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.
- If you're laying new concrete you can put a colour in during the mixing stage.
- Use special paint for concrete.
- Give your paint a good stir. This makes sure the pigment is event distributed and gives you a more consistent colour.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fill in the large areas with a roller brush.
- Usually, the paint can be recoated in two hours, but it's best to leave a couple of days if possible.
- Avoid high pressure washers and abrasives for a long-lasting result.