How to Stamp Concrete
By: Elite Crete Australia
www.EliteCreteAustralia.com.au/
Patios, Pool Deck,
Driveways etc.
Whether you want to have a new
look on your patio, or maybe
have an impressive pool deck, or
probably have a durable, low
...
Decorative Concrete @
www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
Below is a step by step procedure on
how to stamp concrete.
1. Pressu...
Decorative Concrete @
www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
2. Mix 1 part muriatic acid with 8
parts of clean water and put this
...
Decorative Concrete @
www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
3. Spray the acid and water
mixture on the concrete. You
should hear ...
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www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
4. Use the same plastic sprayer
and mix 1 part ammonia with 8
parts o...
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www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
5. Now give the concrete a good rinse
with water.
6. Mask and tape of...
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www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
8. Wet the concrete again and apply
initial base coat of THIN-FINSH™....
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www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
9. It is important that the first
base coat is entirely dry before
pr...
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10. Mix 4 bags of Elite Crete
System's TEXTURE-PAVE™ with
water in 4 ...
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12. Pour the 4 mixed bags of
TEXTURE-PAVE™ on the wet bond
coat with ...
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13. The TEXTURE-PAVE™ now needs to
begin to cure. The amount of time ...
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14. Using a pump up sprayer,
apply Elite Crete System's CLEAN-
PRINT™...
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15. Place your textured concrete
stamps on the curing TEXTURE-
PAVE™,...
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Once the surface has been
stamped, slowly peel off the
textures concr...
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16. Use your steel trowel to clean
up the excess on the edges of
the ...
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17. Once you have completed
stamping all of the TEXTURE-
PAVE™, you m...
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18. Use a grey pencil to mark out
all of the areas you wish to cut.
W...
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19. Blow the surface clean, removing
all dust before proceeding to th...
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21. Use a pump up sprayer to apply
the coloured mixture. 1 litre shou...
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22. Once the previous step has
completely dried, apply a
professional...
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concrete, epoxy floors, industrial
flo...
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  1. 1. How to Stamp Concrete By: Elite Crete Australia www.EliteCreteAustralia.com.au/ Patios, Pool Deck, Driveways etc.
  2. 2. Whether you want to have a new look on your patio, or maybe have an impressive pool deck, or probably have a durable, low maintenance and yet beautiful driveway, stamped concrete overlays is perfect for you. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au
  3. 3. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au Below is a step by step procedure on how to stamp concrete. 1. Pressure wash the concrete with a 3200 PSI pressure washer. The goal here is to remove any foreign particles in the pores of the concrete and also to remove any loose concrete.
  4. 4. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 2. Mix 1 part muriatic acid with 8 parts of clean water and put this in a watering jug or pump up sprayer. It is important to use a plastic sprayer as the muriatic acid will corrode metal sprayers.
  5. 5. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 3. Spray the acid and water mixture on the concrete. You should hear a light fizzle on the surface.
  6. 6. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 4. Use the same plastic sprayer and mix 1 part ammonia with 8 parts of clean water. The acid then ammonia wash will neutralize the ph of the concrete and also open the capillaries of the surface.
  7. 7. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 5. Now give the concrete a good rinse with water. 6. Mask and tape off any area or surface you do not wish to get your stamped concrete coatings on. 7. Mix Elite Crete System's THIN-FINSH™ in a 20 litre bucket.
  8. 8. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 8. Wet the concrete again and apply initial base coat of THIN-FINSH™. Be sure to remove any puddles before apply base coat. All tool joints and expansion joints must be honer. Failing to do so may result in cracks showing on the surface sometime in the future.
  9. 9. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 9. It is important that the first base coat is entirely dry before proceeding to this step. Once the base coat is dry you will wet the surface and apply the bond coat in the same manner as you applied the base coat.
  10. 10. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 10. Mix 4 bags of Elite Crete System's TEXTURE-PAVE™ with water in 4 20 litre buckets. 11. Wet the surface of the bond coat and remove any standing puddles.
  11. 11. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 12. Pour the 4 mixed bags of TEXTURE-PAVE™ on the wet bond coat with a gauge rake that is set to1/4". This should spread to approximately 9 to 10 m2. Use a trowel to fix the edges and a magic trowel or squeegee on a pole to fix the gauge rake application lines.
  12. 12. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 13. The TEXTURE-PAVE™ now needs to begin to cure. The amount of time this takes depends on the environmental conditions on the day, this can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. You can test the hardness by very lightly placing your thumb into the Texture pave no more than a few mm's. If you can leave a mark and barley any sand sticks to your thumb you can proceed to the next step.
  13. 13. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 14. Using a pump up sprayer, apply Elite Crete System's CLEAN- PRINT™ liquid release agent to the TEXTURE-PAVE™ and also to your textured concrete stamp.
  14. 14. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 15. Place your textured concrete stamps on the curing TEXTURE- PAVE™, overlapping each stamp by at least 8 cm's. Step on the textured concrete stamps and be sure to place your feet over every cm but do not stand on the edges of the stamps.
  15. 15. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au Once the surface has been stamped, slowly peel off the textures concrete stamps and move to the next unstamped area and repeat this step. A smaller touch-up skin can be used on the edges.
  16. 16. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 16. Use your steel trowel to clean up the excess on the edges of the concrete.
  17. 17. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 17. Once you have completed stamping all of the TEXTURE- PAVE™, you must allow it to dry and have all of the CLEAN-PRINT™ evaporated before proceeding.
  18. 18. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 18. Use a grey pencil to mark out all of the areas you wish to cut. Wearing eye protection, use a small hand grinder to score the surface with the desired lines or patterns. You do not need to go deep.
  19. 19. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 19. Blow the surface clean, removing all dust before proceeding to the next step. 20. Add 60 ml of PORTION CONTROL COLORANT™ with 3.8 litres of ULTRA- STONE™ antiquing stain then dilute this mixture with 11.5 litres of clean water.
  20. 20. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 21. Use a pump up sprayer to apply the coloured mixture. 1 litre should cover approximately 3.8 m2 per litre.
  21. 21. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au 22. Once the previous step has completely dried, apply a professional grade sealer, such as CSS EMULSION™. The sealer should have at least two coats with the second being thicker than the first.
  22. 22. Decorative Concrete @ www.elitecreteaustralia.com.au To learn more about decorative concrete, epoxy floors, industrial floor coatings and other concrete systems call 0402 223 793 or visit www. EliteCreteAustralia.com.au

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