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Vol. 1 No. 1 - February 2001

Color Your World with Integrally Colored Concrete

Walt Disney World awesome integrally color concrete outdoor area.Choosing integrally colored concrete offers lasting color and design options with the right materials, tools and techniques.

By Susan M. Brimo-Cox
February 1, 2001
Gil Santistevan, a Master in Crafting Decorative Concrete

Stamping integrally colored concrete driveway apron.It’s more dainty, more elegant, like between silk and cloth with hard-eners. The grays and browns last forever. He also likes to sprinkle color on top of the concrete with a brush to create freckles, just like real stones offer.

By Bob Graham
February 6, 2001
Educate with Decorative Concrete Training Programs

Decorative Concrete Training Programs offer lucrative skills to students.Learning the necessary skills required for this type of concrete work produces high-quality results? Concrete Decor shares some thoughts!

By Bruce Hackett
February 7, 2001
Introducing Rare Earth Labs, Inc.

Hand Engraved concrete stones were individually stained with Rare Earth colors.Making concentrated concrete stains in Arkansas, with these stains water makes them better.

By Bob Graham
February 8, 2001
Delineation of Concrete - Saw cutting concrete

How to saw cut driveway using delineation.Delineation is used on these jobs to separate the various irregular shapes and arches so that colors and stains don’t run together. The sawcuts themselves are either grouted or just left exposed, with the unstained concrete showing.

By Jack Klein
February 1, 2001
Make a Statement with Overlays for Concrete

Concrete overlay using multiple colors and a saw cut design.Although existing concrete surfaces offer unique staining opportunities, cementitous overlays provide a palette of unlimited color and texture.

By Robin Suttell
February 9, 2001
Decorative Concrete Techniques - a New Way to Throw Concrete Color Release

Using a brush to throw color release onto concreteHow many times have you wished there was a better way to throw the powder release agent down before stamping... besides by the handful? Well, here's another way. How to throw color release onto concrete with a brush.

February 10, 2001
Ask Concrete Decor: Acid Staining, Powder Release Agents and More

Ask Concrete Decor a question, have it answered.Need to have a decorative concrete question answered? Ask it!

I am new to acid staining and would like to know the best floor prep for staining on old and new concrete?

February 11, 2001
Pearl Abrasive Concrete Crack-Chaser Blade

Crack-Chaser Blade from Pearl Abrasive Company was designed for more efficient cleaning, routing and repairing of cracks in concrete.The Crack-Chaser Blade from Pearl Abrasive Company was designed for more efficient cleaning, routing and repairing of cracks in concrete. The diamond segments are sintered to the core in a V-shaped pattern, leaving a clean groove for filling.

February 5, 2001
Decorative Concrete Techniques - Cleaning & Re-Sealing Exposed Aggregate

How to clean exposed aggregateExposed aggregate is a common theme around many backyard swimming pools, and it's often a gorgeous accent to poolside appeal. How to clean exposed aggregate concrete.

February 4, 2001
Transform Your World of Concrete with Metal Plating

Transform ordinary decorative concrete into an amazing piece of art with PlateAll metal coating.Amidst a myriad of decorative coatings for concrete, PlateAll Metal Coating emerges. PlateAll can transform a rather ordinary concrete surface into one that resembles solid cast metal with many of its attributes.

February 12, 2001
Brushing up on your Concrete Finishing Techniques

Tips & How to's for using Integrally colored concreteWith integrally colored concrete, color problems are frequently the result of poor finishing techniques. Tips for finishing integrally colored concrete.

February 3, 2001
The Torpedo Groover for Concrete Control Joints

Torpedo Groover for concrete slab control joints.The Torpedo Groover from SLIP INDUSTRIES is a 56” long, machine tooled, high grade aluminum groover. This groover cuts an initial straight control joint 1½” deep in freshly placed concrete every time.

February 1, 2001
Diamond Engraving Pin for Concrete that fits a Dremel

Diamond engraving bit for concrete that fits a Dremel toolThe concrete engraving pin by Star Diamond is a solid (not coated) diamond segment ¼” in diameter by 1” long diamond router on an 1/8” shank.

February 2, 2001
Basics of Concrete Overlays

Applying concrete overlay to existing surface for a decorative look.After the existing substrate is properly cleaned and prepared, apply a self-leveling overlay. If desired saw cut, "grout lines" into the concrete overlay. Apply the your choice of stain. Remove excess stain and neutralize the surface before sealing it.

February 1, 2001