How to Stain Concrete! Safe and Inexpensive!
Using simple and safe ingredients you can change the look of a concrete walkway!
If you would like to update a concrete garden path, I have an easy and inexpensive solution.
This is the concrete before. It looked fine, but I wanted to stain it to look more like flagstone.
Then I used the magic ingredient! Ironite. (It is lawn fertilizer) You can find it at Home Depot. Just wet down the concrete, sprinkle some on and then "sprinkle" a little bit more water on top. Let sit for 24-48 hours.
After removing the Ironite with water I used coffee grounds mixed with vegetable oil to finish staining the concrete. You don't have to do this step. But I think it made the color look much deeper.
From concrete to flagstone in two easy and safe steps.
There you go!
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Published July 2nd, 2013 10:37 AM
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Cathy Klingel on May 21, 2015WOW!! What a wonderful idea!! I want flagstone in my garden nook, but it's too expensive. You've come up with the perfection solution. I'm going to use the concrete and molding, it looks like flagstones, sort of - can't remember what it's called but you can get it at Home Depot. Thanks for sharing!!