Cobble and brick pattern stamps are common finishes for a variety of applications – including streetscapes, walk paths, and patios. They provide a vintage appearance that works well in old areas and new construction alike. Failure to master placement of these textures, however, can lead to a cheesy, cartoonish look. Watch this video to see how to best stamp using cobble and brick stamp patterns.
It’s always a good idea to lay out your tools and get organized ahead of time.
Place and finish the slab as you normally would.
After you’ve finished the slab and are waiting for it to firm up, start prepping your tools.
Use Brickform Antique Release and Liquid Release to protect your tools and the concrete while stamping.
Apply Antique Release to the bottom of the stamps prior to stamping. Apply it to the concrete at a rate of 800 to 1000 square feet per bucket. Too much release will result in a false imprint while too little will cause the texture tools to stick to the concrete.
When stamping, make sure your first tool is lined up perfectly square.
For easier stamping, consider cutting a tool in half to use at the edge of the slab.