Included here are some interesting DIY patio repointing tips. Interestingly, you’re not seeing a finished project. Instead, you’re seeing a work in progress, and given some insight on what the next steps might be. This is actually a fairly refreshing spin on the whole idea of a DIY video.
Sometimes looking at overly simplified step by step “how to” guides or merely being told what was done to something that already looks perfect can still leave you scratching your head a bit. Here, you’re made to feel as if you’re really in the thick of it.
If it seems like the DIY portion is over your head, you can always call on our home remodeling contractors to give you a hand. If you think you can handle it then keep reading…
Best of all, this style of video even helps you get your head in the game to start problem solving on your own. You’re bound to start thinking of how you can apply the same ideas to your own deck or patio at home. The whole approach here is “hey, this is what I’m up to – maybe it can help you as well!” That’s just fantastic.
It doesn’t drag on, either. At four minutes or so, this is easy to digest. One watch or two and you’re on your way. If you happen to miss anything, there are some helpful annotations added along the way to help clarify specific points.
The point in which we hop on during the video shows us an early look at what starting your patio re pointing project might look like with a 4 to 1 ratio mix. Some interesting things tend to occur with the color. If you’re not happy with how it’s going just yet, you can easily start to see what it could look like in the end and how you might need to adjust from there.
Even with just a short day of work, the difference between bricks that have already been done and those still waiting in the wings so to speak is amazing.
Here is where the tips start to come in. While your edging will obviously still be very much “to be continued,” the basic work you’re already starting on the main surface can be doctored up along the way with a wallpaper brush. It’s a very simple solution that you might not have even thought of before. That’s the very spirit of DIY!
If you’re having a hard time knowing where to start, it looks like pressure washing might not be the best. If that’s all you have available then you can try it, but a better approach is to go in one inch deep at a time with tools like a Ryobi reconditioning saw.
Something electric will give you more power and speed, but even something simple like a mini paint roller will save you a lot of hassle in the end.
Once you have a lot of the dirt, grass, and other material dug out, you need to take care to tamp down the remainder and your base coat as smoothly as possible. From there, you’ll be well on your way to a gorgeous, aesthetically pleasing patio. If it seems like to much to handle you can always call our deck and patio remodelers.
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