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    hi folks..

    doing some repair and filling on my driveway which is 40 yo concrete.

    the point is i dont want the new concrete to look new.. how can it be aged?

    my theory is to add a bit of grey coloured cement to the mix then hose off the surface to expose the aggregate, how long should i wait after pouring before hosing off?

    any feedback welcome.

    shads
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    Quote Originally Posted by shads View Post
    hi folks..

    doing some repair and filling on my driveway which is 40 yo concrete.

    the point is i dont want the new concrete to look new.. how can it be aged?

    my theory is to add a bit of grey coloured cement to the mix then hose off the surface to expose the aggregate, how long should i wait after pouring before hosing off?

    any feedback welcome.

    shads

    I would pressure wash the drive back to a clean state and then the new won't look so new.

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    And then paint the surface with diluted yoghut which will encourage the growth of the micro-organisms that contribute to the aged appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Cat View Post
    And then paint the surface with diluted yoghut which will encourage the growth of the micro-organisms that contribute to the aged appearance.
    Gotta be careful with that approach though; it CAN make the concrete very slippery when damp or wet.


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