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Hypertufa and Concrete: Finish coat

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Ulster Park, NY

September 17, 2007
9:08 PM

Post #3986058

We're in peak season and generally disappearing up our own backsides
so I get whatever concrete time I get; this weekend and some today.

Also, my hard drive at my house just fried, so I get less web time
until I get a new one.

I'm using the quickrete vinyl patching cement for the top coat, pricey,
but I really like it. It feathers really smooth with a wet rubber glove.
It's hard to keep this thing wet between sessions, the tarps don't really
do it. I've started setting the sprinkler on it when It's hard enough and
I'm not working on it.

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Ulster Park, NY

September 17, 2007
9:12 PM

Post #3986071

A closeup of what I'm doing.
The rough undercoat gives the patcher something to hold on to.
I knock any biggish lumps off with a hammer first.

Hoping it will have time to cure long enough for painting while we
still have weather for it.

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Anderson, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 20, 2007
10:32 PM

Post #3998755

How cute it that?!?!?! Does the vinyl patching cement get as hard as the regular cement?
Ulster Park, NY

September 23, 2007
11:24 PM

Post #4009582

SCNewbie, yes, if all the usual rules are observed; -not too wet mix, keep moist for a few days.
Not sure how cute it is, really. Just finished the front before dark, six bags so far and I
still have about half the back to go, two more bags I'm guessing.

Then it needs at least a month to cure before painting, Oct.23? It's possible, we've had
snow before then.

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Columbia, MO
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2007
12:26 AM

Post #4009788

It is just wonderful how well that turned out!
Anderson, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2007
4:53 AM

Post #4010637

Thank you, Noknok. :) Your seat/bench is just adorable, with such flair & style. Make sure you post a pic after you get it painted!
Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2007
3:19 AM

Post #4046902

Fabulous!!! I never did get around to doing one this year. Maybe next year.
Madison, WI

October 22, 2007
7:33 PM

Post #4111339

Absolutely terrific design idea and great setting! Please do post the pictures when you are done.

October 22, 2007
8:02 PM

Post #4111451

I missed these pictures when I looked at this bench before. Beautiful work. Very well done and very inspirational.

Thanks for posting and please post when it's painted.

Ulster Park, NY

October 23, 2007
8:10 PM

Post #4115470

Thanks for the kind words! Back online (new computer).
No paint yet, but I finally remembered to get up on the roof again a couple of weeks ago
and take some pictures. Gives you a better idea of the setting.

I have as usual ordered far too many bulbs...

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Anderson, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 24, 2007
2:08 AM

Post #4116749

oooooohhhh - How beautiful!! Makes me miss NY big time!! :(
Madison, WI

October 24, 2007
2:29 AM

Post #4116855

What a view! The bench fits right in with the surroundings.
Hillsborough, NC

October 24, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #4119812

I'll work for free! Just let me sit a spell in that beautiful beautiful space.
I can 'warm' the bench all winter...keep it from cracking... or keep it company...make sure nobody steals it???
Punta Gorda, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 21, 2011
9:51 PM

Post #8512670

This is a great project. Thanks for sharing. Gets one thinking :)
Olympia, WA

April 26, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8521489

Did it get painted??? Inquiring minds want to know!!

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