Harikiran N

Staff member
Sep 7, 2017
Wait for the bleed water to evaporate from the surface of the concrete. Then check the concrete to see if it's firm enough by pressing your finger into the surface about 1/2".
Step 2. Broadcast the release agent over the surface, use a big paint brush or carefully throw it on with your hand. Completely cover the area where you are about to stamp, not too thick though. Wear protective clothes and a mask, this stuff goes everywhere.
STEP 3. Lay your first stamp on the concrete and lightly press it in with your hand for now. Make sure it is exactly where you want it, the first one is very important to have aligned in the proper position.
STEP 4. Lay your second stamp next to the first one, make sure they are snug or locked together. Continue laying all your stamping mats across the width of the slab. Pressing or tamping them into the surface of the slab with a hand tamper.
Don't tamp too hard, just hard enough to leave the impression of the stamp.
STEP 5. When you've laid out and tamped all the concrete stamps, lift the first one straight up. Be careful not to drag a corner or slide it in any way. Continue that process, leapfrogging them one by one until the entire slab has been stamped.
STEP 6. Early the next morning saw in the expansion joints to help prevent cracking.
STEP 7. Clean off the powdered release agent. You can broom off the majority of it and pick it up, then use a garden hose and rinse off the rest. Some will stick to the surface, that's what creates a two tone colored effect. It will look great after you seal it.
STEP 8. Apply a concrete sealer after the surface is completely dry. It might be a good idea to wait 1 day after you rinse the stamped concrete to seal it. Moisture and concrete sealers don't mix well together. That's it you've learned how to stamp concrete.
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