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Top Tips For Painting Concrete

Concrete is an effective floor solution and painting it makes it more interesting. 

Paint is a great way to touch up or spruce old concrete areas. 

Here are some tips for painting concrete areas.

  1. If you're laying new concrete you can put a colour in during the mixing stage.
  2. Use special paint for concrete.
  3. Give your paint a good stir. This makes sure the pigment is event distributed and gives you a more consistent colour.
  4. Prepare the surface you're painting. Clean off lose bits of debris that have stuck to the concrete. If there is any oil on the surface, use a strong detergent and wash it down thoroughly. Let it dry completely before starting your paint job! Any moisture trapped between the paint and the concrete could cause it to blister. 
  5. Start by using a brush to paint around the edges. Use masking tape to define the edges if you don't have a steady hand.
  6. Fill in the large areas with a roller brush.
  7. Usually, the paint can be recoated in two hours, but it's best to leave a couple of days if possible. 
  8. Avoid high pressure washers and abrasives for a long-lasting result. 

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