the material is set we can begin the staining process. For this project we used a water-based stain called 'espresso'. Once the stain as cured we apply 2 coats of sealer for protection and finish.
This project took a little over 2 days to complete.