Transform Your Space with Broom Finish Concrete: Before & After Gallery
Discover the beauty and durability of broom finish and stained concrete with our before and after customer projects. From patios and driveways to indoor floors, our gallery showcases the endless design possibilities of concrete. Browse our collection of before, during and after photos to get inspiration for your own project, and learn about our expert tips and tricks for achieving the perfect finish. Whether you’re looking for a classic broom finish or a unique stained concrete floor, we have the perfect ideas to elevate your outdoor and indoor spaces.
From Drab to Fab: A Porch Concrete Transformation Story
Discover how a seemingly dull and uneven porch concrete surface was transformed into a beautiful and stylish outdoor living space. Follow along as we share the homeowner’s journey of trial and error, as well as expert tips and product recommendations from Direct Colors. See the before and after photos and get inspired to revamp your own concrete surfaces.
Duration: 5 Days
Square Footage: 70 sq. ft.
Description: This project showcases the transformation of a porch concrete surface using a combination of staining products from Direct Colors. Initially, the homeowner had attempted to stain the surface using Valspar semitransparent concrete stain in charcoal, however, due to the porous and uneven nature of the concrete, it did not take well. After being referred to Direct Colors by a friend, the homeowner decided to try their Antiquing black and russet stains. However, the Antiquing black stain did not absorb well in many areas, despite applying 2 layers. The russet stain covered well but did not give the desired look due to the lack of absorption of the black stain. In the end, the homeowner decided to use the russet stain as the base layer, and then applied two layers of the black Portico stain to achieve the desired result. The final result was a stunning, cohesive look that the homeowner loves.
- The russet antiquing stain was crucial as a base layer due to its larger pigments and ability to absorb on the porous concrete surface.
- The black Portico stain was the perfect solution instead of the antiquing stain due to its double pigments, providing better coverage and absorption.
Direct Colors Products Used:
- Russet Antiquing
- Black Antiquing
- Black Portico
- Acrylic Satin Sealer
Other Products Used:
- Valspar SemiTransparent Concrete stain in Charcoal (not used in final result due to poor performance)
Charcoal Simplicity: An Easy Stained Concrete Broom Finish Patio Transformation
Experience the ease and beauty of a stained concrete patio transformation with our latest project. Using a broom finish technique and a Charcoal Antiquing stain, we transformed a plain patio into a stylish outdoor living space. See the before and after photos and learn how you can achieve a similar look with our easy-to-use products and techniques.
Duration: 2 Days
Square Footage: 170 sq. ft.
Description: This project showcases the simplicity and beauty of a broom finish concrete patio. Using the antiquing charcoal stain and EasySeal satin DIY kit from Direct Colors, the surface was transformed into a sleek and sophisticated outdoor living space.
- To maximize efficiency and avoid waste, it’s best to spray a 100 sq. ft. area at a time and use 1/2 gallon of stain. This helps keep the stain mixed well in the sprayer.
From Boring to Brown Beauty: A Broom Finish Concrete Patio Transformation with Driftwood Antiquing Stain
Transform your patio with the warmth and elegance of brown stained concrete. Discover how we achieved this stunning transformation using a broom finish technique and Driftwood color Antiquing stain. See the before and after photos and get inspired to upgrade your own outdoor living space with this beautiful and durable option.
DIY Concrete Masterpiece: A Black Antiqued and Gold Accent Patio Transformation
Transform your patio into a masterpiece with this easy DIY concrete transformation project. With the help of Direct Colors’ Black Antiquing Stain & Seal kit and some Walmart gold acrylic craft paint, we created a sophisticated and eye-catching patio surface. See the before and after photos and learn how you can replicate this look in your own outdoor space with our user-friendly products and tutorials.
Duration: 4 Days
Square Footage: 200 sq. ft.
Description: This project showcases the simplicity and effectiveness of using Direct Colors’ Black Antiquing Stain & Seal kit for a DIY concrete transformation. The homeowner was drawn to the product after searching online and finding Direct Colors’ easy-to-use video tutorials. The antique black stain was applied in two coats and the cracks were painted with Walmart gold acrylic craft paint. The sealer was then sprayed on the first coat and rolled on the second coat for the desired finish. Despite the unevenness of the concrete surface, the homeowner is happy with the final outcome and loves the ease of use of the product.
- The smell of the sealer can be strong, so be prepared for that.
- If the surface is porous, you’ll likely use more stain.
- Be sure to watch the videos for best results.
- Using a weight on your roller when applying sealer is not necessary, and it’s an easy process overall.
- Don’t be afraid of making mistakes, as the product is forgiving and easy to work with.
Direct Colors Products Used:
- Black Antiquing Stain & Seal Kit
Other Products Used:
- Walmart gold acrylic craft paint”
Buff and Beautiful: A Colored Tinted Sealer Broom Finish Concrete Driveway Upgrade
Upgrade your driveway with the beauty of color. This project showcases how a simple broom finish and colored tinted sealer application can turn an ordinary concrete driveway into a beautiful and unique feature for your home. See the before and after photos and get inspired to add some color to your own broom finished concrete driveway. A buff and beautiful outcome guaranteed!”
Two-Tone Pool Oasis: A Stained Broom Finish Concrete Deck in Khaki and Charcoal
Make a stylish statement with this two-tone stained broom finish concrete pool deck. The main surface was stained with a rich khaki color for a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the coping was stained with a deep charcoal color for added contrast and depth. The combination of the two shades creates a cohesive and sophisticated look that is perfect for a pool area. The deck is broomed and perfect for lounging around in the sun.
Driveway Upgrade: A Broom Finish Concrete Transformation with Tinted Sealer
Revive the color and functionality of your driveway with this easy transformation project. Using a broom finish technique and a silver tinted sealer, this customer was able to cover up stains and discolorations for a fresh and clean look. See the before and after photos and learn how you can achieve similar results with a tinted sealer on your own broom finished concrete driveway.
Patio Upgrade: A Broom Finish Concrete Kitchen Room Transformed with Acid Staining
Upgrade your patio with this easy kitchen California room transformation project. By using a broom finish technique and acid staining, this 400 sq ft surface was transformed into an elegant and functional outdoor kitchen area. See the before and after photos and learn how you can achieve similar results with acid staining on your own broom finished concrete patio. Personal tip from the homeowner is to follow the instructions provided in the product, it is very easy to apply the stain.
Courtyard Cola Craze: A Broom Finish Concrete Transformation with Acid Staining
Add a pop of color to your courtyard with this acid-stained broom finish concrete transformation. Using the cola color, this project showcases how acid staining can create a vibrant and unique surface for your outdoor living space. See the before and after photos and learn how you can bring similar life to your own broom finished concrete courtyard. Discover the endless design possibilities with acid staining, and elevate your outdoor space with this easy and effective technique.
A Veteran’s Concrete Acid Stain Design
We’re made in the USA! That’s why Direct Colors loves its veterans and their DIY projects. This customer used acid stain to dress up their driveway – and even incorporated an eagle and American flag design into the concrete!