Concrete Patios

Patio finished with QUIKRETE Concrete Stain

Staining Concrete Surfaces

Concrete stains can be used to give plain concrete a beautiful new look. Watch this video for tips on how to test and prepare concrete surfaces for staining.

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Concrete steps after applying textured concrete coating.

Textured Concrete Coatings

Watch this video to find out about the advantages and application of textured acrylic concrete coatings to old concrete surfaces, such as steps, patios, sidewalks, and driveways.

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Sanding a badly weathered entry door before refinishing.

Repairing Weather Damage to Your Home

Watch this video to find out how to repair damage to your home caused by the weather, from refinishing an entry door to cleaning and staining a concrete patio to replacing rotten siding.

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Marking utility lines

Building a Patio Over Buried Utility Lines

Laura asks, “We want to enlarge our patio, but there are buried utility lines running through the area. What should we do?”

Depending on the lines, you may be able to build your patio over them. Read on to find out more.

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Paver patio

How to Install Pavers Over a Concrete Patio Without Mortar

“I have a small poured concrete patio that I’d like to cover with brick pavers. Can I do this without using mortar?”

Yes, you can lay a paver patio over a concrete slab using a sand base. Read on to find out how.

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How to Clean an Older Concrete Slab Before Applying Acid Stain

David asks, “I want to acid stain an existing, older concrete slab. What’s the best way to clean the concrete so the stain will take?”

Cleaning an old concrete slab so it will take an acid stain can be difficult, but it is possible. Read on to find out more.

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How Long to Wait After Pouring a Concrete Slab Before Acid Staining?

John asks, “On a new concrete slab, how long must you wait before you can acid stain it?”

While 28 days is the norm, how long you wait will depend on the consistency of the concrete and the weather conditions. Read on to find out more.

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Applying Brick Pavers to a Concrete Slab Patio in a Cold Climate

William asks, “Can I attach brick pavers to a concrete patio slab using mortar in a cold climate, or will winter freezes and thaws cause problems?”

As long as the pavers are put down during warm weather, they should be fine. Read on to find out more.

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