Painting concrete statues

Roberta_z5February 14, 2006

I am going to paint a concrete rooster and have never used the acrylic paints before. In fact, I have never painted anything other than houses (inside and out.) After I paint him, should I spray or paint on a clear polyurethane to keep it from weathering outdoors?

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yorkibear

YES and be prepared that the concrete sucks up lots of paint.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2006 at 11:05PM
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williamsburgjane

I am not sure about concrete, but I think you might want to use a coat of white on the rooster first as a base coat, before starting to use your colored acrylics. I do agree 100% with the above poster that concrete is really going to suck up the paint. There is also an
acyrlic paint that is made for outdoor things. I believe Plaid makes it. You might check at www.plaidonline.com to see about that too.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2006 at 9:41AM
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gftodd

YOU SHOULD PAINT THE STATUE BLACK FIRST WITH A WATER BASED PAINT. THEN DO YOUR COLORS WITH WATER BASED PAINT THEN SEAL IT WITH EPOXY COAT. YOU CAN LOOK UP EPOXY-COAT ON GOOGLE IT HAS A LIFETIME GUARANTEE. I RECENTLY BOUGHT CONCRETE PALM TREES IN NORTH CAROLINA AND THE WOMAN THERE TOLD ME HOW TO PAINT THEM. HER AND HER HUSBAND OWN A CONCRETE BUSINESS AND THE WOMAN PAT DOES ALL OF THE PAINTING.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2007 at 11:16AM
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