Without a doubt, painting concrete patios is the most popular way to cover decks in the front or back yard. Everyone knows that concrete is the most used building material in the world today, but let’s face it, concrete is gray, and lifeless. There are countless types of buildings that have concrete patios. These patios are in need of some type of floor covering. Why not try painting concrete patios to enhance the look and feel as well as the value of your patio?
Like all types of concrete work, painting concrete patios has a few steps that need to be completed before starting to paint.
• First, the patio area being painted has to be well swept and debris taken before starting. Proper surface preparation is one of the most important steps in painting concrete floors.
• Clean the concrete of any spills or stains. This can be done with our heavy-duty concrete stain remover. This is also a very important step. If left untreated, the stains will prevent the paint from properly adhering to the concrete.
• Make sure the concrete is dry and adhesive free. This will ensure a uniform color or finish across the whole surface being painted.
• Etch the concrete with an acid etcher. Once applied it can make the concrete surface able to take a coat of paint much better. It does this by roughening the concrete. Rinse after etching.
You are now ready to paint your patio. Make sure you have the right products for the type of surface you have. There are thousands of varieties of colors and tones, so take your time. Be sure to mix the products well before application.
With the endless choices of colors, and tools, painting concrete can be done easily and well, and extremely inexpensively all without the help of a professional. Here at WOCC we have the highest quality paints and stain as well as tools to help you get the job done economically, profitably and done right the first time.
As you can see there is a fair amount of prep work required to paint your concrete patio, but the results can be transformational. You can rid your front or back yard or work place of that dull lifeless concrete patio and have a beautiful, low maintenance, stunning patio that will be the focal point in any yard and add curb appeal and value at the same time.