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The Process of Applying Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete is a perfect choice to explore for a variety of different things. Since it hardens quickly, there are lots of things that you have to do in a short period of time. When you are working with other materials, there is a lot of time in which you can play with the material and then it settles over time. But this is not the case with stamped concrete, as it settles down quickly.

Yoi should choose the right contractor with proper set of needed skills to get the job fine quickly. This gets even more intense in large projects, where everything needs to be prepared and stamped prior to starting the application process.

If you are curious about the stamped concrete application process, here are some steps that you can check out.

Throw The Color Hardener

Application of color Hardener is a easy step. This can be done when the applied concrete reaches the stage of plasticity. When this stage is reached, you can start applying color hardener by throwing it on the concrete surface from your waist height.

After applying the color hardener properly, wait for it to absorb the excess water on the concrete surface. After this, you have to apply another layer of color hardener on the concrete surface.

Always Test Before Finishing

Stamping process can only be started when the concrete reaches a certain state of plasticity. That is why you should always check before starting the stamping process. Staring early can damage the concrete as it won’t be strong enough to hold the weight of the stamping team.

However, if you start too late, this could mean that you will need to apply more effort to get the stamping done, and there will be less texture applied in the concrete surface.