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Foam Core Construction - What You Need to Start for Vertical Decorative Concrete

Foam Core Construction -
What You Need to Start for Vertical Decorative Concrete
Foam Core Construction -What You Need to Start for Vertical Decorative ConcreteBy Nathan Giffin of Vertical ArtisansWhen considering this field or form of construction there are a few things that really need to be in place.   The tools required to assist you in the production of a foam core project are really quite different than most of the t...
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Concepts on Mix Designs vs Bag Mixes and Add Pac's

Concepts on Mix Designs vs Bag Mixes and Add Pac's
Concepts on Mix Designs vs Bag Mixes and Add Pac's"What do you use" is the most frequent question I have been asked over the years.It has been a journey I must say.But I feel after twenty years of sculpting concrete, I should be able to weigh in on some of these issues that frequently pop up in various circles. I would like to take some time to ide...
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Should I Use Paint or Stains When Coloring Vertical Decorative Concrete?

Should I Use Paint or Stains When Coloring Vertical Decorative Concrete?By Nathan Giffin of Vertical ArtisansThis is a tough topic to talk about.There are many angles to this conversation but I will offer up my experience over the last two decades and hopefully you will walk away with some understanding on the topic.When I first started my career i...
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How to Effectively Use Texture Rollers

How to Effectively Use Texture Rollers
How to Effectively Use Texture RollersBy Nathan Giffin of Vertical ArtisansThis may seem like a dumb statement but many who buy texture rollers are only getting the obvious use out of them.The simple release and roll over fresh mud is the obvious method for using a texture roller but is there more to these simple tools.Keeping your rollers clean an...
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How to Stamp Vertical Decorative Concrete

How to Stamp Vertical Decorative Concrete
How to Stamp Vertical Decorative ConcreteBy Nathan Giffin of Vertical ArtisansVertical Stamping is the easiest way to create a simulated rock pattern in vertical decorative concrete.There are many stamps to choose form and color staining is endless.However, without following the proper steps even the most experienced contractor can really botch up ...
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