Painting concrete fence posts and gravel boards

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  1. karen57smith

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    just wondering whether this will look a mess? what kind of paint will I use? what is the best colour - off white? grey? :?:
     
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    Painted mine in dulux weathershield white and they look much better than the concrete grey. Just apply 2 coats with a brush
     
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    Thank you if its good enough for you...........then its good enough for me. Will get some and start the work!! thanks :LOL:
     
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    Have a look at multi surface paint. If you have any queries, the people at Bedec are very down-to-earth and I found them well worth talking to.
     
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    an alternative is to use a dark brown masonry paint to match the stain on the woodwork. Then it tones in like wooden posts

    here's one I did earlier



    note that I found the concrete very hungry, and gave it two mist coats (paint diluted with water) before applying it unthinned

    They are easier to paint before being fixed (touch up any scratches after)
     

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