Saturday, August 11, 2012

Patio Makeover

We have slate tiles in our patio, and while they look great, they can be a lot of maintenance. Once a year, they need to be sealed in order to keep the wet, glossy look. Here is a look at the before and after pictures:

Here is the step by step process for bringing your slate tiles back to life:
1. Pressure wash area (we did it twice to make sure it's extra clean.)
2. Once area is completely dry, rub on quikrete sealer by hand. Using a roller will sometimes leave streaks. For the best look, seal by hand.
3. Allow time for the first coat to completely dry. If necessary, rub on another coat of sealer. 

Quikrete  can be purchased at most home improvement stores.

After many hours of hard work, our patio tiles have been restored to their original look!