Concrete stencils is a process of giving a textured look to the floor. Commercially concrete stencils were available in early 1980’s. They appear like a hand laid bricks or stones. This method of transformation is trending now in many places.
This modification can be done in a old or new surface but they must be done on a freshly prepared concrete so that the surface get natural looking joints and provides an even finish.
There are a number of different designs and patterns from which you can choose the best of your choice. Concrete stencilling is considered better than stamping because the time taken is very less and the area covered is much.
Concrete Stencils features:
- It is an inexpensive way to add style to a normal unattractive floor.
- They can be used for both outdoor and indoor surface modification (primarily outdoor).
- Stencilling gives a look of stone, brick or other textured surface.
- A disposable paper roll of different patterns are used for making stencil concrete.
- This process is done in fresh concrete surface.
- There are an endless number of stencil patterns available.
- Customized patterns can also be applied to the flood.
- They are the best alternative to stamping.
- This process is done quickly and can be used for covering larger areas.
Steps for applying Concrete Stencil:
- Concrete is poured, screed, bull floated and edged as normal.
- Disposable stencil roll is laid on the slab and the extra is cut out.
- A layer of stencil color is coated before placing stencil that gives the patterns some unique color designs.
- They are carefully laid so that they are in complete touch with the surface. The roll of stencil must be perfectly placed so that the coating paint do not enter into it.
- When the stencil is placed, dry shake color hardener is applied on the surface.
- A release agent is applied on the surface.
- Another special coating is done with a spray that gives beautiful color to the floor.
- Then finally the stencil is removed by lifting them straight upwards.
- They should be removed when the concrete is fresh else they many get damaged.
- The final step is done by sealing the patterns for longer durability.