ASSESSMENT: Our client called us because Lime serviced about 10 homes around her block within the past 2 years. She hired us to paint her home and we noticed that her stamped decorative concrete needed attention. We showed her some before and after pictures of what it could look like. She was excited because she spends a lot of time sitting outside enjoying the weather and she has noticed it was not as pretty as it used to be. We pointed out some of the areas that were water stained and slight discolorations were mostly around her large planters. Also, the sun is the main cause of the fading and the water and snow during winter accelerates the issue. So based on the sun and water damage, and the type of stamped concrete she had, we advised her of the 4 types of sheen’s available; natural (no shine), satin (shinier), semi-gloss (shiny), and high-gloss (shiniest).
ADVISE: Based on the texture of the patio I recommended not going over semi-gloss as it was a semi-smooth surface and it should seal with a nice pop, yet not be slippery when wet. She agreed. Next, we cleared off the entire patio, all furniture was removed, and the crews re-positioned the very large heavy planters off of the patio. We proceeded to power wash every square foot of the patio surface and deep scrub the areas around the planters with a safe chemical and brush. Finally, we applied two coats of “Our Secret Industrial Strength Clear Sealer” in Semi-Gloss and restored this patio to original condition. She was so pleased and said it looks like a showroom floor and hard to believe because it’s outside. Days later after completion, she said we did a beautiful job on all of the painting but one of her favorite things is how beautiful the patio looks and many neighbors have noticed and complimented her. She loves sitting outside and showing off her new patio to friends and family and within 2 weeks invited Lime back for a second project to paint her interior. Please see her video testimonial on our site :o).