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Staining a concrete walkway

4 Hours

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

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30 questions
  • Sarah
    on Nov 24, 2015

    Does it chip like paint?

  • Raye Lynn Fletcher
    on Feb 25, 2016

    How did you prep the concrete?

  • Carol Roddy
    on Mar 21, 2016

    Did you have to use acid prior to using he stain or did you just power wash?

  • Betty Marshall
    on Apr 27, 2016

    Does anyone have any answers as to whether you can use this sealer over paint?

  • Wkl5926889
    on Apr 29, 2016

    How well does it hold up to the elements? Will it need redoing every year or??

    • Vicky Haase
      on May 1, 2016

      We stained our concrete deck & when it rained really hard (we live in Florida) it started to bubble & peal.

    • Betty
      on May 7, 2016

      we did ours 3 years ago, and we need to touch up a few places this year. We're in Utah and get snow, heat , rain, every type of weather on ours.

    • Judy
      on Jun 12, 2016

      My paint job in Boca Raton, Florida was great for 5 years, maybe more (I moved away). Only problem was algae; it washed off easily. I prepped by mopping with muriatic acid.

  • Sherry Lloyd
    on May 5, 2016

    what color did you use? what is it called?

    • Nancy
      on Aug 18, 2016

      Under the picture of the paint can above, it says "riveting".

    • Susan Snyder
      on Aug 18, 2016

      Yes, the color is "Riveting". I've used that color on another project, but as outdoor paint, not as a concrete stain. It looks the same though! And very durable!

  • Phyllis
    on Jun 22, 2016

    I want to do my back steps. Is there any prep work before painting, how many coats did it take?? Phyllis

    • Sharon Gidcumb
      on Aug 18, 2016

      I been using it on my old back patio for years & I just use my blower to make sure it's clean. If you have any areas with fungus you may want to powerwash first. It does have to be reapplied every two to three years. But goes on even & wears even. I always need two coats. Great product.

  • Kauai Breeze
    on Aug 17, 2016

    My concrete has cracks, which I filled with a liquid concrete caulk. Would this stain make them less noticeable?

    • Jackie Byrd
      on Sep 4, 2016

      Can you provide a picture? I have pencil line cracks in my carport and have been thinking about filling them. I don't know if the stain will or will not work. It probably depends on what type of caulk and stain you use.

  • Wendy
    on Sep 2, 2016

    does it make it slippery when wet?

  • Jen Li
    on Sep 28, 2016

    If you have colored cement is it possible to stain it a different color?

  • Sir12251087
    on Oct 4, 2016

    How often does it need to be redone we live in San Diego,Ca. And front porch is mostly shady?

  • Kathy Mallory Wyatt
    on Oct 21, 2016

    What is in the anti skid additive, and where did you buy it?

  • Judy Young Heiger
    on Dec 3, 2016

    Will this work on driveways

  • Cheryl
    on Jan 31, 2017

    Love the color you used!! What is the name of the color?

  • Lu Lu Jaquez
    on Feb 4, 2017

    What is the name of the product using to do the concrete

  • Old19899517
    on Feb 14, 2017

    What is the name of the anti skid product

  • John O'gurek
    on Apr 15, 2017

    what was the cost per. gallon of stain?

  • Diane Koele
    on Jun 3, 2017

    How long does this last? How often does it need to be reapplied? Thanks.
  • Kay23201853
    on Jun 8, 2017

    Can you stain over old faded concrete?
  • Michelle Wohlwend
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Can the same product be used on a concrete garage floor, that has some stains?
  • Janice Ferguson
    on Jun 23, 2017

    Is it best to fix cracks in the walk way first before staining?
  • Katrina Pete
    on Jul 8, 2017

    Any suggestions on how to fix cracks before staining?
    • Cook P
      on Jul 15, 2017

      Go to the Home Depot and they have a easy product the is acrylic based that can be floated in to the cracks it is self leveling let dry and stain away
  • Mellisa
    on Jul 12, 2017

    Does it make the concrete slippery when wet.
  • Donna Jo Eaton
    on Jul 20, 2017

    How long does it last???
  • Dia26693032
    on Jul 26, 2017

    I painted my concrete driveway red. Is it still possible to stain it.
  • Kathee Raynor Guilliam
    on Jun 26, 2018

    Hi I love this look & color. Thank you for sharing this project with everyone. ☺️What is the purpose of the anti-skid additive?

  • Gerry
    on Sep 4, 2018

    Can you stain a concrete patio if your husband put a concrete preserve on it and it was to hot ,95, and it's so blotchy and ugly .Help?

  • Laura Stout
    on Oct 31, 2018

    Looks great! What color is the stain?

  • 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?

  • 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

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  • Kathee Raynor Guilliam
    on Jun 26, 2018

    Yes I was very inspired to do my own driveway & walkway to match & maybe even my concrete porch; only a different colour to set them apart.

  • Lbr24389409
    on Oct 13, 2018

    Wow!! What an upgrade!

    I am a realtor and the first impression of a home when you walk up to the entrance defines the property. Blotchy, chipped concrete makes the home look older and adds an aura of disrepair. I’ve seen many paint jobs but this stain gave the beat finish I’ve seen. Thanks for sharing I’ve put that in my DIY collection to solve a common problem.

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