Assessment: This client called us because LIME has serviced about ten homes around her block within the past two years. Though she hired us to paint her home, we noticed that her stamped decorative concrete needed attention. We showed her some before and after pictures of what it could look like. She was excited because she spends a lot of time sitting outside enjoying the weather and she had noticed it was not as pretty as it used to be. We pointed out some of the areas that were water stained, along with some slight discoloration around her large planters. Because the sun is the main cause of fading and the water and snow during winter accelerate this issue, we advised her of the four types of sheens available: natural (no shine), satin (shinier), semi-gloss (shiny), and high-gloss (shiniest).
Advice: Based on the texture of the patio, I recommended not going over semi-gloss as it was a semi-smooth surface and it should seal with a nice pop, yet not be slippery when wet. She agreed. Next, we cleared off the entire patio. We removed all of the furniture, and the crews repositioned the very large heavy planters off of the patio. We proceeded to power wash every square foot of the patio surface and deep scrub the areas around the planters with a safe chemical and brush. Finally, we applied two coats of our “Secret Industrial Strength Clear Sealer” in semi-gloss and restored this patio to original condition. She was so pleased and said it now looks like a showroom floor. Several days after completion, she told us that we did a beautiful job on all of the painting but that one of her favorite things is how beautiful the patio looks and that many neighbors have noticed and complimented her. She loves sitting outside and showing off her new patio to friends and family. Within two weeks, she invited LIME back for a second project to paint her interior. Please see her video testimonial on our site.