Cracked cement

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I have a small entry porch that goes to my front door. It is narrow and deep and the cement floor has cracked in two places. It looks so ugly. Anybody got any ideas how I could spruce it up a bit. If so, I would appreciate your help.
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  • Sharon Russell Sharon Russell on Dec 28, 2014
    Our cement floor in the basement was cracked all over when we bought our old house to redo for a retirement project. We bought cement patching and filled all the cracks. It took days and then of course it looked awful, all these darker gray lines and streaks, so we got a can of Epoxy in tan. It came with chips you could add but I thought they looked too industrial and ugly, so as my husband rolled the epoxy on the floor, I sprinkled a bit of gold glitter around here and there. It looks like fairy dust now. We love it. It also sealed the concrete and we no longer leave white footprints on the carpets going upstairs.
  • Katherine Katherine on Dec 28, 2014
    I have the same problem. I painted the floor to look like stones and worked with the cracks! It's beautiful!
  • V Valencia V Valencia on Dec 28, 2014
    I think if it is a safety hazard then you have to fix the cracks as mention by Sharon Russell. Otherwise, you can incorporate the cracks into a painted space. Here is an example I came across.
  • Rosanne Hadlock Rosanne Hadlock on Dec 28, 2014
    What kind of paint did you use?
    • V Valencia V Valencia on Dec 29, 2014
      @Rosanne Hadlock Hello, I wish I could take credit for this painted concrete, but I actually found the photo on the internet..probably Pinterest. I am thinking you would need to use a Patio/Porch paint.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Dec 28, 2014
    The Home Repair Tutor has a video on how to fix cement. If you go to his website, it will help you do it.
  • Nancy Jenkins Nancy Jenkins on Dec 28, 2014
    I have not real wide cracks outside on walkway around house, some ar heaving. But the weather had not been at all nice when I would have done the job.
  • Sharon Russell Sharon Russell on Dec 28, 2014
    V. Valencia I really like your painted vine and leaves! Our basement, like so many, is so dark and gloomy. And cold, since it's all concrete including the walls. Didn't want to carpet again, learned our lesson there when a pipe burst. So the Epoxy was a perfect answer for our project, and now with throw rugs scattered around it looks nicer and brighter. (The grandkids get the biggest kick out of following the Fairy Trail...lol)
  • Carmen Stuart Carmen Stuart on Dec 28, 2014
    Repairing the crack just shows up worse later on. I Painted a base coat with cement paint after pressure washing and then speckles another like- but not the same- color over the whole thing, and then added another contrasting color to pick up the color in the brick house, creating a sort of camouflage . You can see the crack but not as noticeable with the medley of colors.
  • Jane R. Jane R. on Dec 28, 2014
    You can also lay tile over the entire surface. If you can get discontinued tile it shouldn't cost very much. My neighbors entire front porch is tile. It looks so nice.
  • Bob284398 Bob284398 on Jan 01, 2015
    There's a product at Lowe's .I think it is called Restore. In the paint dept
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