Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We painted our Patio!

Our Patio was in rough shape.  It had tons of cracks and it had some stains.  The previous owners used it to work on cars and other machines so it has rust and oil stains.  To give it a facelift we desided to paint it.   This is an easy solution to fixing the patio with out having to replace it. .

This before Pictures is not the real before.  We have painted it for a while now.  But Here is this years before picture.  Before you start you want to pressure wash the patio and use outdoor paintable caulking to fill int the cracks.  This picture shows you this step. 
You want to use Exterior Cement paint.  There are a bunch of different kinds.  We like the Skid-Not since we have pool and the patio gets wet.  It is also thicker so, it covers some of the cracks and rough spots better.  We got ours from Loews but, we have also bought it at Home Depot.  You can get it tinted to a bunch of different colors to match your outdoor decor.  We went with a warm sandy brown color to help hide the dirt.
 You will want a Paint Brush to use for cut-in around the edges.

You will also want a roller with an extension pole to roll on the paint.  This makes the process MUCH faster.  Make sure you get a ROUGH paint roller.  They are extra cushy to get into all the nooks of the cement.  My cement was pretty rough so I got an Extra Rough Paint Roller. (found at most hardware stores)
You will want to make sure you have a couple dry days in a row.  First, cut in around the edges.  Then, roll, roll, roll away.  I did 2 thick coats to get the coverage I wanted it.  
 Way better- right?! 



Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Great tip about painting cement. What a difference. I am your newest follower. I hope you pop in for a visit and follow along. Have a happy and safe 4th.

Melissa's Thoughts said...

Thank you so much for posting. I've been trying to figure out what to do with our back patio. Great job.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Your patio looks fantastic!! Megan

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