How to Resurface Concrete

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Resurfacing concrete rather than repaving concrete will save you plenty of money. It will give a new clean appearance without requiring the expenditure of thousands of dollars. Expect to pay at least $250 and it will cost more the larger the area you want resurfaced.

Things You'll Need

  • 40-lb. bag of concrete resurfacer
  • Trowel
  • Squeegee
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Broom
  • Goggles
  • Drill with paddle mixer
  • Clean the concrete, using a high-powered hose be sure to clean off the concrete thoroughly.

  • Mix the concrete surfacer with water. Mix one part water to seven parts concrete resurfacer. Fill in the damaged area of the concrete with the mixture.

  • Hose down the surface again once the repaired areas dry. Then remove the water with a squeegee.

  • Pour 7 pints of water into a 5-gallon bucket. Pour a 40-lb. bag of concrete resurfacer into the bucket slowly while stirring. The stirrer should have a paddle mixer. Continue to mix for five minutes or until the cement is thick and free of lumps.

  • Add and mix color liquid into the cement if using color.

  • Pour out the mixture onto the repaired area. Do this slowly and pour a small amount at a time. Spread the resurfacer mixture with a trowel over areas where it is needed.

  • Sweep the concrete softly as it hardens. This is to give a finished appearance. It should take at least six hours for the cement to dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • Work in sections. Do not spread resurfacer mixture in all of the areas needed at one time. That will cause the mix to dry before you can spread it out correctly.
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