Can you repaint imprinted concrete?

It is possible to paint over both plain gray and colored concrete. Rinse the TSP completely by spraying with a garden hose or power washer and let the concrete dry. Apply a concrete etching solution, using a long-handled scrub brush to reach into crevices of the stamped design.

Yes it is totally possible to change the colour of your concrete. If you are looking to give it the 2 tone look then Imprint should have you can apply a diluted coat of the smartcolour (a darker colour), allow to dry and then seal.

One may also ask, can I paint over a concrete sealer? You can‘t apply paint over an acrylic concrete sealer and expect it to bond for very long. There aren’t any pores in the concrete for the paint to absorb into and stick to the concrete. They have all been filled with the primer, paint, and sealer you have already applied.

Similarly one may ask, can you stamp concrete without color?

The secondary or antiquing color is what gives stamped concrete the look of stone, tile or wood. Without secondary color, stamped concrete looks artificial and unattractive.

Does imprinted concrete crack?

Pattern imprinted concrete problems- Cracks. Most pattern imprinted concrete companies will act as if cracks do not exist. Unless concrete is laid a metre thick there is a chance of a crack.

Is imprinted concrete cheaper than paving?

Imprinted concrete is the most hideous, artificial looking, jelly mould monstrosity that can be inflicted on a home. Normal block paving is at least 20% cheaper, and even some of the more expensive random paving or larger setts are cheaper than imprinted concrete.

How can I lighten my concrete color?

To lighten stamped concrete after using a color release powder or liquid, you must first strip the sealant with a chemical stripper designed for this purpose. Scrub the stripped concrete with a stiff-bristled brush to remove as much of the color as you can.

How do you color concrete?

In a small container, mix the concrete coloring pigment with water, and then add to the concrete, according to the instructions on the bag. Tip: The more pigment you add, the more intense the color will be. Add a little more warm water than usual to the mix so it will pour easier into the bottle.

Can you color old concrete?

Many stores will suggest using an acrylic stain to work with older concrete. But, all acrylics “stains” are, is disguised paint. Acid staining is a chemical reaction that permanently changes the color of the concrete surface. If you want to stain old concrete, using a true acid stain is always the best option.

How long will stamped concrete last?

25 years

Should stamped concrete be sealed?

Why You Should Seal Stamped Concrete. A sealer will improve the appearance of stamped concrete, prevent fading caused by UV rays and protect it from stains and harmful chemicals. Sealing after new concrete has cured and every few years for existing concrete is recommended.

Can you stamp old concrete?

You can only stamp concrete when it is still wet from a pour. To add texture to an existing patio, pour a fresh layer of concrete over the old and stamp it, provided the existing patio is in good condition. You can impress the look of brick work over a new concrete surface.

How often should stamped concrete be sealed?

every two years

How do you know when to stamp concrete?

Test to see if the concrete is readyBefore you begin stamping, check to see that the concrete has reached the right stage of plasticity. If you begin stamping too soon, the concrete won’t be firm enough to support the weight of workers or hold a well-defined imprint.