Paint Outdoor Concrete

How to...

Learn how to paint concrete with these pro tips for a professional grade finish and durable, low maintenance protection that will extend the life of your concrete surfaces.


– Power Washer – Handheld Grinder for repairs. – Painting Pole – Paint Brushes – Safety Equipment – Paint Trays


– Degreaser or Oil Cleaner – Exterior House Cleaner and algae remover. – Concrete Patch Filler – Adhesive Roller – Paint or Sealer


Try to choose a day that is lower humidity and not subject to rain before the paint can dry. No direct sun and not when the concrete is hot is best, but that may be asking for miracle.

Repair Concrete

Patch gouged or otherwise damaged areas with concrete filler. I generally recommend mixing a small amount in a cup rather than using concrete filler tubes.


Clean the Concrete

Clean the concrete surface to remove mold, algae, dirt, and other contaminants. A pressure washer makes this a breeze.


Let Dry Fully

Let the surface dry thoroughly for 1-2 days. It can be longer depending on whether the concrete was previously sealed and humidity levels.



Brush or roll the paint onto the perimeter of the concrete area and then roll on more paint to fill in, working in one direction with overlapping strokes.


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