Concrete Overlay Care and Maintenance

Thank you for choosing Complete Home Transformations Inc. By following these easy instructions you will enjoy the beauty and durability of your new decorative concrete overlay surface for many years to come. If at any time you have questions, please call (919)-673-9856 and someone from Complete Home Transformations Inc. will be at your service.

PLEASE DO NOT

  • Walk on or allow pets on the new overlay surface for 24 hours.
  • Allow standing water to remain on the surface for any period of time for first 14 days.
  • Place any furniture on it for 7 days.
  • Allow any landscape materials, such as wheelbarrows, picks, shovels, etc. to be kept on the new overlay surface. This also includes dirt piles, debris and tracking of mud over surface.

PLEASE DO

  • Care for your new decorative overlay surface. After the initial 14 days, it is recommended to sweep or blow your overlay surface clean weekly.
  • Occasionally hose off your new overlay surface with a standard hose nozzle on the high-pressure setting to prevent dirt & stains from being ground into deck. DO NOT pressure wash your overlay surface.

STAIN REMOVAL

Please wait a full 30 days before using any chemicals or scrubbing your new overlay surface.

  • After 30 days, you can remove stubborn stains by using a stiff brush & a mild detergent. Lightly scrub the surface and make sure to hose off all excess cleaner/materials from the overlay surface.
  • Algae Stains (red, black or green) – Use a mixture of 7 parts water to 3 parts pool chlorine. Allow mixture to set for 20 minutes then rinse off completely. Use with care as too much chlorine may damage the sealer.
  • Calcium Deposits – The whitish stains that appear in areas of standing water can be thoroughly scrubbed using “Limeaway” (available at local grocery store). Allow the product to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse completely to remove residue.
  • Coffee, Soda, etc. – Use a mild detergent, water and a stiff brush. Use the brush to ensure the deep grooves and low down areas of the texture are not missed.
  • Grease & Oil – Use “Gumout” (available at local grocery store).
  • Rust Stains – Use “Wink”, a rust remover, or navel jelly (available at local grocery or hardware store).
  • Tire Marks on Driveway – Use a mild detergent, water, and broom.

CONCRETE CRACKS

  • Existing Concrete – If Complete Home Transformations Inc. resurfaces any existing concrete, all cracks will be treated to the best of our ability. However, existing cracks might reappear and are not covered by Complete Home Transformations Inc warranty.