Has your patio been looking run-down lately? You may be surprised to learn that a little bit of paint could do just the trick.
Painting your patio requires porch/patio paint, depending on the surface of your patio. You can also choose your favorite colors so your patio looks just like you want it.
That being said, when it comes to painting a patio, many don’t know where to start. That’s why you should know the 5 tips for painting a patio.
Read more about them in this guide.
1. Gather Your Materials
Like any task, you will want to start by making sure you have the proper materials. Here are the materials you will likely need to paint your patio:
- Porch/patio paint (concrete paint/masonry paint)
- Binding primer
- Paint rollers/brushes
- Paint roller extension handle
- Concrete & masonry cleaner/degreaser/etcher
- Paint remover (if needed)
If you aren’t sure where to find these materials, your local paint store should provide exactly what you need.
2. Clean Your Porch
To begin, you will want to wash your porch. First, be sure to remove any outdoor furniture and other belongings that are currently on the porch.
Then, you may want to give your porch a sweeping from leaves or other debris and cut any weeds or vines that may have grown.
To scrub your porch, you will use your concrete and masonry cleaner and degreaser and your clean and etch for any acid staining.
You should also use your paint remover to remove paint that was previously used on your porch.
3. Seal Your Porch
Next, you will want to seal any cracks in your porch using your sealant. Make sure your porch is dry before doing so.
After applying the sealant, you will typically leave it to dry for around 24 hours depending on the directions of the sealant you have purchased.
You then may wish to use sandpaper or a scrub brush to remove any lasting sealant residue.
4. Prime Your Porch
Priming is a necessity when it comes to painting. That’s because it will keep your surface much smoother, cover any old paint or stains, and bring out the true color of your new paint.
Using your paint roller, roll your binding primer to the desired areas you wish to paint.
5. Paint Your Porch
After the primer has sat for around 24 hours, you will then be ready to paint. Start by applying masking tape to areas you don’t wish to paint.
Next, start using your paint roller in larger areas on the surface you are painting. Your paint roller extension handle may come in handy to make this easier.
In smaller areas, you may wish to use your paintbrushes instead. Make sure to go in the direction of the surface evenly.
After about 12 hours you may wish to apply a second coat. You will want to wait a few days for the paint to fully dry before using your porch.
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Painting a Patio
This guide taught you the 5 tips for painting a patio. If your patio needs painting, these tips will ensure everything runs smoothly.
So, why not give your porch a new look today?
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