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h4hope

Has anyone stained or dyed concrete poured with a fiber mesh? If so, how did it take the stain? Did you have to etch the concrete before the stain could be used? Or was it any problem at all.
Thanks for any help
Pam

suntacsys
why would one etch prior to

why would one etch prior to acid stain ?,,, just normal prep.

1 of our 1st jobs,,, we used a 20# propant tank & weed burner to remove the hair 1st.

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mississippi
stay away from fiber...... It

stay away from fiber...... It only REDUCES possibility of cracking during initial curing stage....It does nothing after that. If you must use it, ask for "no show" fiber

suntacsys
miss's right,,, fiber won't

miss's right,,, fiber won't eliminate cracking BUT it DOES add strength during the 'plastic' ('green') stage,,, but, imn-s-h-fo, NOTHING beats diamond sawing & proper jnt patterns to control cracking.

miss, i read this as the concrete's already in place,,, & what's "no show" fiber ? ? ?,,, a new term to me,,, thanks in adv.

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pduryee
I try to stay away from slabs

I try to stay away from slabs with fibers. If it must be done I burn it off stain and neutrilize burn again apply finish.

csbd
the fibers will also

the fibers will also eventually walk off. But if needed to just burn them off

csbd
the fibers will also

the fibers will also eventually walk off. But if needed to just burn them off