Grey + Grippy
We stained this with a 2-unit loading of grey penetrating stain. We chemically hardened the concrete and left it honed coarsely rather than polishing it. We sealed it with a semi-penetrating sealer.
This patio was painted a year ago. Colored acrylic on concrete often becomes a canvas for abuse.
From painted to grey
Removing old paint from a patio gives it a fresh yet timeless finish.
Grinding removes the paint in the most ecological way. It also perfectly prepares the concrete for materials that will penetrate and last.