Door frames, closets and kitchen
cabinets are all outlined with a 2-
inch wide brush. The worker who
follows with the larger applicator
can then move through the
house quickly and efficiently.
Once your concrete has been
stained, cleaned and sealed, it is
not usually possible to improve
problem areas by a reapplication
of stain. The stain will not suc-
cessfully penetrate unless all
sealer is removed chemically. In
some instances, touch-ups with
artist’s acrylic paints will be the
best way to conceal certain
unavoidable blemishes. These
touch-ups are best performed
by an artist familiar with faux
painting and color matching.
They are performed over the
first coat of cured sealer so
that the background color is
known and can be matched.
Subsequent coatings of sealer
or wax may then be applied to
protect the acrylic touch-ups
Once staining and sealing
are complete, you may want
to protect the slab if further
work by other trades is scheduled on the property. Protect
the floors with rosin paper, applying tape only to the paper itself
A water-based sealer will hold the
stain color close to its "dry"
shade, although it will be shiny.