Frequently asked questions

    A decorative concrete coating can be applied to any viable concrete surface, but here are some of the vertical surfaces SUNDEK has beautified:
    • Retaining walls
    • Planters
    • Residential and commercial buildings
    • Utility protection
    • Wainscoting

    No. In addition to concrete, SUNDEK has applied decorative concrete coatings over brick, stucco, drywall, and painted surfaces.

    Vertical surfaces offer the same design opportunities as horizontal surfaces. You can choose from a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. SUNDEK is also able to mimic the look of any other material you like such as wood, stone, brick, and others. If you’d like, you can coordinate your horizontal and vertical surfaces for a cohesive look.

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Why decorative concrete is a good choice for vertical surfaces

In the same way that decorative concrete is an ideal material for the ground you walk on, its durability makes a good choice for vertical surfaces. Even though no one will be walking on it, you won’t get the same type of damage you see on materials like stucco and wood. With a high-quality sealer, the vertical surface won’t become warped over time by water, and termites won’t be an issue.

Staining Concrete Walls

When constructing a new building, warehouse, or creating another structure that involves large vertical walls, the best and most affordable approach is tilt-up construction. To create distinct coloring, concrete stain can be applied either before or after each concrete wall panel is lifted to form the structure.

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Maintaining the look of your vertical decorative concrete surface is very easy. The most important thing to do is get a high-quality sealer to make it non-porous. If you notice spots, you can use a sponge or washcloth to clean them up indoors, or a hose or pressure washer outdoors. For very stubborn spots, you can use a commercial cleaner, but just make sure it’s formulated for the surface and non-abrasive.

Why work with SUNDEK

We are industry leaders in the field of decorative concrete, and we’ve experienced just about any scenario you can come across while applying coatings. When working with vertical surfaces, it can be a bit more complicated than horizontal surfaces, so you’ll want to have experienced professionals completing your job. Since we’ve installed decorative concrete surfaces for more than 50 years, we have a network of trained, experienced, professional contractors that can work on your project.

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