A stamped overlay offers all the aesthetic benefits of conventional stamped
concrete but is applied over existing concrete. Stamped concrete overlays allow
you to duplicate the beauty and texture of natural stone, brick, slate, wood,
and other materials without having to replace your concrete.
Can you do stamped concrete over old concrete?
How to stamp existing concrete
A stamped overlay will be durable and easy to maintain if applied properly. In order for the
overlay to adhere successfully, you'll need to prepare the existing surface by cleaning it
thoroughly, repairing any cracks, and profiling (which roughens the surface and helps the
overlay bond to the concrete). The overlay mix is usually applied by a gauge rake (a tool
with an adjustable depth gauge for achieving a uniform topping thickness), and then
imprinted with stamping mats or texturing skins. Overlay thicknesses range from 1/4 to 3/4
inch, depending on the depth of the imprint.
Durability of stamped overlays
When applied properly, a stamped concrete coating should last for years. It will help add
strength to an existing surface, wh ile also updating the look. Much like a newly poured
patio, your overlay will need to be sealed every few years to maintain its appearance and
protect it from damage
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