Available in an endless array of colors and patterns, polymer-modified cementitious resurfacing systems can add beauty to sidewalks, driveways, patios, pool decks and other existing concrete surfaces. The systems can even be used on vertical surfaces, such as walls and step risers. The resurfacing components include a liquid polymer, color additive, and premixed portland cement and fine aggregate. The materials are mixed onsite with water, then applied in one or two coats. You can use the resurfacing alone or with paper or plastic templates, which allow you to create a variety of brick and stone patterns.

Article describes how to mix the resurfacing materials and the five basic steps in resurfacing application. It also discusses how to prepare existing concrete surfaces for resurfacing, including what to do with cracks and when to remove and replace the concrete.