Is your imprinted concrete driveway looking a little tired? Or perhaps you’ve repainted your home and want a driveway that matches the new shade of your property? Whatever your reasoning for wanting to change the colour of your imprinted concrete driveway, we can help.
Can I change the colour of my imprinted concrete drive?
Yes, you can change the colour of your imprinted concrete drive. In fact, one of the easiest (and most affordable!) ways to give your driveway a new lease of life without replacing it is to try imprinted concrete recolouring. Regardless of whether you want to drastically change the colour of imprinted concrete or you’d simply like to refresh the current shade, the process remains the same.
Can you colour concrete after it has dried?
The answer to this question varies depending on whether the concrete surface has been sealed. If the dried concrete has not yet been sealed, then you will be able to colour it with a suitable staining solution. However, if the surface of the concrete has been sealed, then you won’t be able to colour the surface. Instead, you’ll need to remove the sealer using a solvent before you can attempt to stain the concrete in your preferred shade.
Can you paint imprinted concrete?
Yes, imprinted concrete can be painted. In fact, there exists a wide range of special paints that can be applied to concrete surfaces. For imprinted concrete in particular, you’ll need a masonry epoxy paint that can fill in any holes and spread evenly to ensure a smooth finish. It’s also important to bear in mind that any painted concrete surface will also require sealing to prevent the paint from peeling, flaking or being worn away/damaged by pedestrians and vehicles alike.
How do you colour imprinted concrete?
- Choose the right colour
First and foremost, you’ll need to purchase a suitable concrete staining product, dye, tint, powder or paint in the colour of your choice. A wide variety of concrete colouring products exist, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the perfect shade of staining solution for your driveway.
- Prepare the base
Secondly, if necessary, you’ll need to remove the layer of sealant from your current imprinted concrete driveway. As the sealant helps to ‘seal in’ the colour and prevent it from fading, it must be removed using a suitable solvent stripper before recolouring. Once this layer has been successfully removed, you’ll be able to move onto the next step of the process.
- Apply the colour
Next, you’ll need to apply the concrete colour by following the specific application instructions of the colouring product you’ve chosen. Typically, however, concrete stain can be easily applied using either a roller with an extension pole or a sprayer. While applying the product, you should try to maintain an even layer and if necessary, apply several layers to achieve a smooth and even finish.
- Reseal the surface
Once stained, you can begin the final stage of recolouring imprinted concrete – sealing. As mentioned previously, the sealant helps to protect the colour, ensuring the hue remains bright and clear for many years to come. Best of all, driveway sealer of varying quantities can be easily picked up from DIY and home improvement stores for wonderfully affordable prices.
Decorative Imprinted concrete driveway installation
If you’re eager to recolour your imprinted concrete driveway, but don’t have the time, tools or DIY appetite to take on this project yourself, then we recommend turning to the professionals. With over 40 years of paving experience, we can take on all manner of driveway renovations, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact to discuss your requirements further!
At Impress Construction, we offer a wide range of imprinted concrete colours that’ll ensure you pick the perfect hue for your pattern imprinted concrete driveway the first time. Offering a total of 24 different concrete colours, you’re sure to find the right shade that suits both the character and style of your property here – regardless of whether it’s a business or a home.
Based in Huddersfield, our professional team of experienced pavers can travel to locations across West Yorkshire and even further afield with ease, so why not get in touch to find out how we can transform your driveway? To receive your free, no-obligation quote, you can either give us a call on 01484 644 396 or send us an online enquiry using our contact form.