How to Paint a Concrete Patio How to Paint a Concrete Patio

What You'll Need
Concrete sealer
Concrete-safe paint
Long-handled paint roller
Wire brush
Hard-bristled scrub brush
Vacuum cleaner
Wet/dry vac
Liquid soap
Warm water

If you've been looking for a way to make the outside of your home stand out, you should paint your concrete patio. Below are the steps you'll need to take to successfully complete the job.

Step 1 - Clean Your Patio

You'll need to administer a thorough cleaning before proceeding to paint your concrete patio. Start the cleaning process by running a vacuum cleaner or a wet/dry vac across your patio, making sure to pick up any dust deposits and cobwebs. Next, use a wire scrub brush to wipe your patio clean with the aid of a homemade cleaning solution of liquid soap and warm water.

Step 2 - Seal Your Patio

After your patio has fully dried, it will be safe to apply your concrete sealer. Using a long-handled paint roller, begin applying your sealer at the farthest corner from the patio's entrance and gradually work your way back. When performing this step, store your sealer in a paint tray and apply it in broad, even strokes. Once your sealer has been applied to the entire patio, allow it to fully dry before moving on.

Step 3 - Paint Your Concrete Patio

Once you sealer has had ample time to dry, it's safe to start painting. Using a clean paint roller, apply your paint in exactly the same manner as your concrete sealer. Make sure the paint is fully dry and that the patio is clean before adding any additional coats.

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