For homeowners who like the look of stone but not the price, there's now an easy and affordable solution. Convenience Products, the manufacturer of Seal-Krete® waterproofing and decorative coatings for concrete and masonry, introduces GraniTex, a decorative, natural stone finish designed to give a facelift to existing concrete.
"GraniTex gives concrete the look of stone without the hassle or the cost," says David Haskell, Pro Paint Sales Manager at Convenience Products. "In just a few hours, you can give a drab concrete slab a warm, natural look. Best yet, it's an easy weekend Do-it-Yourself project that adds instant curb appeal to any home."
GraniTex is a premium acrylic (stone-like) coating that can be applied to indoor or outdoor concrete surfaces. It is ideal for everything from patios, porches and balconies to pool decks, garage floors, walkways, steps and even driveways. In addition to offering the look of stone, GraniTex also provides a non-skid textured coating which meets ADA recommendations for non-slip surfaces.
"With four colors to choose from, including DesertStone, SandStone, EarthStone and GrayStone, homeowners can create a truly custom look. Choose a single color, or use multiple colors to create patterns and emphasize the beauty of a space," says Haskell.
The stone-like surface is incredibly durable and easy to clean. It is UV-resistant and also resists stains and abrasion from water, salt, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, grease and most household cleaners. GraniTex also resists hot tire pick-up. It cleans up easily with just soap and water.
A three-step roll-on application of the product is simple and can easily be completed by a homeowner in less than a day. Just clean the surface, apply the textured base coat, apply the GraniTex stone finish and let dry. The all-in-one GraniTex kit has everything needed to complete the project, including rollers and an instructional video.
GraniTex is also safe and environmentally friendly. The surface cleaner is biodegradable, and the base coat and finish are water-based solutions. The products are low-odor and low-VOC (less than 200 grams per liter).
GraniTex is available through Lowe's, Do It Best or pro paint dealers. GraniTex retails for about $150/kit. For additional information, including project ideas and application tips, visit www.seal-krete.com