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Fugs to Funk: Staining Our Concrete Foundation

by on Oct.08, 2015, under Other Lovelies

This was the easiest project ever.

For the past two years, we’ve been detesting the ugly unfinished concrete foundation on the back of our house. It’s 10 feet tall in some parts, making it pretty friggin’ noticeable when you’re on the west side of our backyard looking toward the house.

To turn this eyesore into a brash backdrop, we considered covering it in stone, brick or metal (that would’ve been awesome), but decided in the interest of time and money that we’d stain the foundation instead. We mulled over stain colors for weeks, and one Sunday afternoon attacked the Great Wall of Concrete with gallons of gunmetal grey concrete stain. It only took one coat to fully cover the foundation (we’ll see if it starts to chip and begs for another coat).

We dig, dig, dig how it turned out! It gave our run-of-the-mill home a tight, two-toned look and looks pretty wicked against the pool deck.

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Becky

    Hey! I stumbled upon your post when I searched “staining concrete foundation walls”. How has this stain held up? What brand did you use?

    Thank you so much for your help and opinion!

    Becky

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