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Generally, backyard patios can often be considered as eyesores on homes that have this type of feature. This is due in large part to the fact that patios which are considered to be “concrete” are, at times, automatically pictured as being in backyards that aren’t kept up well to the point that the concrete on the patio itself is cracking.

Thankfully, there are methods that you can undertake which can help to boost the overall appeal of your patio. Here are three of those methods that you can make note of:

Fake How Your Stone Looks

There are many different ways in which you can do this, such as using a patterned rubber roller that is specifically made for concrete. Essentially, this type of roller is used while the concrete is continuing to cure and creates various types of indentations that create the appearance of either brick or stone. Another method involves the use of concrete stamping mats, which have embossed patterns on them and are pieces of rubber that are very flexible. They’re also very simple to use as well, as all you have to do is place it on wet concrete and apply a bit of pressure before lifting it and moving on to the next area.

Seal or Stain Your Concrete

When you use a fresh stain or seal over concrete that has already been put into place, you will be utilizing one of the most effective ways of updating the concrete itself.

Be Creative Using Paint

There are a few different ways that you can do this, such as creating a faux rug out of stencil and paint. Prior to doing this or any other type of paint work, however, it’s important that you take the time to power wash the area, then use paint that’s specifically recommended for outdoor use only.

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