How to Paint Outdoor Concrete
How to paint outdoor concrete walls like foundations, stucco, and masonry as well as porches and cement. Learn pro tips for a professional grade finish and durable, low maintenance protection that will extend the life of your concrete surfaces.
Yield: 1 surface
Power Washer Optional
Safety Equipment Safety glasses, gloves, etc if using a grinder
Painting Supplies Paint tray, stir stick, paint can opener
Patch gouged or otherwise damaged areas with concrete filler.
Clean the concrete surface to remove mold, algea, dirt, and other contaminants.
Let the surface dry thoroghly.
Brush or roll the paint onto the perimeter of the concrete area and the roll on more paint to fill in, working in one direction with overlapping strokes.
What paint to use on concrete surfaces such as foundations, stucco, or masonry?
Spaces prone to dampness: Behr Dry Plus is a waterproofing paint that helps with any moisture issues. It can resist up to 12 PSI of water pressure. This paint is perfect for a basement that is underground for example.
Exterior applications: Behr Masonry, Stucco and Brick paint is excellent for exterior applications where waterproofing under pressure isn't needed. It has excellent hide, coverage, adhesion and water repellency.
Uneven surfaces: Behr Elastomeric Masonry, Stucco and Brick Paint. This product is mostly used to even out a surface. It will fill in hairline cracks, but it won't perform miracles. You'll still need to patch anything larger.