What are the advantages of stenciled concrete?
Stenciled concrete gives the appearance of real stone, tile or brick without the higher installation costs and maintenance, available in a wide range of colors and patterns to choose from, with more options for the contractor and homeowner. Stenciled concrete leaves a flat and even surface better suited for pool decks, walkways, driveways and interior floors.
How many patterns are available?
DCI manufactures the industry's largest selection of patterns available, available in paper for cast-in-place, overlayment, drywall, and asphalt applications.
Why choose DCI?
Our stencils are made with a thicker, more durable, double sided poly-coated paper similar to poster board. The stencil lays flat, doesn't obsorb moisture and because the paper is thicker and more durable it is easier to align and remove. All our stencils are manufactured at our facility in Webb City, Missouri.
Which Stencil should I use (Original or Light)
Both stencils may be used in all applications but there are some advantages using one or the other.
Has more strength and rigidity, making it easier to allign and pull in longer lengths.
It also has better strength for removal.
Lays flatter, which is good for paint or sprayable coatings
It is also 15% cheaper than the Original
What are my shipping options?
All in-stock items ordered by 1pm Central Standard Time ship the same day. DCI offers expedited shipping for those last minute surprises. Please contact us for expedited shipping options. Free ground shipping for all orders shipped in the continental US. Some restrictions may apply.
Are your stencils contractor friendly?
DCI offers the concrete contractor a proven system with low start up costs. With quality products, reasonable prices, and outstanding technical and customer support. We're here to support you!
Are stencils DIY friendly?
Yes, stencils can be used for an array of DIY projects. Stencils can be used on floors inside the home with some stains and paints. Stencils can also be used to enhance drywalls inside the home. Outside stencil can be used with cement based spray coatings, paint based spray coatings, and some stains.
For those who have some concrete experience stencils can be used in newly poured concrete, cement overlay, to plaster over existing walls, and to create vertical walls. To see our stencils used in some of these projects click here for videos.
What is the cost of stencils?
A 1,000 sq. foot box of stencil avialble in a wide variety of patterns, costs apprioximately 28 cents per sq. foot. Our stencil is sold in 1,000 sq. ft., 500 sq. ft., and 250 sq. ft. boxes. Stencils are great for contractors because there is virtually no start up cost and your customer can pick from a variety of 24 field patterns, 7 boarders and headers, and 8 accent pieces.
Orders made by 1 pm Central Standard Time usually ship same day, with free ground shipping on orders shipped within the contenintal US. Most orders will arrive on your doorstep within 1-5 days.
What are the advantages of stenciled concrete versus brick, stone, tile, and so on?
Stenciled concrete can be reinforced to serve any structural need or purpose. Stenciled concrete offers the option of multi-colored, patterned, and textured designs to compliment the existing structure. Stenciled concrete produces a surface that is flatter than stamped concrete, brick, and stone surfaces. It is a lower cost, lower maintenance product.
What are the advantages of stenciled versus stamped concrete?
Stenciled concrete produces a more realistic appearance, comparable to brick, stone, tile, etc. at a lower price. The average cost of a one pattern set of stamps is around $1,000. Stenciled concrete produces a flatter surface that contains the texture of brick, stone, or tile. Includes a realistic grout line, all in a one-step application. Stencils are great for a one time DIY project.
What if I am already stamping concrete?
DCI offers the Stamper another option for their customers to choose from. Concrete stencils are great for contractors because there is virtually no start up cost and your customer can pick from a variety of 24 field patterns, 7 boarders and headers, and 8 accent pieces.
What is overlay or coatings?
Generally, overaly or coatings are a polymer, sand, and cement mixture that can be used on existing cement to resurface it. Stencils can be adheared to the existing concrete surface with sticky tack and sprayed with the overlay or coating. The stencils are then removed and the surface is cleaned and sealed.
What should I do if my stencils are not laying flat?
Your stencil will curl naturally in one direction. Always install stencil curl side down on the surface. Always install stencil in one direction only-do not flip or rotate the rows of stencils.
Will stenciled concrete be harmed under freeze/thaw conditions?
No, provided you maintain with sealer. A good sealer is the key to protecting your concrete from ice and deicing salts.
What will I receive after I place my order with DCI?
Once your order is placed with DCI you will receive a comfirmation that we have received your order. If your order will not ship the day that your order is placed, you will receive an e-mail on what day it will ship. Once the order has shipped you will receive an invoice with tracking numbers.
Orders made by 1pm Central Standard Time usually ship same day, with free ground shipping on orders delivered within the contenintal US. Most orders will arrive on your doorstep within 1-5 days.
Who can I call with questions or installation problems?
Call your regional DCI Distributor, or call DCI direct at 866-332-7383.