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resurfacing pressed concrete

kel
Experienced Contributor

resurfacing pressed concrete

hi guys,any suggestions how to recoat a pressed concrete patio,it is concrete that looks like floorboards.i don't think the builders put any sealer on it when they did it,so after 8 years there is a bit of wear of it.IMG_0779.jpg

MartyH
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Re: resurfacing pressed concrete

@kel

 

Could you just paint it like any other concrete floor?

 

You can test whether it is sealed by just putting a little bit of water on the surface and seeing if it absorbs. If it beads, then you will have to get rid of the sealer before doing anything else. 

 

https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/paint/how-to-paint/how-to-paint-concrete-floors

 

 

 

This might also be helpful - 

https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/paint/how-to-paint/how-to-paint-a-concrete-driveway

kel
Experienced Contributor

Re: resurfacing pressed concrete

thanks marty,water doesn;t bead,so obviously they never sealed it,so i guess to get the effect that i want,i will have to just paint it and then when it is dry,i will have to do the wood grain effect in a darker brown then seal it.

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