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    Concrete looking house, what is the proper way ? Just cement all around ? Protection?

    hello,

    I do not want to paint the bungalow exterior, I want it to look like cement/concrete.

    Can you tell me what to use / apply ? Just cement all around or any protection is needed ?

    Thank you.

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    You would have to have a very smooth finish.
    any roughness will maintain moisture, grow algae , which will dry in the hot dry months and turn black.
    A few years ago, I build a wall around out property,looked great just cement. Went away and did not get to come back for about a year, It was black in many spots, so I painted it !
    Look around at unpainted concrete and see what happens to it in the hot sun.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Thank you, so how to keep a cement look finish ? thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JournalistsAreLiars View Post
    Thank you, so how to keep a cement look finish ? thank you.
    Just coat it with sealant to make it waterproof/water resistant. Done it with our driveway and pathways and they are still fresh cement colored. Repeat every few years or as wear dictates.

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    What the OP is describing is how a wall was finished near to where I live. Instead of the usual rendering they finish off with, this wall is smooth as fcuk. It looks as if it was rendered with just a cement water mix. No sand. I've asked the missus to ask how it was finished and I'll post a photo.

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    I hope this helps? The difference I noticed about this was is that usually when a wall is rendered you can see the individual brick outline. This wall you can't. It looks as if it was cast in vibrated concrete.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    What the OP is describing is how a wall was finished near to where I live. Instead of the usual rendering they finish off with, this wall is smooth as fcuk. It looks as if it was rendered with just a cement water mix. No sand. I've asked the missus to ask how it was finished and I'll post a photo.

    Thank you so much for your help

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    As I said earlier you would need to get the finish very smooth.
    Sikafloor® ProSeal-22 found at any home improvement store, such as Home Pro is used to waterproof cement . and could be used to obtain the finish you are looking for.
    If that's' the look you are looking for fine , but if you are looking to do this because you want to save money and or time from painting, I think the process of waterproofing and smoothing would be just as time consuming and expensive as painting, and in the end you might have to paint it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    As I said earlier you would need to get the finish very smooth.
    Sikafloor® ProSeal-22 found at any home improvement store, such as Home Pro is used to waterproof cement . and could be used to obtain the finish you are looking for.
    If that's' the look you are looking for fine , but if you are looking to do this because you want to save money and or time from painting, I think the process of waterproofing and smoothing would be just as time consuming and expensive as painting, and in the end you might have to paint it anyway.

    ok i understand. Yes I like the concrete color, but your Sikafloor® ProSeal-22 is very expensive
    ฿6,700.00

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