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Q. - Our home was new construction just under 4 yrs ago so my assumption is that the concrete is sealed.
A. - Why do you believe your concrete is sealed? It is usually only sealed if it has been colored in some way. Here's a good test: pour some water on it. If the water beads up or just sits there a while then it is likely sealed. If it soaks right in then it is likely not sealed.
Q. - If it is sealed, Our patio slab is 10'x10', can you please let me know how much of the product I need to buy to strip the sealer as well as the tsp?
A. - If you do need to strip it then probably about 2 gallons of stripper is what you would need. Only 1 small box of TSP will be needed.
Q. - Everything else needed is in the Concrete Camouflage project kit, correct? Also, how long is typical delivery? Thank you, Val
A. - Yes. You will get the stain and sealer in the kit. If you want to purchase the tools that you will need then you will need to add a 1 gallon sprayer, an applicator brush if you want to also use the brush(just spraying only is what most people do), a paint roller, a roller cover and a paint pan.
Delivery takes one business day to process the order and KS takes about 2 business days to ship. Which means you would have your order in just a few days(not including weekends or holidays)
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Q. - Thanks so much! Looking forward to giving this a shot – although I'm a little nervous. I also purchased the stain prep degreaser/cleaner. I did contact our builder and you were right, the concrete was not sealed. Everything seems pretty straightforward. I'm surprised that more people don't do this. And I was even more surprised that local home improvement stores don't carry "acid" concrete stain. The reviews I read of acrylic concrete stain were not good.
One last question. We were going to use a diamond blade on a saw to cut a diagonal square pattern into our patio. I read somewhere to do this very last that way the affect will be that of grout. Any comments/suggestions? Thank you, Val