One of my first posts on this blog was the success we had staining the concrete on our patio. It turned out to be one of my favorite projects we've done. Since it is our most popular and visited post so far, we wanted to share this update with you. Here we are a year later. While we still l.o.v.e. the over all look of the stained patio,
(move Dex, fine! He's such a ham.)
it is starting to show some wear.
This is the largest problem area.
As much as we loved the ease of the Behr Concrete Dye Kit, the sealer has left much to be desired. It was supposed it give it a wet look, while retaining good traction. Well, we never did see the wet look, and as you can tell our dye is coming up.
For the most part, the dye is intact. However, there are a couple of spots around the edge of the concrete that are literally lifting up from the concrete, exposing that bland salmon colored concrete.
Our solution? We we haven't solitified one yet, we're still in brainstorming mode. Our thoughts were to buy the individual cans of dye, restain, and then buy a better quality sealer. This sealer just didn't cut it in our book. We're under the impression that if the sealer had been more durable, this may not have happened at all.
Just thought we'd share with you this temprary blunder.
Any thoughts or your opinions? We're hoping to get this done before cold weather comes through. However, given the fact we live in sunny southern California, we still have some time.
Time to go. I have a very full to-do list, and I need to get started. Thanks for reading.