Category: Concrete

Original Stain System vs. Endura Stain System from Jaime Villagomez

Jaime Villagomez, our CEO, was asked to explain Original Stain system vs Endura Stain: Here are a few thoughts about the differences between the two systems. Flexibility in Use Our original solid stain is a workhorse and does a great job but we wanted to create a product that could be as good or better that had no pot life and was a single component. Both systems were designed to be offered in Solid Color,

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How To’s – Preparation

Preparation, the MOST important step!   Let’s start by emphasizing the importance of preparation. Please keep this in mind every time you are working with NewLook. Proper preparation of the concrete surface is key to the long-term success of NewLook and most any other concrete coating. Do not take shortcuts! They will come back to haunt you! Here is a list of the most common issues that can cause coatings to fail. The Problem: Surface is

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Winterizing Concrete with DriveHard

Winterizing Concrete with DriveHard     Winter is upon us, so it’s time to winterize your concrete! When rain, snow or ice settles into the cracks of concrete and/or saturates the substrate, concrete will shift and move every time freezing and thawing occurs. This reoccurring movement can make the cracks expand (when water freezes it can expand about 9%) or it can create brand new cracks.  This can potentially be very harmful to concrete surfaces, especially when left unprotected.

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Hawaiian Pool Deck in Endura Cool Stain

Hawaiian Pool Deck in Endura Cool Stain   All Things Flooring of Hawaii sent us these wonderful photos that he did recently of a pool deck for a customer in Ewa Beach. Before, this pool deck was outdated and discolored. It was not something that was worth looking at.  However, EnduraCool took care of all of that by renewing this old slab of concrete into something beautiful!   They began by cleaning the surface of the concrete with a pressure washer to remove all

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Definitely Dapper in EnduraCool

Definitely Dapper in EnduraCool Jason Trihey of Dapper Surfaces in Rochester, MN sent us these before and after pictures recently of a job in EnduraCool. Before, the surrounding concrete was worn, outdated and the color really didn’t accentuate the exterior of this modern home.  Jason and his team did a great job staining this patio and the surrounding areas.  They used EnduraCool in Medium Gray (276) and EnduraStain in Light Gray (275) and Charcoal (206).   By alternating colors, Jason and

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Hooters in EnduraCool – Las Vegas

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Hooters in EnduraCool – Las Vegas, NV         When most people think of Hooters, they think of chicken wings and waitresses, not hotels and pools.   That is why A.C.T, LLC. was commissioned by Hooters Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to revive their pool deck.   Ken started the 14,000 sq. ft. project by power-washing and using Mean Klean Eco Acid to prep the surface.  Then used EnduraCool in two custom colors, Custom Green Tint and Moonshine to stain the concrete.  

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Picturesque Diamond Concrete Pathways

Picturesque Diamond Concrete Pathways   Have you ever wondered what the most picturesque yard could look like? Well, search no more because we have found it!! These diamond concrete pathways are amazing! Marie Ciaffa of New Jersey, a DIY customer, has achieved such a feat with her yard and concrete walkways, that we just had to brag about it!   Marie’s yard on its own is simply beautiful, but she decided a few months back to take on a daring

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Antler’s Bridge – Cal Trans Hwy. 5

Antler’s Bridge – California The extraordinary overpass bridge in Sacramento, CA was commissioned by Cal Trans to both Jerry Stuart and Jim Currie, Certified NewLook Installers, to stain.  It is located on Highway 5 and it is remarkable the time and effort that these contractors and their crews put into this large project.   When we asked Jim about the project, he said, ” The bridge people did all the blasting with walnut shells and water blasting.  After

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Pool Decks – Concrete Restoration

Pool Decks – Concrete Restoration A stunning example in concrete restoration by Kevin Brown.  This pool deck was so dated and was in need of repair, so Kevin was called in to makeover this out of style pool deck.   Kevin started by cleaning the concrete thoroughly and made sure the surface was porous enough to accept product.  He brushed on the Base color of Endura Stain in Beach House (233) with a NewLook applicator brush.  After

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How to Restore a Stamped Concrete Patio

How to Restore a Stamped Concrete Patio This old stamped concrete patio was in desperate need of attention and renovation.  It had been previously stained, but the it was worn, discolored and very unattractive. Decorative concrete can be fickle. Sometimes it can be overworked with different stains and look displeasing. Other times simplicity is best, which in this case, was the best thing.  Kevin Brown was commissioned to restore this well used patio, by re-staining and

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How to Restore Concrete Pool Decks

How to Restore Concrete Pool Decks Decorative concrete can be tricky, especially if you don’t know what to use or how to go about it.  For example, this dingy pool concrete deck was in need of some real time and attention. The concrete deck was plain, weathered, discolored and out-dated. It needed something to make it attractive again, but the owners were not sure where to start. As a result, Kevin Brown – decorative concrete contractor in

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