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HOW TO STAIN CONCRETE FLOORS TO LOOK LIKE WOOD

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Creating a faux wood grain concrete finish for floors is becoming more and more popular with our customers. While this technique does take some skill to pull off, it can be done with the right products, tools and how to info!

Can You Make Concrete Look Like Wood Floors?

Yes! With some patience and basic technique, you can add a “wood-like” finish to concrete flooring, countertops and vertical surfaces using freshly poured concrete, or Concrete Overlay.

How Much Do Faux Wood Finished Concrete Floors Cost?

The cost for a DIY faux wood concrete floor design is about $2 – $4 per square foot. If you were to hire a professional contractor, you can expect the cost to be about $8 – $10 per square foot.

Faux Wood Grain Driveway

DIY SPOTLIGHT: KEN LAZENBY FAUX WOOD GRAIN FLOOR DESIGN

Ken Lazenby with is a master at creating a faux wood grain in his concrete creations. His business, Ken’s Custom Designs @kencustomdesigns , takes on all manner of concrete projects, and he has recently taken his wood grain concrete skills to the outdoors. This recently completed project a more rustic wood finish on a driveway project using Direct Colors Concrete Overlay, Pigments and Sealers. Refinishing driveways is a cost effective way to increase your home’s curb appeal and overall value. Find out more about your DIY driveway refinishing and product options.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CONCRETE FLOORS TO LOOK LIKE WOOD

STEP 1: Clean and remove oil stains from concrete surface and rinse thoroughly.

STEP 2: Using painters tape, mimic the shape of floor wood planks.

STEP 3: Apply Smooth Gray Concrete Overlay

Make Faux Wood Plank Design with Painters Tape.
Make Faux Wood Plank Design with Painters Tape.
Broom Textured Concrete Wood
Broom Textured Concrete Wood

STEP 4: Texture concrete overlay with a broom

STEP 5: Apply the Antiquing Stain colors of choice or mix various brown tone pigment with water and spray the colors onto the wet overlay.

STEP 6: Darken random sections with a Tinted Concrete Sealer to provide greater color contrast across floor

STEP 7: Seal with two coats of satin finish Acrylic Concrete Sealer.

Concrete Wood Floor Driveway
Concrete Wood Grain Driveway Smooth Gray Overlay Colored with 649 and 653 Concrete Pigments and Aztec Brown Tinted Concrete Sealer Top Coated with Satin Finish Sealer

Direct Colors Products Used for this Flooring Project:

A white Concrete Overlay was applied to the floor, finished and scored to look like wood planks.

Charcoal Colored Antique Concrete Stain was artfully applied to the Overlay to mimic a natural wood finish.

Sealed with a high gloss, low odor water based High Gloss Acrylic Sealer to accentuate the color and provide excellent durability.

Stenciled Concrete Wood Design
Stenciled Concrete Wood Design
Stained Concrete Wood Detailed Design
Stained Concrete Wood Detailed Design
Faux Wood Concrete Floor
Faux Wood Concrete Floor Using a Stencil

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