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Is it better to paint or stain concrete patio?

Asked by Bradley Ogami on September 09, 2021

Categories: Hobbies and interests Painting


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Concrete stain embeds the surface to color it translucently, while opaque concrete paint covers the top of the concrete but is subject to chipping and peeling when improperly applied. Concrete stains go on quicker, dry faster and take less work than concrete paint, but they offer no significantprotection.

What paint is best for concrete? The Rust-Oleum Epoxy Shield 225359 Concrete Floor Paint is a great choice of concrete paint for sealing and protecting a rough concrete floor, making it into a safe, easy to clean surface suitable for general householduse.

Do you use sealant before or after painting? Yes, this can happen! You should apply two coats of sealer and let it dry thoroughly in-between each layer. Sealing also provides an easier surface to apply subsequent paint layers starting with a primer. Sealing is important to acrylic painters to remove any chance of Support InducedDiscolouration.

Does painted concrete need to be sealed? Sealing a painted concrete floor is an important step because it adds an extra layer of protection on top of the painted surface. Concrete sealant is available in matte and glossy finishes, giving you a choice of adding a smooth or shiny coat on top of the paint.