Concrete Staining Provides a Unique Look

Sep 09, 2021

Concrete is an exceptional building product. Its durability, longevity and ability to form into a variety of shapes keeps it extremely popular. Despite adding value to a property and creating tidy spaces, it isn’t the look everyone in Atlanta likes, and it doesn’t always blend in well with its surroundings.

New concrete finishing techniques address the need for more individualized concrete work. With results that can stand out with pops of color or mimic subtle natural surfaces, concrete staining provides a unique look that coordinates with any exterior.

Where to Use Concrete Staining

You can use concrete staining anywhere you have concrete in Marietta. The stains can be used on either new or existing installations and are a great way to restore the appearance of older concrete. Since they are stains and not paint, they have excellent wear resistance. The durability of concrete combined with the stain’s fade and wear resistance makes them an excellent choice for:

  • Walkways
  • Patios
  • Retaining walls
  • Fireplaces
  • Pool decking

There are acid-based and water-based concrete stain formulations. Both provide permanent, fade-resistant and chip-resistant finishes. Water-based stains come in a greater number of colors.

Combine Concrete Staining with Other Techniques

Combining concrete staining with other finishing techniques creates a look that fits your unique personality and outdoor space in Johns Creek. There is no end to the combinations you can put together. Here are some possibilities:

  • A solid color with a scored or swirled pattern
  • A lightly tinted finish on a heavily brushed surface
  • A bold color stamped in a brick or tile pattern
  • Multiple muted colors swirled and stamped in a natural stone pattern
  • A solid color combined with a contrasting stencil pattern

To keep your concrete’s unique look as fresh as possible, a concrete sealer will add some luster and keep the elements out. After the first application, the sealer is reapplied every few years, although the schedule you need may be different depending on how much use the area gets.

With over 30 years of experience, MD Residential LLC has the expertise to create the custom concrete look you’re after. Contact our office in the North Atlanta Metro area today to design your unique concrete staining project.

Posted on behalf of MD Residential LLC