Acid Staining a Concrete Floor
With careful preparation, this treatment gives a custom touch to a plain-Jane slab.
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?
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?
Oil Paints: Going, Going, Gone?
Environmental restrictions in the most populous areas of the country are making...
Cast-In-Place Concrete Counters
Forming concrete counters on-site requires careful preparation and perfect timing....
Dryer vent alternative, sturdy gutter; acid-staining garage floors; specialty...
Decorative Floors With Polymer Overlays
Thin polymer-modified cement toppings allow this contractor to produce decorative...
Why settle for the standard gray stuff? Today's concrete can be treated to...
Casting Concrete Countertops
Use this shop-fabricated approach to concrete countertops to improve quality and cut installation time from days to hours.