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stained my patio red
Posted by: davemchine
Date: April 26, 2006 08:40AM
I was aiming for a sandy color but it's all guesswork due to the composition of the concrete. Here is a link to some pics.

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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: spearmint
Date: April 26, 2006 08:53AM
I think it is a nice woodlike color not red. Looks like a fun place.




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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: LaserKun
Date: April 26, 2006 08:54AM
davemac, I think it looks good. Good job...
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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: Phy
Date: April 26, 2006 09:02AM
I like it!
What kind of stain did you use?
My patio is aggregate, so doubt if I could get your good results.
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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: April 26, 2006 09:03AM
Now I want to stain my patio...

It looks really nice.
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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: Carm
Date: April 26, 2006 09:42AM
Follow up to "painting concrete patio, advice?" thread. Good job Dave.

Carm
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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: davemchine
Date: April 26, 2006 10:08AM
Thanks for all the compliments, i think it certainly looks better than the grey! It was very easy to do. I picked up the stain at home depot for $25/gallon. The sprayer was $20. Basically you just spray it on and then even it out with a roller.

Color is a bit of a shot in the dark. Apparently the mix of the concrete will vastly effect the end color. In my case it was supposed to be sandy but came out red in my mind, orange in my wife's mind, and the color of the sunset according to my 5yr old daughter. In a few days I'm going to use the same stain on my front walkway and it will be interesting to see what color it comes out as.

Carm, you are correct that this thread is a followup to a previous one where I received an abundance of good advice. This is a great group and I really appreciate all the help provided here.

Dave
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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 26, 2006 11:18AM
nice work !
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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: chipsteĀ®
Date: April 26, 2006 11:38AM
Getting ready to spruce up our deck (wood). Gonna pressure wash and paint. It is grey now but we are really sick of the color. I guess it's off to Lowes for options. Your patio looks great.
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Re: stained my patio red
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: April 26, 2006 12:12PM
you could kill a lot of people on that patio and nobody would be the wiser.
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