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Hi all,

I have a patio which is 5m by 5m. It is made up of a number of
differing concrete slab, e.g. different colours. To make it more
uniform, I have decided to paint it.

Not know much about paints, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a
paint for the job.

Checking my local B and Q, I found masonary paint, which I think may
only be of use on externior walls, and Patio paint that Ronseal do,
however, they do not have a great range of colours (grey, teracotta or
buff).

Can someone please suggest a paint or something I could use on the
patio to make it more colourful ?

Thanks in advance

GW

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GW wrote:
I have a patio which is 5m by 5m. It is made up of a number of
differing concrete slab, e.g. different colours. To make it more
uniform, I have decided to paint it.


What! Red/white squares, that sort of thing?


Not know much about paints, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a
paint for the job.


Some sort of garage floor paint?

I think I'd try to find slabs to match the colour you like
best, and replace the offending ones, as a sort of compromise.
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Yes it is Red and White squares, with a number of grey slabs to
increase the size of the patio.

Would garage floor paint not peel and flake is used outside ?

Rather than replacing the slabs I was hoping to paint all the slabs so
that they match.

GW

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GW wrote:
Yes it is Red and White squares, with a number of grey slabs to
increase the size of the patio.


Lovely!


Would garage floor paint not peel and flake is used outside ?


Probably. You'll have trouble getting anything abrasion-resistant
to stick to it (withot going to such an expense that replacing
might be cheaper).


Rather than replacing the slabs I was hoping to paint all the slabs so
that they match.


I don't think you've much chance. Do you know what the slabs
are laid on?
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Yes it is Red and White squares, with a number of grey slabs to
increase the size of the patio.

Would garage floor paint not peel and flake is used outside ?

Rather than replacing the slabs I was hoping to paint all the slabs so
that they match.

GW


Make sure you use a non-slip floor paint, nightmare when they get wet
otherwise.




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"GW" wrote in message
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Hi all,

I have a patio which is 5m by 5m. It is made up of a number of
differing concrete slab, e.g. different colours. To make it more
uniform, I have decided to paint it.


Bad decision. Only paint stuff you have to.
Paint once, paint forever.
Paint peels, flakes, deteriorates, period. Nature of the stuff.
Oh and it'll look awful, of course, YMMV

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VisionSet wrote:
"GW" wrote in message
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Hi all,

I have a patio which is 5m by 5m. It is made up of a number of
differing concrete slab, e.g. different colours. To make it more
uniform, I have decided to paint it.



Bad decision. Only paint stuff you have to.
Paint once, paint forever.
Paint peels, flakes, deteriorates, period. Nature of the stuff.
Oh and it'll look awful, of course, YMMV


Unless you thin it to the point where it doesn't form a film on the
surface. How you'd stop it bleeding into the next slab is another matter.
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On 13 Apr 2006 07:28:50 -0700 Gw wrote :
I have a patio which is 5m by 5m. It is made up of a number of
differing concrete slab, e.g. different colours. To make it more
uniform, I have decided to paint it.


Many years ago there was a firm selling concrete colourant that
worked chemically - some form of acid IIRC. I agree with the other
posters about painting being likely to look awful within a short
time.

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GW wrote:
Hi all,

I have a patio which is 5m by 5m. It is made up of a number of
differing concrete slab, e.g. different colours. To make it more
uniform, I have decided to paint it.


Don't. Whatever you do it will look awful and given a little time it will
look truly awful.


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On 13 Apr 2006 07:28:50 -0700, "GW" wrote:

Hi all,

I have a patio which is 5m by 5m. It is made up of a number of
differing concrete slab, e.g. different colours. To make it more
uniform, I have decided to paint it.

Not know much about paints, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a
paint for the job.

Checking my local B and Q, I found masonary paint, which I think may
only be of use on externior walls, and Patio paint that Ronseal do,
however, they do not have a great range of colours (grey, teracotta or
buff).

Can someone please suggest a paint or something I could use on the
patio to make it more colourful ?

Thanks in advance

GW


Bad Idea

Rick
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