Outdoor decorative concrete is the difference between drab and gray or fun and inviting. Whether you have an existing slab or are pouring something new, acid stained or integrally colored concrete is within your grasp.

Give Your Stamped Concrete Patio a Facelift

Tired of what you’ve got? Frank T. in Shawnee, OK wanted a change to his garden paths and porches. He had acid stained and stamped concrete but wanted a slate stencil with a lighter two-tone color to match a recent renovation. It can be done! In this case, a coat of complete gray overlay was sprayed on the clean stamped surface using a hopper gun. Once dry, the stencil was laid down and a colored overlay skim coat was sprayed over the stencil. The stencil was removed a few minutes after application revealing a brand new look! Later the concrete was sealed using Direct Colors Sprayable Satin Finish Sealer. You can’t beat this sealer for ease of application, durability and drying time.

Stamped and Stained Overlay


Colored Stenciled Overlay


Outdoor Entertainment Areas Are All the Rage

If you’re going to be outside, make it someplace you’d like to be. Outdoor kitchens with a concrete countertop are a wonderful place to entertain family and friends. Most countertops are poured pre-cast and later installed, but that’s not your only option. Build a countertop using wood and/or concrete backer board and overlay the surface. Quick, easy and inexpensive. Choose from hundreds of concrete pigment and stain options to complement your outdoor color scheme.

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Need Help with a Project?

At Direct Colors, our technicians take the time with each customer to discuss their individual projects and identify which products would work best for his or her needs. Call us at 877-255-2656 or send a design consultation email with your questions. We’re here to help.