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How to Score Lines and Apply Finish to a Concrete Patio

By: Danny Lipford

To improve the looks of a concrete patio:

  • Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface with a pressure washer.
  • Give the concrete character by cutting a series of shallow lines into it.
  • After laying out the pattern for the lines, cut them into the concrete using a circular saw equipped with a masonry blade and using a board a guide.
  • Since this can generate a lot of dust, wear a respirator while cutting.
  • Apply a concrete stain or paint to seal the surface and add a touch of color.

Watch this video to find out more.

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