This is my first post on this website. I have a small patio (about 10X16) in my back yard that is unattractive. Because it is a light color of cement and is adjacent to my driveway which is also the same color, about 1/2 of my back yard is a blinding chunk of white pavement. I'd like to find a way to enhance the surface of the cement patio by changing its color or texture so I don't have to pull out the concrete and install a new patio of pavers or tinted concrete.
Is there any way to add a coating to change the color of existing concrete? I've seen one project where cement was poured on top and stamped, and I would be open to that option as well if someone has had success with it. I've also seen where people have put flagstone or pavers on top of cement, and I would like to know if that will create mold or other problems between the concrete and the material on top.
What I don't like much is the trend of spray painting patterns onto the cement, but any recommendations beyond that would be helpful.