by KAREN LEWALLEN
My concrete bench needs to be freshened up. I'd like to stain it to highlight the raised design on the base. What is the best way?
Masonry stain is the way to go.
If you want the details to stand out after staining paint some black or dark colored paint in the details and wipe the top off with a rag. The darker color will remain in the lowest part of the details. I did that similar thing on my cedar chest. It really made the carvings stand out.
Hi Karen: Here's a site that might help: https://www.concretecamouflage.com/how_to_stain_old_concrete.cfm
Hi, You could use Fence Stain or Concrete stain will last a bit longer and paint should last even longer if well prep'd. Highlight the design by using a Contrasting
colour on the top only of the base colour. Hope that's of help to you.
Thank you everyone! I'm off to the hardware store for some stain.