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Keeping Broom Finished Concrete Vibrant
Lots of people wonder about keeping their broom finished concrete clean and vibrant. If look at broom finished concrete closely you will see all those little ridges. As people walk on, drive over and shovel across them, tiny pieces break away from the peaks.
The solution is to use these steps to eliminate the problem.
1. Thoroughly prep the surface with a power washer and any chemicals needed to remove contaminants.
2. Use a 14" metal scraper to scrape the entire surface. You’re scraping off all those particles from the peaks before they cause trouble, so don’t miss any areas!
3. Use a powerful leaf blower to blow the scraped particles off the surface to be stained. Be thorough and blow it ALL away.
4. Apply stain as directed.
5. Apply sealer. Since you have taken away the ridges that provide traction and are about to fill the valleys with sealer, an anti-slip additive should be used to restore the traction once given by the broom finish.
Getting rid of all those tiny particles BEFORE you stain means ALL the stain will remain right where you put it and the job will stay bright much longer.
For all of your Stamped Concrete, Exposed Aggregate and Broom Finish needs please call the experts at All About Bricks and Concrete in London at 226-9851010.