Tips for recoloring and re-sealing stamped concrete
Concrete is highly versatile – you can apply stamps to give your concrete flooring the texture you want. Stamped concrete will last for many years, and it is highly durable and easy to maintain. Before or even after your stamped concrete starts to wear out, you won’t have to replace it – you can rejuvenate it simply by recoloring it and re-sealing it.
The method for recoloring stamped concrete is fairly simple, but you may still want to contact a qualified concrete expert. Because different portions of your stamped concrete surface may have aged differently, you do not want to start off by staining the entire surface. If you do, some parts of the surface may take the stain differently than others. Your best bet is to apply a tinted base coat to even things out and then to apply a second coat in a contrasting color. This process will result in a uniform look in terms of both color and pattern. After applying both coats, you can then finish the surface with a clear sealer or lightly tinted sealer.
Just because your concrete surface is worn out or discolored doesn’t mean that you have to replace it. Recoloring stamped concrete is a much more affordable and efficient option.