What Concrete Tools Do I Need?
Concrete Tools to Use During the Staining Process
The following concrete tools are not mandatory, but we wanted to be sure to capture any of the tools that are used frequently by our customers. This will cover any of the tools that are used from protecting yourself and nearby walls, scoring, cleaning, stain application and sealing. For a look at our products, please go to our Products page.
The prep tools that you want to use should be used to protect you and the surrounding area where the project will be taking place. You don’t want to get stain all over yourself or nearby walls and buildings.
Scoring is cutting the concrete into interesting designs. One of the most common and best-looking features you can add prior to staining is scoring into diamond or other shapes to enhance the sophistication of the lines. Also, many people do this to alternate colors in interesting patterns. The following concrete tools will be needed to perform scoring.
|Tape Measure||Pencil||Chalk Line|
|Extension Cord||Grinder w/ Diamond Blade||Square and Straight Edge|
One of the most important aspects to having a high quality concrete result is on the cleaning prior to stain. It is often overlooked as a minor slow down in the process, but is actually a very important piece of successfully getting the look you want. In some cases, the concrete tools needed are expanded depending upon how contaminated the surface is. We have listed everything you should need below.
|Water Hose||Soap||Cleaner (Non-Toxic is ideal)|
|Rags||Broom / Vacuum||Scrub Brushes|
|Patching Material||Trowel||Rubbing Stone|
There are many ways to apply stain to concrete that require vastly different concrete tools. So, we will include as many as we can think of so that you are not left without a couple of options. Remember to prep before this stage as there can be permanent damage if that is not done.
|1 Gallon Pump Sprayer||Brush with Handle||Paint Brush|
|Brooms||Mop||Ammonia (acid-based stains)|
Concrete tools used during the sealing process include not just physical tools, but also requirements for a safe area around the project. Sealers must be applied to staining projects in order to protect the stain further. Although most stains are permanent, scuffing and chipping is possible when weather and traffic effect the area. So, to increase the lifespan of the concrete the sealing process is a must.
|Paint Roller||Drill and Stirring Rod||Paint Pan|
|Ventilated Area||Sealer Tint||No Open Flame|