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When you are considering installing a concrete patio, driveway, pool deck, walkway, or even just looking to change up the slab you already have, acid staining some colors is certainly a creative route to go that will really show off your tastes.
Coloring concrete is usually a process that will require precision and care when taking care of it over the years. Depending on the type of coloring done, it may require occasional recoloring through touch ups, polishing, refinishing, and resurfacing if the desired color begins to fade. This can easily be done, and while it does take some work, it usually can be done quickly and will look good as new and last for years again.
There are a number of way to change up the look to your concrete with a colorful addition. A regular request we get in Stockton and surrounding cities is to replicate other materials suck as brick, stone, and tile through stamped concrete that will be colored during the process as well as afterwards. Dependent upon your style of choice, there are a few different routes that we can go when coloring concrete.
For an even more desirable look, many of of the coloring processes can be combined to create an even more elaborate look. To talk about concrete coloring, call us today at (209) 682-5560 and you will be in contact with a professional concrete company.
Coloring concrete is almost always done whenever stamped concrete is involved. By using various coloring techniques for concrete, natural tonal replications of different materials can easily be created by our contractors. Here are some of the most common ways that we change the colors of concrete:
Integral Coloring - This is the process of mixing the colors with the concrete where the concrete was created. Integral colors are often more of a subtle color tone that holds it's color even when chipped or broken. This kind of coloring is often used along with hardeners, treating the surface, and staining the concrete.
Concrete Staining - Choosing the staining concrete process means using water, salts, and acids to create a chemical compound that, when applied to the surface of the concrete will create colors like earth tones and slight variations of vibrant colors. There are two primary ways of staining concrete; through the use of chemical stains with a base of acid that produces more earth tones, and water based acrylic that have a larger color range and can more easily produce vibrant colors. Colors can be applied to penetrate both new/wet and old/dried surfaces of concrete. By choosing to stain your concrete, you can completely switch of the appearance property. Stains are usually semi transparent and work particularly well with other coloring combinations when concrete is fresh, or previously colored dry concrete. In doing so, when the stain penetrates the surface, it really begins to highlight the colors integrated.
Color Hardeners/Dry Shakes - This can produce very bright and vibrant colors and earth tones on fresh concrete. Color hardeners are used after concrete has been freshly poured and is evenly spread across the wet surface of concrete that will make the finished color stick better and helps prevent wear and tear and fading to the color. By using color hardener, the surface color will be much more durable and will be able to handle everyday traffic from automobiles and people better.
Powder - Coloring powder used to prevent mats from sticking into the concrete during stamping that also releases color into the concrete that helps the concrete creation look more of a realistic representation of stone, brick, and tile creations. Looks increase when used along with other coloring agents.
Liquid Release - Also used to prevents mats from sticking during concrete stamping, colors can be added to instill great looking secondary colors. By using with other coloring agents, greater looking colors can more easily be achieved.
Concrete overlaying can be done if you have some concrete that you would like to renew by providing a new concrete coating to the surface. During this process, your concrete can also be colored.
We do concrete coloring for a variety of projects that commonly include driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, and floors.
There is such a wide range of things that people desire when getting colored concrete. Here are a few things that people commonly ask for when coloring their concrete: accented coloring, brick, stone, tile, faux finished, mottled look, layered, glossy, natural, red, white, blue, yellow, orange, hazel, brown, grey, pink, tan, walnut, and... of course, multiple colored combinations. We have tons of different color schemes available for your choosing and we can help you figure out how to achieve all of this. By calling us at (209) 682-5560, you will immediately be put in touch with a concrete specialist.