In part one on stained concrete I talked about the importance of prep work. We had just finished masking off the walls three feet up.
I originally planned to use 1/4″ wide automotive masking tape to mimic grout lines on the dining room floor, giving it a tiled look. The tape would not allow the acid to react or stain to take. At the last minute I changed my mind and didn’t do it. We were beginning to wear down from all the work and I wasn’t completely convinced I liked the idea of faking the look of tile. Looking back, I am glad I didn’t take that time and effort. Instead, I just kept a few dividing lines between the living room and dining room that had already been started. With all the prep work done, it was truly time to get started.