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Painting Concrete Planters

Posted by maryelizabeth78 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 26, 10 at 17:06

I posted this on the garden side, but thought some of you might know the answer as well ----

We have 2 small concrete planters that I would like to paint. They are currently their "natural" concrete color (no paint) and I'd like to paint them black. Has anyone done this before? Do I use a specific kind of paint? Should I use some kind of special primer?


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RE: Painting Concrete Planters

You might try Patio Paints™ available at Michael's, Joann's, or Beverly's if you have those kind of craft stores. It comes in small bottles. I've used it to paint my cement leaf castings and it works very well for that purpose. Then I spray with a water sealant to protect them because I leave them outside. I don't need to prime them before hand. I just put a few drops in water and brush on multiple coats with a paint brush until I get the desire color. Good luck with your project!

RE: Painting Concrete Planters

There are some fabulous spray paints out now that say they work on masonry. We recently (OK, Hubby) painted some planters and they look FABULOUS. Of course, it was very recent, so much too soon to tell how they will wear in real life.

The paint I currently love is a hammered metal-look that really looks like hammered metal! Rustoleum and Krylon both make it.

RE: Painting Concrete Planters

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Here is a link that might be useful: painting concrete

RE: Painting Concrete Planters

Having been in the concrete biz for years, I'd recommend Krylon or Rustoleum...any GOOD spray paint. You don't need to do anything to prep them. Just be sure that they're well dry first. Then give 'em a few coats of spray paint. I use a clear spray paint after I've done a few coats (and let dry).

I've got pieces that have been out in the yard for years and it's held up just fine.

RE: Painting Concrete Planters

Fantastic! I'll try and post some before and after's when I'm done :) Now off to Lowes...

RE: Painting Concrete Planters

I painted some cheap terra cotta pots with leftover cream color exterior paint that I had used on the trim of my house. Worked great. They even looked good when the paint started crackling a few years later with the terra cotta showing through.


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