But first, a rant.
|Actually I do always rant.|
|There's simply no comparison: Our backyard four years ago in its very early stages of development, before and after fence staining. For a few bucks and a few hours of time, this, too, could be your look. Pics from this post.|
Unfortunately, the remedial choices are few, especially if you do NOT want an epoxy or "wet look" sealant, both of which I think make outdoor concrete look plastic and fake.
|This chart summarizes the choices, which basically fall into four categories, only one of which (that excerpted above) maintains natural looking concrete.|
|It looks like this and is described as being a "nano-silicone / silicate" based product.|
|Behr Premium Protector and Waterproofer. It is described mostly as a silicone product, whatever that means.|
|This is a close-up view of the treated concrete. Some water does still penetrate, but a lot of it beads on the surface.|
|And this is the first of two posts that will celebrate that fact.|