Welcome to the Cement Professor website! I'm a concrete special effects artist (master rock painter) and I'm about to share my trade secrets step by step, which show how I apply stunning concrete and faux brick finishes professionally.

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  • SpeedyBrick™ shows my techniques for Beginning faux painting antique brick without brushes, stencils or tape! Visit the Faux Brick page to see the 100 sq. ft. job on my own home shown through the phases, which I recently completed. Bonus is a layout illustration for an 8 ft. X 8 ft. half staggered running brick bond wall.
  • SpeedyBrick2™ shows my techniques for Intermediate faux painting herringbone and ribbons brick without brushes, stencils or tape! See the tudor syle job shown on the Faux Brick page. Bonus is a layout illustration for a standard brick 4" X 8" herringbone pattern.
  • MultiAcidBlend™ shows my techniques for preparing old cement to accept acids and blending acid stain and acrylic paint to achieve beautiful color separations and special effects on cement. I have been impressing clients and friends for years by beautifying driveways, patios, porches, steps, entries and backyard barbeque bars using my techniques. Attention contractors...acid staining is hot! Increase your market portfolio by adding valuable acid and acrylic blending techniques to your skill set! See the job photos and Demo on this page. Bonus is a layout illustration for a diagonal driveway with banding.
  • CementScoring™ shows my techniques for scoring and painting a design on a cement porch. Bonus is an illustration and instructions for creating the pattern I used for creating the star with circle design shown at right. See the job photos on this page.

Coming soon...Staining Fabricated Boulders™ video will show my step by step techniques for applying stain and acrylic paint to fabricated boulders to make them look authentic. The Faux Wood Railings™ video will show my fabricating and staining techniques for cement railings to appear like wood. And the Marbled Columns ™ video will show my staining techniques for cement columns to create an awesome marbling effect. Visit the Acid Staining page to preview training videos coming soon. With over 45 years of experience as a masonry contractor and concrete special effects artist, I have developed a unique style for beautifying cement surfaces. It's equally important for you to see the jobs I have done professionally. That's why the site is loaded with photos of my own jobs, most shown through the phases, and all at low resolution for viewing as quickly as current internet technology allows. Browse the Gallery slideshow to the tune of sultry alto sax and see over 50 photos of the many finishes I have mastered that will soon be available on training videos.

 

Whether you're refinishing a cement driveway, patio, porch, steps, entry or backyard barbeque bar, MultiAcidBlend™shows my step by step techniques for achieving color separations with acid stains and acrylic paints. It's a cost effective way I have discovered for beautifying the surface and providing years of lasting color*. I incorporate imperfections like hairline fractures, discolored concrete and hard to cover spots, (excluding oil stains) so it looks like they're supposed to be there!

*Outdoor applications require annual maintenance with a penetrating sealer to preserve and protect the surface from the elements, available at most home improvement centers.

This client's existing cement driveway was cut and acid stained with color separations for added detail.

 

The bricks shown in these photos are actually cement that was formed and tooled to resemble bricks. Color separations on stamped concrete create uniqueness.

 

This driveway shows color separations through the phases. The acid staining and natural cement banding were done before the color separations in the squares and the grouting. The textured cement and joints were cut the day after cement was poured. Note the detail of the color separations after the grouting was completed.

 

My 60 year old cement driveway shows color separations through the phases. It was poured in the 1950's when the house was built and the cement is very porous. I prepared part of the old cement on random tiles to accept the acids.

These close up photos show stages of the color separation process on the tiles that were prepared to accept acid staining and acrylic blending. The photo at right was taken after I cleaned the previously scored joints, painted them brown and sealed them.
 
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Color separations can be used on patios, driveways, steps and even backyard barbeque bars for stunning appeal!

     

    Here's what comes in the MultiAcidBlend video:

        My step by step techniques for:

        1. Preparing old cement to accept acid stain.
        2. Incorporating hairline fractures and spots (exluding oil stains) to look like they're supposed to be there.
        3. Blending acid stains and acrylic paints to achieve color separations.
        4. Applying transparent acrylic overlays.
        5. Cleaning previously scored concrete joints.
        6. Painting concrete joints.
        7. Sealing acid stained and acrylic painted concrete from the elements.

      Bonus is a layout illustration for a diagonal driveway with banding.

 

Demo MultiAcidBlend™

 

These close up photos of textured cement patios show detailed color separations. Cut joints do not always need to be grouted to show nice detail.

 

CementScoring™ shows my techniques for scoring and painting a design on a cement porch.

Scored pattens accent cement surfaces and they look great on small porches and walkways. They can even be used to accent random cement tiles on a patio or driveway.

 

These before and after photographs show a job I did on a small back porch. CementScoring™ shows my techniques for scoring and painting this design.

 

Here's what comes in the CementScoring™ video:

My step by step techniques for:

    1. Transferring the star with circle pattern shown above onto a cement porch.
    2. Scoring the pattern onto the porch.
    3. Painting the design and joints.
    4. Sealing the painted design from the elements.

Bonus is an illustration and instructions for creating the pattern I used for creating the star with circle design shown above.

 

Demo CementScoring™

 

   

 

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