Concrete Stains and Dyes

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Acid Staining a Concrete Floor

With careful preparation, this treatment gives a custom touch to a plain-Jane slab. More

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Sealing a Garage Floor

Q: A customer asked me about sealing a brand-new garage slab to keep oil drips from penetrating the concrete, in case she decides to have the slab finish-painted in the future. Is this necessary? What product should we use? More

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Fixing a Ceiling Stain

Q. When a leak left water stains on our client's No. 2 pine ceiling, a painter tried to sand and bleach the marks, and then applied a natural oil stain to match the ceiling's clear finish. Unfortunately, the repairs turned a little yellow. What caused this? Is there any way to fix the ceiling now? More

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Oil Paints: Going, Going, Gone?

Environmental restrictions in the most populous areas of the country are making... More

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Cast-In-Place Concrete Counters

Forming concrete counters on-site requires careful preparation and perfect timing.... More

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Dryer vent alternative, sturdy gutter; acid-staining garage floors; specialty... More

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Decorative Floors With Polymer Overlays

Thin polymer-modified cement toppings allow this contractor to produce decorative... More

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Decorative Concrete

Why settle for the standard gray stuff? Today's concrete can be treated to... More

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Trade Talk: Epoxy Coatings for Garage Floors

Epoxy coatings for garage floors More

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Casting Concrete Countertops

Use this shop-fabricated approach to concrete countertops to improve quality and cut installation time from days to hours. More

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