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
- Apply your primer.
- Let your primer dry.
- Pour your paint into the paint tray.
- Paint around your patio edges.
- Apply your first coat of paint.
- Let your first coat dry.
- Apply the necessary coats.
- 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.