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Prep Matters // A Cinderella Story + My Patio Rescue

11.03.14 By //
The Design Confidential Patio Rescue and Resurface Prep Work

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, a poor little courtyard patio had seen her better day. Once she was loved and cherished so, but now her color had begun to go. Worn and tattered, not looking her best, this patio used to be heads above the rest.

In the winter her favorite little children do slip, when her surface gets wet since she has no more grip. This makes her upset when her kids just don't visit, it's her uneven concrete that seems to be the culprit. She waits and waits, much time has gone bye, she needs to act now, she just has to try. She decides to take these matters to heart, so she gathers her courage and she gets a head start. Ugly and useless she will be no more, she can't wait to show them what she has in store.

Hosing down the Plants before Cleaning for The Design Confidential Patio Rescue and Resurface Prep Work

The next day she began and took matters into her own hands, she gathered up some prep work supplies to fix these wastelands. A hose, garden sprayer, deck cleaner and a push broom, that is all she needed to make this well prepped space bloom. You see, it's the prep that matters the most, when creating a space worthy of champagne toast.

Spray the Deck Cleaner for The Design Confidential Patio Rescue and Resurface Prep Work

With plants watered well to keep them protected, she sprayed herself down with deck cleaner and waited. The gunk and grime was washing away, there will be no more dirt when she's done with this spray, hooray!

Let the Cleaner Sit for The Design Confidential Patio Rescue and Resurface Prep Work

Now that the patio is fairly well wetted, she will let the deck cleaner sit till it's dry and all signs of dirt have been vetted.

Once Dry the Concrete is Ready for The Design Confidential Patio Rescue and Resurface Prep Work

Look at her shine, she is all nice and clean, she will continue tomorrow but till then she is pristine. She will gather supplies to rescue her finish, she is excited to no longer be so unstylish.

To be continued…;

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