Guide Wood Stamped Concrete Patio
Wood Stamped Concrete Patio finish gives a plain gray concrete surface a visually appealing design and color. A stamped concrete veneer must bind to a regular concrete plate of normal thickness. The stamped concrete often uses another colored release agent to give the finished product highlights. The release means keeps the stamps from sticking to the wet concrete. The stamps are usually rented on a concrete delivery house and are available in different shapes, sizes and printed patterns.
Build a Wood Stamped Concrete Patio shape with one-of-4 inch wood slabs. The form must be completely embossed concrete perimeter. Custom cut the boards to size with a saw and nail corners along with a two-inch nail and a hammer. Attach the forms to the area around the stamped concrete. Place the shape supports every 6 feet. Insert the form to the ground along the outer edge of a patio or walkway. If the mold rests on a concrete slab, hold the mold in place with a water bucket or breeze block. Adjust the shape and position of the form with the inserts or heavy objects.
Mix the Wood Stamped Concrete Patio to the manufacturer’s instructions. Pay special attention to the instructions for adding color. Incorrect mixing of the dye causes an uneven surface. When mixed, the concrete should have the consistency of toothpaste and all dye swirls must disappear. Pour the wet concrete into the mold. Start at the far end or corner and work to an open edge. Avoid working in a corner.