So you have an outdoor area that could do with some TLC – and would like something a little different to standard concrete colour or stencil finishes?  If you think that colouring and stencilling is the only way to dress up concrete, then think again!  There are other solutions – the new kids on the block when it comes to outdoor concrete finishes.

At Eco Grind, one of our favourite outdoor concrete finishes is acid etching.  This is particularly good when you have an existing concreted area and want to make it look fantastic!

It makes sense to use the base you already have, and if you have a good solid slab, then acid etching is a great way to take your outdoor surfaces to the next level.  Acid etching is a technique that is most suited to outdoor areas – driveways, paths, patios, garages, pool surrounds and outdoor entertainment areas.

Outdoor Concrete FinishesThe process involves washing concrete with acid to open the pores of the surface and prepare it for further treatment.  From there, your concrete is able to bond with sealants and paints effectively.

This is one of the best outdoor concrete finishes to choose from, and creates a practical, non-slip outdoor surface that also has a great aesthetic profile.  It is not as labour-intensive as machine grinding, and is a cost-effective way to resurface existing concrete to achieve a safety conscious surface with a modern look.  For a great industrial look, you can even stain the acid etched concrete before applying your sealant, giving it a natural, textured look.

Eco Grind are the experts to call if you are interested in enhancing the concrete in your outdoor areas.  With extensive knowledge and experience in all things concrete, we can give you all the information you need about acid etching, polished concrete and other outdoor concrete finishes and services.

However you want to dress up your concrete, Eco Grind can help with all your questions and help you make the choice that suits you best.  Contact us today for an obligation-free quote, and turn your drab old outdoor concrete into something fantastic!