At the training you will get plenty of hands-on experience alongside Keefe Duhon.

Learn how to create realistic detail through texturizing, scoring, coloring, and detailing by hand.

Stamps have long been a popular method for giving concrete an authentic wood-grained look. But a newer method, developed by Concrete Revolution LLC, New Iberia, La., adds even more realism to the process by allowing the installer to be in complete control of the wood-grain design and texture. In a two-day hands-on training session, to be held Sept. 14-15, Concrete Revolution owner Keefe Duhon will teach you everything you need to know to master this technique and create your own unique wood plank concrete overlays.

“Stamping has its benefits, but we believe the artistic technique of texturizing, scoring, coloring, and detailing by hand sets the installer apart and allows for a more custom solution for the client,” says Duhon. “Typically, our technique is also more cost-efficient than stamping. Additionally, the maintenance and cleaning of a hand-applied wood plank overlay is easier than a heavily textured stamped overlay.”

Duhon says the wood look is popular in Louisiana because it holds up well in a climate with lots of moisture. In addition, the wood-look concrete planks can be installed anywhere, both indoors and outdoors and for commercial and residential applications. “The beauty is that unlike traditional real wood, you can put the concrete wood planks in exterior areas, such as pool decks, patios, and walkways. You can also use them for interior wet areas, like kitchens and restrooms,” he says.

During the two-days of hands-on training, attendees will learn the various techniques used to texturize, detail, and color concrete wood planks. While some decorative concrete experience is beneficial, all skill levels are welcome. “We train guys from all over,” says Duhon. “We've had people attend from at least 15 states and Canada.” To learn more, visit, or send an email to