Concrete surfaces can be slippery, especially when wet. This is one common problem among swimming pool owners. Fortunately, a pool deck knockdown finish has become available on existing concrete slabs.
How is a Spray Knockdown Texture Installed?
This system is highly popular because of its great features, economic costs, and ease of application. Although easy, a spray-down concrete resurfacing project should be handled by a professional contractor.
The process involves surface preparation, spraying equipment, and immediate troweling. Here’s a quick look at how contractors install a knockdown texture on concrete:
A professional makes a thorough evaluation of the existing concrete slab to make sure that it is still eligible for resurfacing. A complete concrete replacement might be best if the damage is too serious.
Once repairs are done, the surface is cleaned and washed to remove grease, dirt, and anything that may affect proper adhesion.
The acrylic concrete coating is mixed thoroughly in accurate portions enough to cover the area with a little left over for some touch-ups. Pros are trained to prepare the coating with the right ratio of water and coating mixture.
The mixture is loaded into the hopper gun, a piece of spraying equipment powered by an air compressor.
The installer first checks the surface, ensuring it is cool enough, around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is, the coating is then sprayed evenly.
Immediately after spraying, the sprayed material is troweled down, creating a knockdown texture similar to stucco.
The finish can be stained if desired. A concrete sealer is applied to keep the coating protected and to enhance its look.
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We at Concrete Coating Specialists, Inc. know how important it is to have stunning outdoor surfaces. However, we also know that safety is important. Our highly trained team specializes in pool deck texture coatings that aim to provide both features at an affordable rate. We take pride in our trowel finish San Diego projects and pay great attention to detail.
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