Staining concrete sidewalks is the easiest of staining projects. This is simply because the entire surface can be reached by hand without having to walk on it which makes it a manageable project for the do-it yourselfer. It’s a great way to get a feel for how staining works before attempting a bigger job such as a patio or driveway.
Staining can be done on new or existing sidewalks and is the least expensive method to decorate other than applying a colored sealer. Acid staining, acrylic staining, or faux finish staining are all ideal for sidewalks as well as most other concrete surfaces. You can also use scoring/engraving techniques to create patterns and designs. As with any staining job, the most important step is surface preparation. Any sealers, stains, and dirt must be removed for maximum penetration of the concrete stains.
After staining concrete sidewalks, it’s important to apply a concrete sealer, especially with acid stains. This will further enhance the coloring and protect it from the weather and foot traffic. A sidewalk should be resealed every few years to get the longest life out of it.
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