A while back, I needed to make my front step a bit more presentable.  I came across this Techstone Granite product and decided go with that.  To make a long story short, I applied the granite coating to my front step and it turned out great!  The advantages of this product is that it gives the step a very strong, durable coating that is made in Canada and designed to withstand the winter.  The surface also has a slight rough texture so no worries about slipping when it’s raining or snowing.  It also cleans very easily whether it’s snow, ice or just a bit dirty.

With all my dad’s family being in town shortly, he wanted to fix up his own front step a bit the same as mine.  We took a trip to the closest Home Hardware store in Selkirk and picked up the necessary supplies.

Here’s the “before” picture of what we had to work with – dirty and somewhat worn down:

Old and Busted

We clean the step off with some chemicals (Mmmm) and a power washer – looks better but still needs work:

Clean but still pretty busted

The surface needs to be primed to make the granite bond properly and the step looks better already:

All primed up

The granite is then applied with a steel trowel:

More fun then it looks

Two coats of granite and two coats of sealer and it’s all done:

Finished step - huge improvement!

I’d consider that to be an improvement!  Great front step, dad! You can read more about this on the official website here stocklocksmith.co.uk

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5 Responses to “Techstone Granite”
  1. Jib says:

    Your steps look like crap. My cat puked on my steps and they look so much better than that. I use cat puke to cover my house and it looks great. You suck at putting stuff on stairs.

    Len Reply:

    Hi Jib,
    Thanks for the constructive criticism. If you would please be so kind to leave some contact information, I would appreciate the opportunity to consult with you before any further home-reno projects. Perhaps you could ship me some of your decorative cat vomit with application instructions and the final result will turn out better.

  2. Dawn's Daily Life says:

    Wow, that looks great! I am getting ready to redo my front steps, and I think I am going to go the Techstone Granite route. Glad I happened upon your site.

  3. Andrea says:

    I think it looks great! Someone had mentioned to me that using Techstone on mine would be a good idea. I am researching using the same thing now.

    THanks for sharing your pictures.

  4. Derrick says:

    I would like to use this product on my front porch but I have some hair line cracks in it. Do you know if this Product is suitable for my application?