Concrete Deck Treatment

Nashvillejoe

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Apr 14, 2013
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looking for best options for a DIY-

i have spoken to a couple people regarding Cool Deck etc- they all run around $4/foot-


are there any DIY options Stains + Sealers that are worth a S*^t??
 

chiefwej

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If it's just broom-finish concrete you can stain it, seal it, paint it, vinyl finish it. There are also a number of DIY texture deck coating finishes. Paint doesn't hold up very well but all the others a reasonable options. How do you want it to look? How much money/time/effort are you willing to devote to the project?

A lot will depend on your level of skill and experience as a DIYer and the amount of time and $$ You are willing to donate to the project.
 

Nashvillejoe

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Apr 14, 2013
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i have been looking at the Seal-Krete system- budget like to be done under $2K with something that looks good- but i am worried some of these newer products haven't been around long enough to establish much of a history. My Concrete is in very good condition- but it has Zero personality- and its rough on the feet- would like to put something down that is aesthetically groovy and add some of that non slip additive. My gut is to stay away from paint- the seal crete has an etch... followed by a bonding primer - and then 2 coat application with a sealer as a third coat-

i like the idea of the bonding primer requirement on any system for longevity- thoughts???

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If it's just broom-finish concrete you can stain it, seal it, paint it, vinyl finish it. There are also a number of DIY texture deck coating finishes. Paint doesn't hold up very well but all the others a reasonable options. How do you want it to look? How much money/time/effort are you willing to devote to the project?

A lot will depend on your level of skill and experience as a DIYer and the amount of time and $$ You are willing to donate to the project.
 
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