Steps and Porch Coatings: A Guide to Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Do your exteriors need a facelift? Whether you plan on selling your home in the future or simply want to dress it up with the latest trends, you’ve landed in the right place!

Our friendly experts at Armor Coating Co. have compiled some helpful tips to spruce up your property’s curb appeal. From investing in steps and porch coatings to updating your landscaping, we have the right solution for you.

Add More Green

If your landscape looks a bit sparse, why not add some plants and flowers? You can easily find many varieties that thrive in the Northern Wisconsin Tri-State Area, like coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, and sunflowers. Enliven your landscape with some color by adding some ornamental grasses too!

What if you lack garden space? You can get the same effect with strategically placed window boxes and planters. Use them to highlight visual points like entryways or windows.

Update Your Front Door

One of the first things people notice when they come to your home is the front door. If your current entrance looks a bit outdated or shabby, consider refreshing it with a coat of paint. Choose a color that complements the rest of your home’s palette and find the perfect finish for added drama. You can also go the opposite route and choose a hue that stands out from the rest of your home’s exterior.

Illuminate Your Exteriors

Many homeowners forget the potential of outdoor illumination. Installing some lights can instantly revamp the look and feel of any property.

Not only do outdoor fixtures offer aesthetic benefits, but they also provide safety ones. Motion sensor lights will help you keep your home secure and give visitors a warm welcome when they enter.

Clear Your Gutters

When was the last time you cleaned your gutters? Dirty, clogged gutters and drains can become an eyesore and leave your home vulnerable to water damage. Remove any debris and inspect your gutters for signs of wear or damage at least twice a year.

Replace Your Mailbox

Your old, worn mailbox will stand out like a sore thumb if it doesn’t match the rest of your home’s exterior. This easy project won’t cost too much money or take weeks to finish, but it will make an understated, sophisticated statement. We personally recommend classic black mailboxes as they look chic and timeless.

Invest in Steps and Porch Coatings

Do your exterior steps or concrete porch space look worse for wear? Random cracks and divots, splotchy stains, and other unsightly flaws can give your home a less-than-stellar first impression.

Armor Coating Co., however, has the perfect solution for you! Our experts can remove any existing imperfections and then apply a beautiful and long-lasting concrete coating. Read and see why this upgrade is always worth the investment.

Improved Aesthetic

For the longest time, many homeowners failed to maximize the potential of porous concrete surfaces and kept them bare, unadorned, and exposed. Fortunately, this trend is quickly changing.

Concrete coatings have become increasingly popular as they instantly transform a large portion of your outdoor space at a fraction of the cost. Choose from different colors, sheens, and designs to create a unique look that complements your home’s exteriors. You’ll wonder why you waited so long to make the switch!

Why not opt for painted concrete instead? While it can look good for a short amount of time, it will quickly fade and become dull. Save time and money in the long run by investing in long-lasting concrete coatings.

Higher Durability

With your concrete porch and steps exposed to the elements, you’ll likely see some damage over time. Rain, snow, sunlight, and temperature fluctuations can cause significant issues like cracking and fading.

Investing in steps and porch coatings will help protect your exterior surfaces from damaging weather conditions while adding an extra layer of protection against everyday wear and tear. Our coatings can easily resist different stains too!

Less Cleaning Time

Most concrete surfaces have small cracks, holes, and other indentations that collect dirt and debris. Cleaning these areas can take up a lot of your time and energy.

Fortunately, the concrete coating process will fill in any flaws for a smooth finish that doesn’t take much effort to maintain. With just a few strokes of a mop or broom, you can remove any dirt, dust, and other contaminants. You also don’t have to worry about accidental spills, as our liquid-resistant coatings make it quick and easy to wipe away any mess.

Enhanced Safety

We also recommend investing in steps and porch coatings to make your outdoor space safer. The textured surface will give you extra grip, so you don’t slip or fall when the ground becomes wet. This feature is especially crucial if you have children, elderly residents, or people with poor vision living on your property.

Your Go-To Team for Premium Concrete Steps and Porch Coatings in Duluth

Potential buyers, guests, and friends will appreciate your property’s renewed exterior. Not only do our concrete coatings beautify your outdoor space, but they also add protection and safety.

Our experienced team at Armor Coating Co. love helping our customers improve their homes. We take a tailored approach to each project, so you get the results you want.

Give us a call today to learn more about our services and reap the benefits of steps and porch coatings. We look forward to hearing from you!

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Long Will The Concrete Coating Last?

We use the highest quality materials in our polyaspartic floor coatings and we’ve perfected our application process to make the concrete coating permanent.  Once completely cured and adhered, the concrete coating is meant to last as long as the substrate it’s adhered to.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Over Epoxy Floor Coatings?

Polyaspartic Floor Coatings dry more quickly than Epoxy Floor Coatings, and the finish is also more durable.  Our floor concrete coating finishes are also more slip-resistant and will not discolor like some Epoxy Floor Coatings.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

Our flooring cures within a few hours, however our team of professionals recommends waiting at least 4-6 hours before walking on your brand new concrete coated flooring. After 12 hours, you can begin moving lightweight objects onto the flooring, like light patio furniture.  We recommend waiting a full 24 hours before moving anything heavy back into the area where we’ve applied the coating (your car, heavy equipment or furniture etc.).

Will My New Concrete Floor Coating Turn Yellow?

It sure won’t! Our concrete floor coverings will not yellow or discolor, because they are UV stable. This  one of the many benefits of using Polyurea or Polyaspartic floor coatings.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

How Long Does It Take You To Apply Concrete Floor Coatings?

We’ve perfected our 6-step application process, so most typical projects take between 5-10 hours depending on the square footage.  We pride ourselves in a one-day application, and will do everything possible to stay within that time frame.  Rainy weather can delay the project, but it is rare.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming, and hoses.  We offer maintenance services should your concrete flooring ever need cleaning, however you can also use non-abrasive cleaners, like CLR, to remove grease or other stains. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Armor coatings are oil resistant as well as moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyaspartic Coatings?

Bayer Material Science first developed Polyaspartic coatings in the 1990’s to protect steel bridges and infrastructure from rusting and corrosion. It has since been modified for different applications, once being durable concrete flooring coatings.

What Are Polyaspartic Concrete Coatings?

Polyaspartic Concrete coating is another name for Aliphatic Polyurea, which is a hybrid material consisting of ester and other materials. It was originally developed to coat metal bridges.  It was later used to coat concrete flooring due to its durability and moisture resistance. Polyurea is also used to coat truck bed liners.

Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used Outside?

They sure can!  We offer wonderful solutions for driveways, patios, and even the area around the pool.  Our coatings are all UV stable, which will help prevent discoloration or flaking.

What Types Of Environments Can Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Be Used?

Polyaspartic flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Polyaspartic Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, basecoating, applying chips, scraping the chips, and applying the clear UV protective clear coat. 

Can I Apply Polyaspartic Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are safe to apply in temperatures as cold as -40 degrees.

How Long Do Polyaspartic Floor Coatings Take To Dry?

Our Polyaspartic Floor Coatings are engineered to rapidly cure, and can be dry in a matter of a few hours!  However, we recommend waiting at least 5-6 hours before walking on newly applied coating and 24 hours before moving heavy objects back onto the flooring.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

Installing Polyaspartic Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! Our team at Armor Coatings is certified in Polyaspartic Floor Coating installation and have many years of experience.

Is It Possible To Cover Existing Epoxy Floor Coating With Polyaspartic Floor Coating?

It is!  Polyaspartic floor coatings are specially formulated for their incredible adhesion properties.  If you have existing patches of epoxy coating, our team can sand it down, vacuum, and wipe down the area with a solvent.  Once prepped, we will apply your new, superior, Polyaspartic Floor Coating