Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Tim spent the day getting rid of our ugly concrete :/
and this is the end result! 
Doesn't it look great!! 
(he has only done one coat of sealer and that is still wet, so looks a bit uneven in the pics, but its actually half dry/half wet sealer making it look that way... It will look better again, once the second coat of sealer goes on) 

Here is a pic taken tonight.. 

Monday, August 24, 2009

sprayed concrete disaster!!

This weekend Tim decided to spray our front verandah with a stormy grey covercrete, cream grout and 'ashlar' stencil. I was sooo excited to be getting this done.. 
Here are the workers hard at it - hubby Tim and son #3 Luke, and the site all prepared, and sprayed cream (for the grout)
Next goes the stencil and the stormy grey top coats. We were given some stencil to save some money, but it had been sitting in a shed for some time, so it wouldn't lay flat!!  grr!! 
All top coats done ... but .... we HATE it!!  It is too busy ( I thought the squares were bigger when I looked at the design on the internet - as you do! lol) and as they were so much smaller, it made it way too busy looking.. Also, as the stencil wouldn't lay flat, it didn't spray very well.. Tim does this for a living, and he was most disappointed that 'our home' was the worst job ever!! 
So of course, we couldn't have that! So tonight he has resprayed it in the stormy grey colour (which will now be the grout colour), there are still a few more coats to go, to get the other stencil pattern out..  he will then do a large 400mm diamond pattern with a brick-look border. The top coat will now be 'sandstone' which we think will look much better. 
The colour you see in the previous photos is not the finished product as it hasn't been sealed, and would have gone much darker and shinier when its finished... 
Here it is tonight, with the resprayed grey coats.. 
Stay tuned for the next stage... hopefully it will look better than it did this morning!!