Decorative Covacrete Resurfacing is the process of taking your existing old, worn out concrete area, then through the process of overlay resurfacing, creating something sleek and stylish that will have your friends and family envious with your new concrete.
Typically we start out the process with any repair work that is required, fixing small cracks and depressions with grinding and patching products, also, if required, removing sections of the previous concrete that cannot be repaired and replacing it with new concrete before starting the process.
Once this is completed, the surface areas receives an acid bath and high pressure clean, removing some of the remaining existing surface, whilst also getting rid of unwanted dirt, mold and greasy particles.
From there we begin our actual resurfacing process, which typically the products use do not change, only the application in which they are applied. We generally base coat your existing area to make sure everything is nice and smooth for our new product, then we tape whatever patterns are required, then we spray our main colouring and border colours, followed by decorative applications of swirls, patching and flecks, finally finishing off with 2 coats of high grade sealer.
Standard Finishing Style
Our standard finishing style consists of the basics.
After repair work and base coatings are completed, a basic taping pattern is laid down, usually in a diamond or tile shape and a border if required.
The entire surface is then sprayed with Covacrete in the colour of clients choosing, followed by off setting flecks. Then after removing the tape revealing our pattern, 2 coats of high grade sealer are applied.
Contemporary Finishing Style
Our Contemporary finishing style consists of a little more intricate design, with more of an old fashioned type feel to the end result.
After repair work and base coatings have been completed, we then proceed with our taped patterns in the design our clients choose. These may consist of center pieces like a compass, borders and inserts from sides into the main surface area, these borders may also be a mock tile design.
We then proceed to spray the borders and center pieces with different colours than what is to be sprayed over the main area. We then tape these areas off ready for the main coatings of Covacrete.
The main surface area is then sprayed in a different colour of the clients choosing, followed by off setting flecks to add some depth and character, finally finishing off with removing all the tape and 2 coats of high grade sealer.
Modern Finishing Style
Our Modern finishing style is a blend of sharply contrasted colours and patterns, really adding that WOW factor to your area.
As always, after completion of the preparation work and base coating, we then begin our taped designs on the surface of the concrete. Using triangular patterns with small and large areas, blending and contrasting against different aspects of the existing area as much as possible, maybe adding a border if required as well.
From here we typically give the surface a double coating of the main colour that has been chosen, followed by anywhere from 2-3 other colours that we use for patching full areas, patch sliding out of individual corners of our triangles, and of course swirling designs itemising each triangular area to be individual from the next. Sometimes, flecking is also completed depending on the final results if the area needs to have a little depth added, then of course finishing off by removing our taping and 2 coats of sealer.
This design is a focus on team work and understand between our clients and our selves to come up with something that is truly unique. Although a plan is laid out for the colouring and basic designs, in the end this process comes down to the individual installer’s artistic approach and what he/she see’s needs to be done to work properly throughout the area.
You are hiring the installers artistic approach and ability more so than just someone who you think can complete the work.
At the end of the day, whichever style suits your fancy, you’ll end up with something that not only looks superb, but really elevates the feel of your property..not to mention increasing it’s value.
Keep in mind what I’ve outlined here for the basic fundamentals of each style, although their names generalise for an end feel to your project, there is no reason why we can’t mix and match these styles to create a style that is truly unique.
Have a chat with us soon about your project, not only are we qualified, professional and experienced installers of Covacrete Resurfacing, we like to give ourselves a few notches on the belt for having the artistic foresight to make any area be a world class design.