Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lou Excellent flooring option for patios or decks at a great price
We were looking to redo our concrete patio. My wife wanted to do a small rock and epoxy finish. We looked for pebbles small enough for our use (under 1/8"), but couldn't find them at HD or landscaping suppliers in our area. I got a quote for a company to come in and finish our 13'x23 patio for $3500!
I came across this product at HD and thought we could get a similar look for one tenth the price. So we gave it a try. The first step is preparing the surface, so we rented the concrete prep tool and buffer from HD rental. It took about an hour to prep the surface, then we swept off the patio, then started cutting in. After the cut in was finished I poured the granite grip into a roller pan, using the 1/4" adhesive roller, and started rolling. The first patch went on well, however by end of the pan, most of the sand was on the bottom, and there was not much sand on the patio, only paint on the patio. I refilled the roller pan, and tried again, same issue.
Then I thought, how about if I pour a little out, and spread it out then roll it? I spread it out with a 5 gal paint stir stick, then rolled it. The sand coverage was much better, and it went faster. There was nothing in the literature about how to apply it. They should update the pamphlet with recommended techniques to apply this.
The first coat won't look great, but you can see it taking shape. I put the second coat on using the "dump and spread" method, and the finished product looked amazing. It looked just as good (I think better) than the $3500 option we inquired about. Overall, I recommend the product. It provided a professional finish and adds a great look to our patio. The pamphlet available at HD details what steps to take use the product. As I mentioned before, I wish they would tell you techniques to apply it, instead of just saying use a 1/4" adhesive roller.
I bought 6 gals (a 5 gal and a one gal) as it said 5 gal would cover 250 sq feet. I needed almost 300, so I picked up one extra gal. I end up using 5 gals and have about a gal left over for patching or repairs. Again, this is a great product, and I highly recommend it.
April 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 251 Really liked the finished product
Product is a little bit of a challenge to put down but the finished product was worth it. I covered a 400 sq ft concrete patio that had several foundation repair patches. The patio had been stained with a coca cola stain and the patches were bare concrete. It took 3 coats to get a uniform color, but it was worth it. The finished color, Autumn Mountain , was very close to the sample in the brochure. I used 10 gallons total. The product did fill in the hair line cracks and the rough areas around the patched spots.
Check with me in a year to see how it held up in the Texas heat.
April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lizzie WOW.....great product
WONDERFULL product....took my cement pool surround from old and tired looking to brand new looking....it is amazing....ummm, ya should know, it does not spread too much...youll need more than you think...and it is pricey for sure, but it will make whatever you coat it with look BRAND new again....it looks beautiful down........very happy......took two full coats and a touch up for any light spots.........
April 16, 2016