Stained Concrete

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  1. BLewis
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    IMG_6588.JPG IMG_6589.JPG IMG_6590.JPG IMG_6591.JPG I went to do an estimate for some VCT and Stained Concrete at a salon. She said they wanted the stained concrete waxed but I told them that I wouldn't wax it. I told them I would do the bathrooms and office VCT and clean the concrete. Then if they wanted I would check into a finish or seal to apply afterwards.

    What do you guys apply to stain concrete to give it a shine? I'll post some pics but I'm sure you won't be able to see very good. She is checking to see what it was sealed with originally.
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    I would probably hit it is with a monkey pad then reseal it. then buff to a shine.
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    Clean it well and high speed buff with a white or tan thermal pad.
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    I doubt a monkey would do anything.

    I'll get Falzone's opinion
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    That type of stained concrete has a light coating of stain on the surface and if you hit it with a Monkey Pad or any other abrasive pad you will scratch the stain off. You can put a coating on it. The customer asked for 'wax' which is how they view it, but water based 'wax' for concrete is called 'guard' and it has chemical bonding agents in it to make it stick to the concrete. You can get Ameripolish 3D Stain Guard or Sentinal Formula 404 from your local Aramsco interlink Supply. Give it a light scrub with neutral cleaner and organic citrus, rinse well, apply 1 or 2 coats of guard, collect your money.
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    Oops. No monkey pads.
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    Thanks Robert!
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    You treat just like VCT. It does need a finish, or sacrifice coating. Do it!!
    You can also twister pad them.
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    That would work but it don’t have to get all fancy. And like I said, if you have the ability, you can twister diamond pad with a propane, or regular high speed.
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    We had a stained concrete in our previous home. We did the staining ourselves.
    The stain manufacturer recommends waxing as one of the methods of guarding it. Just make it clear to the client that the wax gets scratched fairly easily.
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    It's dead simple. Clean the floor and get flat mop and an applicator pad, Apply 3 or 4 coats - it turns to glass. Collect. Deposit,Spend.
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    This is sounding cm
    This is sounding complicated.
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    Dead simple Damon. And VERY lucrative. I have a cheque in front of me for $500. It took me an hour and a half. I did a 2 br apartment a few weeks ago, apply a few coats and I got $800 for 3 hours. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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    Can @hogjowl do it?
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    Not if it involves using a screwdriver
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    Is it perfect? Heck no. But with a little elbow grease and the above mentioned product it looks pretty good. Did I ever show you my personal corner? 20160328_133442.jpg 20160328_133442.jpg 20160903_121310.jpg 20160903_121310.jpg
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    10-4!! It is simple! When I said fancy, I was referring to the product. The rest is as you say:headscratch::biggrin:
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    That's the corner he hangs out with his rain coat on.
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