First of all, Yes, you can coat a concrete driveway!
Concrete is a popular construction material that has many benefits, such as durability and strength. However, one drawback to concrete is the color; it's grey and monotonous. Concrete surfaces can be given decorative finishes through an overlay process called decorative concrete, which involves applying decorative finish coats (decorative overlays) over existing concrete surfaces for both outdoor or indoor use.
A common type of decorative overlay is surface coating. This technique comes in different styles from marbleizing, sandblasting effects to acid etching, stained cracks and more - all providing an elegant-looking surface to the existing plain grey concrete. The advantage of applying a surface coat concrete overlay is that concrete resurfacing involves relatively little time, labor, and cost compared to concrete replacement.
Surface coating concrete has several benefits which include-
· The concrete pavement will also last longer than if it was not coated since the overlay acts as a protector while adding strength to the over a concrete substrate.
· The polished finish results in excellent slip resistance. It adds value to your property or business.
· A decorative surface can be added to any concrete for an aesthetic touch. This makes it suitable for use in interiors such as kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment areas, and more
· Coating concrete results in less wear on the floor giving it a much longer life span than uncoated concrete surfaces - so there's no need for you to worry.
Concrete coatings can be applied to concrete driveways. However, before you take on this project yourself, you need to understand how concrete driveway resurfacing with the concrete coating is done.
When applying concrete or concrete coating in general, there are several steps that must be taken for it to work correctly and look good when the process is finished. Here are some of these steps: Preparation Surface must be clean (no dust) Surface must be free of all grease and oil products A chemical surface prep may need to be used after surface cleaning One coat of concrete primer should then be applied This will help your concrete driveway coating bond better When concrete driveway resurfacing is complete, sealer needs to be added for Again, sealing your concrete driveway adds to the bond of concrete coatings.
There are other steps to concrete coating, but these cover some of the basics that you need to know before attempting a concrete driveway resurfacing project on your own. As with any do-it-yourself projects, be sure you have all tools and materials needed before you begin. When concrete driveway resurfacing is done properly, you can count on having a driveway that looks fantastic for years to come.