Warm summer weather is the perfect time of year to resurface ugly concrete home exteriors. Whether a worn down walkway, a tracked-up driveway or a pitted patio floor, now is the time to upgrade, beautify and protect concrete surfaces with easy do-it-yourself solutions.
“You always want to start with the proper prep work,” says Peter Daich, president of Daich Coatings. “This includes power washing the surface, fixing cracked areas and filling in pitted holes and gaps. After that, there are a range of economical products available to transform those ugly surfaces into stand-out show stoppers for your home.”
Daich Coatings offers a variety of unique spreadable stone coatings for concrete surfaces including SpreadStone™, SpreadRock™ and RollerRock. Each require a different amount of DIY skill and can result in varied levels of creative results.
SpreadStone™ Decorative Concrete Resurfacing Kit
Unlock your creative talents with the all-in-one SpreadStone kit that includes pre-mixed primer, base coat, accent coat, clear sealer, stone texture roller and grout line stencil tape. With this kit you can create a stunning decorative stone surface fast and easy. In just a weekend transform a ho-hum walkway into a showcase stone sidewalk.
Five appealing colors are available for this kit: Cold Gold Slate, Lake Rock, Midnight Slate, Summit Grey and Sun Ledge. Choose from a kit covering 100 square feet for under $150 or a larger kit covering 400 square feet of space for under $500.
No matter which kit you select, the results are impressive. The real stone surface resists impact and abrasion, chemicals, water, mold and mildew, along with U/V brittle rays. You’ll also find it resists freeze and thaw conditions and heat. An added benefit is the superior traction of the surface serves as a safety feature.
SpreadRock Speckled Granite Surface
Applied with a trowel on both horizontal and vertical surfaces, SpreadRock granite stone coating has exceptional decorative and protective benefits when applied to concrete, masonry and other surfaces. The bonding technology and real stone composition ensure solid adhesion, superior flexibility and dependable durability.
Available in Mocha, Anvil, Ice Grey, Brownstone, Flint Grey, Sandstone and Sante Fe colors. Each one resists rain, snow, salt, chemicals, mold, mildew, UV light and hot tire pickup, along with excessive heat and bitter cold temperatures.
The quick and easy standing squeegee trowel application means people can apply the product from a comfortable standing position. After rolling on a coat of textured primer and letting it dry for two hours, a squeegee is then used to apply two thin coats of SpreadRock. The product covers 33 to 40 square feet per gallon. Once cured for 24 hours, everything is top-coated with a clear sealer.
SpreadRock provides an elegantly authentic speckled granite coating ideal for porches, steps, walkways and entrances. The product can also be applied to bathroom and basement floors, accent walls and pool decks.
Generally priced at less than $50 per gallon, SpreadRock also comes in a five-gallon container at about $160 for larger projects.
RollerRock Real Stone Coating
Traditionally used on horizontal surfaces like driveways, garage floors and walkways, RollerRock is a proven economical solution for high coverage areas. Each gallon of the product covers 85 to 100 square feet for under $50.
With RollerRock, it’s all about rolling. After rolling on a coat of textured primer and letting it dry for two hours, a roller is then used to apply two thin coats of RollerRock. Once cured for 24 hours, everything is top-coated with a roll-on clear sealer.
The real stone coating of RollerRock resists salt, chemical, impact and abrasion, along with hot tire pickup. The product also resists freeze/thaw conditions, mold, mildew, water and UV rays.
Available in 15 colors, RollerRock is laboratory tested to provide up to double the recommended OSHA slip-resistance rating. Two coats is all it takes to achieve a lasting textured stone floor that delivers added foot traction and safety to walking surfaces.
“No matter which stone coating you choose to apply, you can get a transform an ugly concrete surface in just one weekend,” says Daich. “The warmer summer weather accelerates drying times, so the process goes smoothly and produces fast, impressive and long-lasting results.”