Update on Stained walkway

I have had so many questions on this one post.

Click here →  Staining a walkway



The #1 question?

“How is it holding up?”

I think a lot of you are interested not only in the ease of application but that it looks so nice when it is finished. But the BIG question remains … How is it holding up, after more than 3 years? 

I love it!

I live in Minnesota where we have more winter than summer. Ice and snow. Shoveling and ice melt to put on the walkway for safety. In other words, “We are tough on our sidewalks here!” I have two spots where it has finally worn through because of water and ice melt from our roof. That being said … do you want to see it?! First, a close up of the two areas.



It doesn’t peel, (That was the #2 Question) It is just sort of wearing. A quick touch up will restore it to the other areas. Here is my walkway over 3 years later with the two spots marked for point of reference.


Not bad for 3 years, right?

Hugs and make it a great day,








8 Responses to "Update on Stained walkway"

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  1. Lynn

    September 3, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Wow… that looks amazing even after 3 years!!

  2. Colleen

    September 4, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    I used to live in MPLS, so I can attest to winter’s harsh effects on our sidewalks and driveways. This looks really good, and it’s holding up!

  3. Joy2Journey

    September 4, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    It really is! I had a few negative comments as to the lasting power after I did it, but as you can tell … It held up VERY well!

  4. Joy2Journey

    September 4, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Thanks Lynn. I would definitely stand behind this product!!! I am thinking my back patio now 😉

  5. Liz

    September 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Wow! Thanks for doing an update I was curious how well it was lasting. One question, it doesn’t seem that you had to seal it. Is this right? All the concrete staining that I’ve seen had to be sealed, and it just seemed like way too much work so I like yours better. Just clarify that you did or did not seal it and it still holding up great! Thanks again!

  6. Joe Ponds

    November 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Excellent walkway that complimented on your door. Looking good! 🙂

  7. Claire

    March 25, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    I really want to do this and your post makes it seem easy and long lasting! What were the exact products you used? Thanks so much, it looks beautiful!

  8. Joy2Journey

    October 7, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    I have a link in this post that links to the original and it shows the products and how I used them. It really has stood up well to the Minnesota winters.

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