How To Renew Outdoor Stained Concrete Patio In San Diego
Stained outdoor concrete patios are a great way to enjoy outdoor living. They give an excellent outdoor space that is functional and beautiful at the same time. It’s important to take care of these stained outdoor concrete patios, so they last for many years after installation. In this blog post, we’ll explore ways to renew your outdoor stained concrete patio without replacing it!
What Is Needed To Restore Outdoor Patio Successfully
Just like any other flooring process, you need tools and some materials to restore your patio. Here’s a list of the things you will require.
- A stain
- A sealer
- Anti-slip additive
- A nap roller
- Heavy-duty power hose cleaner
- Overspray blockers (cardboard)
- A saw
- Stiff-bristled broom
Step 1: Cut The Kerfs If You Need Stain Patterns
Cutting kerfs is optional if your concrete floor has already been cut or you don’t need any stain patterns on your patio.
- You will need to use a saw with a very sharp blade and drill.
- Mark the kerf locations using an indelible marker or chalk lines
- Drill into the concrete, then cut out each section of stained outdoor patio until you have finished your pattern (remember that cutting kerfs is optional).
Step 2: Deep Cleaning And Prepping The Concrete
Regardless of the extent of the existing damage to your concrete patio floor, it is best to prepare the surface before giving it a fresh look.
Use a stiff-bristled broom to remove any debris, insects, and outdoor furniture.
Apply an outdoor concrete cleaner over the entire surface of your patio.
Wait for one hour before scrubbing with medium-grit sandpaper or steel wool pad to help remove hardened stains or oil residue.
Step 3: Apply Stain Over Your Patio Floor
Stain is not necessary if you are refinishing only small sections of your outdoor stained concrete floor. For larger areas, it’s important to apply stains in order to cover all glass particles from previous sealants, which may still be on the surface. After cleaning and prepping the surface according to step two, use a paintbrush (not roller). This will even out the stain for a more even coverage.
Stain outdoor stained concrete the same way you would any other outdoor wood decking or patio surface: with an outdoor waterproof, oil-based stain coating. This is typically applied in two coats – wait 24 hours before applying the second coat and after each coat has dried, apply one to three thin coats of sealant (topcoat) over the entire area.
Seal your outdoor stained concrete floors after 48 hours if you want to prevent liquid from soaking into them.