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Can I paint a sidewalk?

In painting your concrete walkway, do not use paint that was intended for the house or for its interior. The result would be a surface that would be slippery and dangerous when wet. There are floor paints and commercial stains for concrete that are made specifically on surfaces like that of a walkway.

Simply so, what kind of paint do you use on a sidewalk?

Masonry paint (also called elastomeric paint or elastomeric wall coating) is a good choice for concrete painting because it contains binders that contract and expand with the concrete. Exterior house paint can crack and peel on concrete.

Also, do I need to prime concrete before painting? For a clean and even coat of paint, your concrete surface will need to be thoroughly cleaned before primer is applied. Most primers will dry in a few hours, but home improvement professionals suggest waiting a full eight hours after priming before applying paint just to be sure.

Then, how do you paint exterior concrete?

Part 3 Painting Your Concrete Patio

  1. Apply your primer.
  2. Let your primer dry.
  3. Pour your paint into the paint tray.
  4. Paint around your patio edges.
  5. Apply your first coat of paint.
  6. Let your first coat dry.
  7. Apply the necessary coats.
  8. Allow the paint to dry and cure.

How do you get paint to stick to concrete?

ANSWER: Today’s epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic paints wear much better than oil and alkyd paints on concrete. Before applying a water-resistant paint, clean and roughen the surface. Use a trisodium phosphate solution or strong detergent to scrub the floor.


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