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Old 03-01-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Question How to age concrete appearance?

So I'm getting a new sidewalk poured. Problem is that it's beside my 20 year old driveway. Is there anything I can do to soften the appearance to get it to blend in with the old concrete, aside from a special blend or paint?

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Put a layer of dirt on it, get it wet, and use a broom to scrub it around.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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While its still wet put some of the powder dye that is used when they use stamps. If your having it poured by a pro, they may have some already. If it's already poured try the dirt trick. Either way it's going to be very hard to mach the existing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:27 AM   #4
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Pouring some buttermilk on it will encourage lichens and things to grow on it giving it a more aged look.

The dirt idea is good. Some old oil will stain it, as well.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
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Pouring some buttermilk on it will encourage lichens and things to grow on it giving it a more aged look.

The dirt idea is good. Some old oil will stain it, as well.
Park a Harley on it?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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Or a Mercedes 300D
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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How about just pouring a new driveway so it matches?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #8
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Or a Mercedes 300D





Funny you should say that... the front end is up on blocks right now after a brake rotor disk seperated from the hat part of the rotor yesterday afternoon. I had thought a brake pad cracked or something at the *clunk* *grindgrindgrind* sound that I heard, but upon tearing things down yesterday evening I found a rotor that would not move in the caliper - as the hub was happily rotating. Rust seems to have eaten away the intersection between the Saturn's Rings and the hat.
New rotors, pads, and wheel bearings are on their way to me now courtesy of Pelicanparts.com

Back to the OP: yeah, a 300D will make your new concrete look old too...
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:29 AM   #9
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Or a Mercedes 300D
Ewwwww, cold!
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:32 AM   #10
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Call up a concrete stamping company and ask to buy a gallon of antiquing stain. That's what the concrete resurfacing company did when we replaced steps and part of the sidewalk at the front door.
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Spread some yogurt on it..cheap and it'll work.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:12 PM   #12
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Pressure wash the old concrete to lighten it up.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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should have put a little bit of lamp black in the new stuff.

This is the kind of stuff you talk about ahead of time.
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It is? Is your's plugged in tonight?
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