I have stained concrete floors in the downstairs of my house that have lost its shine. How do I go about re-shining it on a Saturday? What will need?
Wow, Thanks for the Help Mr Jay!
Good question! At first we were a bit perplexed on this one, but fear not...for we assembled en masse to help you out on this one! Our team out here in the Chicago area, as well asFoodieken and RicksPicks from out in Orange County put our heads together on this one to help give a few different solutions...
It's an interesting situation you have there, so hopefully one of these will either solve it for you or at the least, point you in the right direction. Please let us know if you get any questions about it or to let us know when that pesky stain is gone!
Best of luck!
I have a simular problem. There is a rough finished concrete walkway that is stained from candel wax. Ive tryed melting and scrubbing it off, ive tryed bleach and ive tryed boiling hot water and scraping it off. None of thats worked.
I dont know what to do now..
Hey justin67 I hope we can get that stained concrete looking new again.
I am unsure of exactly how your floor is finished currently, if it is stained and polished with no type of top coat (polyurethane) then this will be an easy fix.
BEHR makes an excellent wet-look sealer which can be applied on top of your stained and previously sealed concrete. If your concrete floors are smooth, this sealer will give them a very glossy finish when applied, the more coats you apply, the glossier the finish (4 coats max).
You can read about preparation and application at BEHR's website HERE if you are going to use a stripper/degreaser on your existing floors to prep for this application you will want to test in an inconspicuous area before doing the entire floor as they may discolor the stained concrete.
Good luck with your project Justin67, let me know if you need any more assistance!