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Painting concrete fence posts and gravel boards


 
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karen57smith

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:12 am Reply with quote

just wondering whether this will look a mess? what kind of paint will I use? what is the best colour - off white? grey? icon_question.gif
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TRyan

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:17 pm Reply with quote

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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karen57smith

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:08 pm Reply with quote

Thank you if its good enough for you...........then its good enough for me. Will get some and start the work!! thanks icon_lol.gif
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oilman

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:46 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:39 pm Reply with quote

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

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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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