Procedure for Tuscany Texture

DAY ONE

  1. Rocks and grass are moved away from concrete allowing the Tuscany Texture to flow over the sides.
  2. The surface is checked for any grease, oil, and tar which will be removed with a thinner (xyleen).
  3. The surface is etched with muriatic acid which will remove dirt and grime, also opening the pours of the concrete for a proper bond.
  4. All concrete is treated with ammonia; this neutralizes any acid left behind.
  5. Fill cracks on top of the surface at no charge but concrete may shift so we cannot guarantee the cracks.
  6. A coat of acrylic additive is rolled on to seal the concrete acting as a primer.
  7. A thin layer of acrylic aggregate is troweled on the surface to act as another primer and first coat of texture.
  8. A heavier coat of acrylic aggregate is troweled on to make texture which is between 1/8 and 1/4 inch think.
  9. Lastly, we clean the work area and let dry overnight.

DAY TWO

  1. Control joints are cut with a diamond blade to open the joint to allow movement in the stress areas.
  2. Surface is swept and blown down cleaning area for color.
  3. The house, wall and windows, etc. are taped and papered off to catch any over spray of color.
  4. A coat of polyurethane is brushed and rolled on the surface acting as the base color for the stain (usually matching the color of the house).
  5. The color(s) are sprayed onto the texture heavily and lightly, giving many shades of color(s). Another coat will be applied if needed or if the customer has chosen more than one color. (There may be an extra charge for more than one color).
  6. After all dried and cleaned up, we brush and roll sealer to protect the surface but not just any sealer. Desert Rose uses polyurethane 250 with UV absorbers and hindered amine light stabilizers which will out last acrylic sealers by years.