Imprinted concrete

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Colonel, Sep 10, 2015.

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  1. Colonel

    Colonel Newcomer
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    A customer has asked me to price for His imprinted concrete drive (roughly 50 meters) to be cleaned and sealed with colour as it has become bare in patches. I have never done one before, i looked at smartseal who seem to supply everything you need i.e The sealer (matt or silk,gloss 20150910_105632.jpg # 20150910_105658.jpg
    ]) several different shades of the grey colour i need to mix in with the sealer, non slip agent.

    Looking for advice on here, has anyone got experience in doing these drives?

    I was thinking 2/3 hours to clean it first with some sort of cleaner as there is a build up of algae in places.

    Then probably a day to apply 2 coats of sealer, obviously leaving to dry between coats.

    Any thoughts wecome.

    Plus price ??
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    Its needs to be pressure washed. If you don't own one then go hire one. You have to use it as youneed to wash all the **** out of the fake joints. Assuming itsnot anything too big, just charge what you are happy with for the day, and add a bit for roller sleaves and a large paint brush, since you'll need to throw them away afterwards. Do it on a hot day- pressure wash in the morning, let it dry while you have a long lunch, and seal in the afternoon. But most importantly, make sure when it is sealed that you barricade off the drive and sign it as wet paint. I had some dickhead delivery driver do a U turn on mine just after I had done it. Not good really. Its easy work generally but make sure you also take a stiff scraper, screwdriver, dustpan + brush, as you might find bits of the old stuff peeling, and you'll need to pick them off or else it will look ****.

    Good luck with it.
     
  3. Colonel

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    Thanks for the advice, got the job.
     
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