Concrete has long been the material of choice in homes because it’s strong, long lasting and low maintenance. A concrete driveway, footpath or patio can last for decades, making it a worthwhile investment. The only problem is that on its own, concrete can look dull and boring. It doesn’t mean it has to stay that way through. Concrete stencilling and resurfacing can transform any Brisbane home for the better – making an uninspired surface look unique and eye-catching, and a dull, run down one look brand new. Here’s what you need to know about concrete resurfacing and stencilling.
What Is Concrete Resurfacing?
A typical concrete structure is stable and durable. However, it’s top layer will be exposed to dust, sun, rain, oil and wind and over time can look all the worse for wear. Concrete resurfacing (also known as concrete stencilling or colour sealing) involves adding a layer to the surface so that it’s resistant to chemical spills, solar radiation and water. It will also reduce the risk of slipping for your safety and will be impervious to foot and vehicle traffic. You can uniformly transform the surface or use a stencil and your choice of colours, patterns and designs.
Enjoy the look of other surfaces but not the price or maintenance involved? With resurfacing you can mimic a cobblestone, tile, brick or stone’s appearance, texture and colour.
The entire process will only take a few days to complete and will be ready for use in hours.
Is This Suitable For Me?
Provided your concrete surface doesn’t have severe underlying structural damage; you can resurface it. Remember that you will need to sweep and rinse it regularly and top up its sealant every other year.
Once you decide to proceed, we’ll power wash the area and apply a custom created resurfacing mix to the surface. If the area is around a pool, we’ll add a low slip additive. For some areas, we stop here.
If you want to resurface and stencil the area, we’ll proceed to apply a primer and basecoat, before stencilling the area required. Once this is done, we’ll coat it with cover crete, sweep it and then seal it with antifungal UV resistant acrylic sealer.
It’s that simple, and in less than a weekend you can transform the look and feel of your property in Brisbane. To get started, contact Versatile Concrete today.