Staining a cement walkway …
So … here I was, watching “Curb Appeal” on the DIY network … and when they did a makeover on a home that had a red cement walkway to the house. They. Stained. It!!!!! I looked at Mr Man and he instantly read what I was thinking. We need to do something like that! Now, we do not have a red cement walkway … we have a plain Minnesota, I see extreme temperatures, snow shoveling, sometimes salt, walkway. Builders grade. Nothing special.
You can see Paxton in the door window if you look hard
He wants to be out in the yard with us.
Ok, focus! Notice the two toned nothing special cement. A step by step through the process …
1. Wash cement to make sure it is clean! Mr Man brought out his power washer last night and washed away all the dirt so that it would be dry by this morning.
The first coat to be applied is 1/2 of the cement stain (shade … Riveting) mixed with 8 ounces of water. It makes a slurry and is the base coat.
AND, roll it on.
Wait 2 hours to let 1st coat dry … eat lunch.
3. 2nd coat is full strength stain with an Anti – Skid additive. No slipping on my walkway thank you!
2nd coat is done and now to stay off of it for 72 hours.
We have a chipmunk that poops on my porch. I also have a relocation program
What’s next? Fixing a problem and new brick install. Stay tuned