Chipping Concrete: What To Do?

Chipping Concrete: What To Do?

Sarah Rae Smith
Dec 17, 2008

The floors in our loft have two beams that run the width of the room. Atop these beams is poured concrete that has began to chip. We aren't concerned with the structure of the building, but would love some ideas from everyone on how to make this chipping concern less of an eyesore. Click through to see what we were thinking...

We have a feeling that attempting to mix our own concrete to skim over these boards could be a bad choice (since calling in a professional isn't up our DIY alley). So instead we have considered chipping away all the concrete on the boards, painting them and then using a wood graining tool to give them an intentional fake wood look.

Our landlord is more of a hands off guy and we knew of the concrete issue upon moving in, so the ball is in our court! What would you do if you lived here?

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