Nowadays, what you can do with concrete and the designs toward achieving a specific look are almost endless. The same goes along with color options and patterns. In order to make your new custom outdoor space really flourish, antiquing the concrete is how it’s done.
Antiquing stamped concrete allows for a realistic textured look. Without doing so, it can leave the concrete with an almost plastic, flat feel. Not only does the antiquing method give the concrete depth and dimension, but it also brings out the quality and variations of the product. This process is essential if you’re looking for an authentic finish. When properly applied, the product highlights the shadows and natural appearance you wouldn’t have seen before.
Along with this method, making sure you’re choosing the correct antiquing color is important regarding the worth of the textured concrete. When doing so, it is also crucial that the product is applied properly. Before applying the antiquing, cleaning the concrete is vital if you want the best results. After cleaning, you must be sure that the space is dry before you start the antiquing process. The product is then applied by either a brush tool or sprayed onto the surface and can be spread out evenly using a roller. After letting the product dry for 24 hours, the sealer is then applied in order to keep the antiquing product locked into the concrete.
In all, this process has the ability to enhance the color in your concrete while giving the space a beautifully detailed and authentic look.
Below are before and after photos of the antiquing and sealing job.