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Preparation is crucial to success, they say. With decorative concrete, this is especially true. Projects of all sizes require a strategy.
Our suggestions are:
A strategy without a check list? Physical checklists help me stay focused and organized.
With so many similar equipment and materials, it's easy to ignore the minor things that add up. How often have you had to rush to the hardware shop mid-project to get a roll of tape? Or buy another extension cord at the shop when you have too many? A checklist can save you money on last-minute hardware purchases. If you forget something on the list, make a note of it for the next time around.
Preparedness is also a smart idea. Excess material should not exceed 10% of total material. Supplies like masking tape and plastic are also replenishable.
Avoid painting yourself into a corner by planning your entire application. Throughout the project, you'll need an exit strategy and access to tools, materials, water, and electricity.
An escape route is critical when working inside where only one way in and out is available. On the other hand, exterior projects require constant access to water and electricity.
If your project is large, you may not be able to finish it all at once. Plan where you will start and stop if this is the case. If you run out of material or start one day and finish the next, you don't want visual evidence. Even concealing a section can leave a visible line across the floor. Do not pass via cold or expansion joints. No one will be able to tell the difference between one day and the next.
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