concrete stairs

concrete stairs – Resurfacing concrete steps revives the luster and vibrancy they once suffered from, and makes dilapidated ones safe again. The process is simple but should be controlled to keep people from walking on the fresh cement. The steps themselves will be unavailable for three to four days when they dry.

The first step along the way is to clean the surfaces. Typically, a chisel and hammer are employed to knock out the broken surface pieces but care needs to be taken to keep from breaking underlying concrete. A power washer is helpful in completing the cleaning.

The 2nd step is to frame the steps to keep fresh concrete from pouring over the sides. Using lumber and stakes, you can build a box that surrounds the perimeters, which will keep the new material very neat.

concrete stairs
Once the lumber is within place, it is time to begin mixing the concrete paint and mix. The paint is really a mixture of cement and water, passing on the consistency of paint so you can brush the first layer on the steps. Once this really is applied, the new mix will bond better. A combination consists of cement, sand and water. Be careful not to make the mix to runny. You ought to be able to form it inside the lumber box.

concrete stairs
The ultimate stage in resurfacing concrete steps is to allow it to dry around an hour before covering with a plastic sheet. The sheet reminds people not to walk there, and supply a barrier allowing the mix to dry within the next three days. Once this really is complete, you may want to apply yet another layer of cement paint to provide them a nice even look.

 

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