Concrete provides the support for decks, patios, walkways, walls and floors, and the dull gray color of the material may feel stifling to some. For this reason, stamped concrete allows homeowners or installers to add color and texture to the concrete, creating a new look for the surface. During the stamping process, installers use a liquid or powdered release agent to stop the stamps from sticking to or scratching the concrete surface. You must then clean this release agent from the surface after stamping to achieve a finished, uniform look.
Things You'll Need
- Liquid dish soap
- Scrub brush or broom
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Mix liquid dish soap and hot water in a bucket until the mixture forms suds.
Soak the bristles of a scrub brush or push broom in the soapy water and use it to scrub the surface until it is clean. You must remove at least 75 percent of the release agent from the surface. Leaving a small amount on the surface will cause no harm, as long as it does not ruin the color.
Rinse the surface with a hose or with the scrub brush soaked in clean warm water to remove residual soap suds. Allow the surface to air dry.