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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:21 am 
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We have a crack running through our bullnose, concrete, front door step. To improve the appearance we have had it filled and painted. Arguably it now looks more noticeable, mainly because the filler around where the crack is, is a different texture to the rest of the step.

I was wondering if it would be possible to apply some kind of glue to the entire step and then add a fine coloured sand to give a more uniform look.

Any advise on products or any other ideas of something that can be applied to the entire step to give a uniform finish would be great. E.g. A very textured paint or even some sort of cover.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:30 pm 
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Our frontdoor step was looking "tired" (not to mention crumbly and splitting) paint / sand (you paint then throw sand on it before it dries) will wear out, our builders solution.............couple of paving slabs cemented onto the step. Worked well , looks much better too.

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You could create a uniform surface by covering with an external self levelling compound, (although I don't know if it can be used over paint).

Quite some time ago I made a plywood ramp for wheelchair use and painted it with *Sadolins Extra* into which I mixed silver sand before applying, that worked OK.

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