Category: residential project

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 Before, this pool deck was outdated and discolored.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 Before, the surrounding concrete was worn, outdated and the color really didn’t accentuate the exterior of this modern home.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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Stamped Concrete Patio – SlabFX

Stamped Concrete Patio – SlabFX Paul Patton, Certified NewLook Installer, of SlabFX in Louisiana was behind this wonderful stamped concrete patio.  He started by prepping the concrete to make it porous and clean for the stain to adhere completely.  He used Original Solid Color Stain in Light Wheat (283) as the base and a combination of two Translucent Enhancers in Mountain Brown (294) and Summer Sand (297). Paul added a Fleur de Lis in the

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