We took a chance and came out on top
It’s such a love hate relationship sometimes in my industry of work, especially this time of year in the rainy season.
First off, this project was such a slog getting her ready to be coated with one of our custom designs. The old stamped concrete has a few layers of colour sealer on there, which needed to be removed before we could even think about any other options. Some contactors like to use sand blasting for this process, but I find it much too messy typically getting all the neighbourhood covered in dust, so we go about it differently, more old fashioned and get stuck into it with the grinders.
We started giving the whole area a good grind down with the floor grinder, then followed by the hand grinder, then finally by the angle grinder making sure we got into all the nook and crannies to make sure our new products would hold properly.
After this, a dirty mix flood coating was applied, then ground back again nice and smooth, completely taking away all visibility of the old stamped pattern, leaving us with a flat surface to work with. A final base coating was applied before dodging around the weather and getting our design sprayed down.
With all of our coatings, not just our custom designs, we are well known for airing on the side of caution with the weather. We always put the money / profit aspect second, making sure we make the right choices for our customers so they get the best possible result from us, doing everything we can not to get rained on during our installations.
This project was roughly about 2 weeks actual working hours, but took us over a month to complete, in and around other work, making sure we made the right choices for the final coatings.
We did take a chance today however, but with rain booked in at 5pm onwards and bright sunny skies, we went like a bat out of hell and got our work done, much to the delight of our client.
This is a version of our Stormy Skies design which over several sit downs, customised the colour toning to suit our customers requirements. We wanted to tone everything back a bit and bring it into a more pastel appeal, but still keeping the the creative aspect of this particular design. If you have a look through our previous work for our Stormy Skies, you’ll see our normal version is very contrasted, more heavily toned and certainly has the fierce aspect of Thor smashing his hammer at the after skies as they erupt into storm. But this version, is more the calm before the storm. More mellow. More tame….but still very cool (if I can say so myself with all my modesty).
I am my harshest critic with everything I do, but I also like to give ourselves a pat on the back when we get it right.
We got this one right. Every piece flowing to intention. Every tone intertwined into each other. Very few mistakes.
I really love what I do.
Thank you McNab family. You’re patience and hospitality was outstanding and it was truly lovely to do business with you.