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any ideas for covering up old patio besides covering w/ tile. Cement is 2 colors and would to even out?

Tile seems to be an expensive options. Want a finished look for less than tile

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Why not cover it with a basic wood deck? Lay beams to make a frame on top of the cement, bind these together. Then like laying a floor, cross these beams with deck boards (2x6, or even 2x4's). Just use treated lumber. Wouldn't take much know how or effort. Just a little lumber. Or you could get a pressure washer and try to remove the old paint. Then stain the cement and seal. Or repaint the cement a preferred color. Or get outdoor carpeting if it's a covered patio. There are some really nice woven rugs that look like jute, or natural fibers but are actually made out of recycled plastic. They can be easily cleaned by hosing them off. Or make a short frame around the cement, lay down some slate or other flat landscaping stones and fill the cracks with sand. There's all sorts of cool things you could do with this!
May 11, 2017
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May 11, 2017
Concrete/Masonry paint. You can get it from the hardware/megaDIY store for around $20 per gallon. I think it comes in a couple different colors.
May 11, 2017
Its just a thought, but after watching countless hours of the home and garden channel some people tend to paint over concrete to spruce it up or to make mismatched tones even.
May 11, 2017
There are concrete stains that you might look into. I've seen them in several colors. Check at your nearest hardware store and see what they know. There might still be a little color difference, but at least it may even the colors out more.
May 11, 2017

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