Staining a concrete walkway

4 Hours

A huge change in less than 4 hours! Curb appeal + Thank you HDTV for the idea :)
Before ...
Two toned concrete from Minnesota weather.
Cutting in the first coat.
Rolling it on ...
Cutting it in ...
and rolling it on ...
Dutch Boy Concrete Stain (Riveting), the 2nd coat I added an anti - skid additive.

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3 of 31 questions
  • Betty
    on Jan 19, 2019

    walk way done nine yrs ago and faided with a high low swirl how to you fixlike new new

    and what type of paint do you use? will i need a primer?

    • Pegg77
      on May 31, 2020

      I doubt you will need a prime. But you will need to head on over to your local paint section in Lowe’s or Home Depot with a couple photos. They can tell you what to use

  • Cathy b
    Cathy b
    on Feb 26, 2019

    love this!! will it work on a driveway? do you have to clean/prepare it 1st? if so, with what

    • Pegg77
      on May 31, 2020

      There is special paint/stain for your driveway. Yes there is special cleaner you will need to scrub the driveway with it using an old broom.

  • Mary Kearns
    Mary Kearns
    on Jan 30, 2020

    I would try this on my walkway. And front porch. Could it be done on the inside of a garage? Do I need to use a different stain for these bigger projects?

    • Pegg77
      on May 31, 2020

      There is special paint for garage floors. Check your local paint section.

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  • Norma Baudin
    Norma Baudin
    on May 6, 2020

    I love this, but it's pretty sad that she doesn't answer any questions and it's been well over a year since they were asked. ☹

  • Barb
    on May 28, 2020

    What a great idea for worn aged sidewalks! Does the paint chip or is just a concrete touch up, I just don’t want to get into painting it every year being I’m from up north with snow season. Please advise. 👊🏼💡🌟💪👏🏼

    • Barb
      on May 28, 2020

      Ok I looked it up and it doesn’t chip or fade. Did you have to prep the sidewalk or just hose it down and roll it on. Ty

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