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Painting concrete statues

Posted by roberta_z5 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 14, 06 at 19:03

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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RE: Painting concrete statues

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


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RE: Painting concrete statues

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.


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RE: Painting concrete statues

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.


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