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by | Feb 15, 2018 |

An Introduction – Welcome!

February 15, 2018 – Welcome to my new website! I hope this newly revamped website can answer all your questions about the art of acid stained concrete, and in particular, what our company, Faux Real LLC can do for YOUR floors. Stained concrete has been around for many...

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Odd Surface Cracking

I would like to explain why we use two kinds of cementitious fillers by Lyons Manufacturing. Both are very good fillers, but we found out the hard way that Patchcrete should be used ONLY for flat patches and never in cracks. Super Flowcrete, which comes in large sacks...

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Black Basics

We recently had two separate clients who wanted the drama of black floors throughout their homes. I hope this does not signal a new trend towards black floors. We usually try to talk people out of this by showing them how attractive black stain can look when it is...

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Va-Voom! A New Stripper Hits Town

We have discovered a great floor stripper which may open up new jobs for you and will certainly make the whole process somewhat easier. My crew really dislikes re-doing other people’s botched floors. However, in the current economy, those are the jobs we are getting...

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Labyrinthine Labors

Last spring we were hired by an Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Albuquerque for a job which was completely new to us. They were redesigning an outdoor area which was surrounded on three sides by the old church building. The fourth side featured a wrought iron gateway...

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Gaye’s New Staining Video

Gaye’s “Acid Staining for Commercial Spaces” is currently available as part of the Professional Package through Amazon.com OR if you phone her directly, she can sell the DVD alone to you for a reasonable price.  You can call Gaye with inquiries at (505) 246-9954. If...

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Latex Rubber with no Kinks

I don’t know about you, but most of the contractors in the city of Albuquerque are starting to feel squeezed by the building slowdown which has been in progress around the country for several years now.  We used to have the luxury of turning down requests to acid...

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Slaving Away in Sunny New Zealand

Roy Snowball no longer has a staining business in New Zealand. His dream had always been to live on a sailboat and sail around the world. In 2011 his wife, Jose, passed away, so he made his garage-studio into a rental apartment and rented both units out while he...

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