How To Create A Broom Finish Concrete Driveway, Patio, Or Pool Deck


Creating a durable and aesthetically pleasing broom finish concrete surface for driveways, patios, or pool decks is an excellent way to enhance outdoor living spaces. This blog post, inspired by Duraamen’s instructional video, outlines the steps to achieve a professional broom finish using the Uberdek concrete overlay system.

Key Benefits of Broom Finish Concrete

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Provides a traditional yet stylish finish that complements various outdoor settings.
  • Slip Resistance: The broom texture offers better traction, making it ideal for wet areas like pool decks.
  • Durability: Resistant to weather, wear, and moisture, especially when sealed properly with products like Dekguard.

Step-by-Step Guide to Broom Finish Concrete

  1. Surface Preparation: Begin with repairing any damages such as divots or chips using Duraamen’s Param FP, followed by a thorough cleaning.
  2. Priming: Apply CP1000 acrylic copolymer primer to enhance the adhesion of the overlay. Allow 1-2 hours for it to cure.
  3. Base Coat Application: Apply a base coat of Uberdek, choosing between white for vibrant colors or grey for more subdued tones. Allow 24 hours for drying.
  4. Finish Coat and Texturing: Apply the final coat of Uberdek and use a broom to texture the surface while it is still wet. Work in manageable sections to ensure an even texture throughout.
  5. Colorization and Sealing: Optionally integrate color using Duraamen’s Colorfast concrete colorant or apply AquaColor water-based stain post-application. Seal the surface with Dekguard to protect against moisture and enhance longevity.

Decorative Options

  • Integral Coloring: Mix Colorfast pigment directly into the Uberdek mixture for a uniform color throughout the material.
  • Staining: Apply stains after the concrete has set to achieve varied color effects.


  1. What makes Uberdek suitable for outdoor surfaces like driveways and patios?

  • Uberdek is a polymer-modified concrete overlay designed for outdoor use, providing durability and excellent adhesion to existing surfaces.
  1. How long should the base coat of Uberdek dry before applying the finish coat?
  • The base coat should dry for approximately 24 hours under normal conditions before the finish coat is applied.
  1. Can the broom finish concrete be colored after installation?
  • Yes, you can apply water-based or acid-based stains like AquaColor after installation to add color to the broom-finished surface.
  1. What are the advantages of sealing broom finished concrete with Dekguard?
  • Dekguard is a siloxane modified sealer that repels water more effectively than standard sealers, doubling the life expectancy of the concrete surface and maintaining its appearance and durability.

By following these steps, you can ensure the successful installation of a broom-finished concrete surface that is both functional and visually appealing. This technique offers a fantastic way to upgrade your outdoor areas with a professional and lasting finish.

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