Difference between Stamped Concrete and Stenciled Concrete. Stamped concrete is a uniform texture applied on a surface. Stenciled is hand carved design, that is completely unique.
Concrete stenciling is a process which is used to create a pattern in freshly poured concrete or in a concrete overlay applied to an existing concrete installation. When this process is done well, the result can be very aesthetically pleasing, creating the illusion of a tiled, cobblestoned, or similarly patterned surface. People can do concrete stenciling on their own if they are skilled at crafts, or they can hire firms which will provide stenciling as part of concrete installation services.
To stencil concrete, a stencil is carefully applied to poured concrete or an overlay. The solid parts of the stencil create the “mortar” of the pattern, with the stencil being pressed into the concrete with a roller to create a raised pattern.
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Then, a color hardener can be sprinkled over the stencil. The color hardener will tint the exposed areas of concrete. As the concrete starts to firm up, a roller can be run across the exposed areas to create a textured appearance, or they can be left smooth, depending on personal taste.