When you love the look of polished concrete, but don’t have the budget to accommodate it, you may be interested in the natural appeal of a ‘cut and seal’ coating.

The back patio area of this acreage home had been painted repeatedly for a number of years, but this finish was wearing thin – literally and figuratively! The homeowners needed a simple, easy to clean surface that reflected their minimalistic lifestyle and limited budget, so a cut and seal finish was selected.

The process generally involves grinding back the existing paint finish, and exposing the aggregate beneath. In this case, we struck gold: the concrete was full of colourful stones distributed evenly across the patio, in tones of grey, sienna and ochre. Small cracks were filled with a fast fix resin before the application of a highly durable clear coat with non-slip additive. The coating added a stunning level of depth to the colouring of the floor, and most importantly, made it incredibly easy to clean.

If you’d like to learn more about the cut and seal system, contact us today.