cement-based microtoppings and skim coats can be used both indoors and out to provide a clean canvas for decorative treatments, such as stains, dyes and stenciled patterns. some systems come pretinted in a wide range of colors, while others can be custom tinted by mixing in the desired amount of liquid coloring agent.
most products are also water resistant and unaffected by freeze-thaw conditions, permitting outdoor use in most climates. usually the mixes come in two colors: gray or white. but many manufacturers also sell colorants that can be mixed in with their products to achieve nearly any hue desired.
skim-coating is the process of applying a thin layer of material, such as cement, over a wall to even out the surface. this process is a good way to prepare a cracked and uneven cement wall for painting or other finishing. the procedure implemented to skim-coat a cement wall is strht forward and easy to follow.
skim coating can freshen up old concrete blocks and give your home or a wall on your property a new look. the process involves applying a layer of cement over the concrete block wall to cover
skim-coating or resurfacing concrete patios, walkways, driveways, walls and stairs not only renews their appearance, but it extends their lifespan by improving drainage and waterproofing. a number of tools and materials are available to do-it-yourselfers that, in most cases, make skim coating preferable to demolishing and replacing old, damaged
using a ladle, skim off the scum from the top of the brodo and discard. one ladleful at a time, pass the brodo through a fi ne-mesh strainer or chinois into a large container or several smaller ones.