Since I wanted to cover the old stains, I decided on this solid color and went with the concrete gray base color.
You could also have it tinted about a dozen different colors.
First I thoroughly cleaned the concrete with our leaf blower and a broom. You don’t want any dust or dirt on the concrete. If you haven’t cleaned it with a pressure washer, I also suggest doing that at this point.
I then applied the concrete sealer with a high nap roller that was recommended for concrete applications.
The sealer is SUPER watery so it was easy to apply. I ended up needing two full cans when I thought one would do.
So plan on the coverage area being less than described on the can.
I recommend taping along any surfaces you don’t want the stain to get on.
This picture shows the change in the concrete – it really was night and day!
I was pleased with the sealer’s coverage – you really can’t see any of the old dark marks through the sealer.
It took me a few hours to paint the entire patio with the sealer.
DIY Concrete Patio Makeover Conclusion
And here is the patio a month later with lots of use.
I’m sure the dirt would wash off with the pressure washer.
The gallons of sealer were $30 each and the cleaner was $10. So the total cost for the patio facelift was $70.
So cheap for such a huge improvement in the look of our back patio!
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