Location: Pacific Pines
Project Size: 160sqm
We were contacted on this project by our clients son who lives in Melbourne. He got onto us through our website advertising, and I was happy to hear about what kind of work they required. I’ve been working for a while now customising the staining process to bring back to life the miles and miles of old stamped concrete throughout the Gold Coast. So when we decided to go ahead with this option, my little smeagol thought it was the best thing since sliced bread and I’ve been waiting in anticipation to start this work very keenly.
After the concrete had it’s thoroughly cleaning process completed, we came back to site to try and figure out what blended colours we were going to work with that we already existing, to not only revamp the style that was already there, but add a new custom appearance to it all, not to just bring back to life the old stamp, but create something new with the blended appearance.
The existing colours where an old terracotta type tone with what appeared to be a black release agent tone that was originally used. The only problem was, under the patios the concrete stamp was still in pretty good condition, however the remainder that was out in the weather, had lost a lot of it’s colour and release agent appearance.
So we began work applying and blending our colours, taking note to keep the darker “midnight” tones in the lower points of the stamp (as it is originally), whilst allowing the new “Saxon brown” to penetrate thickly into the porous surface.
After getting all the colours in, moving them around and blending as much as we could, we finished the application off with 2 coats of HiGrade Acrylic sealer to really bring out the shine of the new colours.
Now it might just be me, but I freaking LOVE this revamp application. I’ve been stuck for years in the mindset of doing a single colour, “tint seal” option that brings old stamp up like paint…..and to be honest….looks cheap and nasty. It’s taken a while getting this design right, and to be honest, it’s still a work in progress, but for a bit of extra money and employing the right person, that old stamped mess you had poured 30 years ago can once again look like the decorative piece it was meant to be.
Thank you as always to our lovely client here. A true pleasure working for such a great person. It’s so easy to do well for friendly people.