This is what decorative concrete looks like after it has been poured, textured, and stamped. This concrete patio features a Roman Slate body with an Ashlar Slate border, and an Old World Compass Medallion stamp at its center.
Concrete’s transformation is rather remarkable after color is handpainted onto its surface, known as the post-coloring method. The blue and green colors selected for the compass stamp really pop against the bronze color of the patio. Please note, this technique for coloring concrete is different than integral coloring, a process that involves adding color directly to the concrete mix.
The photo below captures the end product after concrete is antiqued and sealed. Antiquing is a process during which color is applied to the lowest textured areas for contrast. Sealing your decorative concrete not only protects it from stains and deterioration, but also enhances the stamp pattern and textures.
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Thanks for reading our blog. Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.