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Painting concrete fence posts

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by robby71, 10 Jul 2021.

  1. robby71

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    I'm going to be painting the concrete fence posts and barge boards next week (white) as they're looking a little sad due to years of creosote being splashed on the when painting the fence panels :(
    Does anyone have a recomendation for something cheapish that will go cover with 1 coat ideally and not flake off in a year?

    I've seen Granocryl on ebay which seems reasonable but if it isn't worth it i'll try another

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    Masonry paint.

    Apply at least one, preferably two, mist coats thinned with water before the full coats. Big synthetic brush.

    White will soon look shabby. I use "bitter chocolate" colour to blend with the fence stain.
     
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    Have the concrete posts been painted before? If not, like said above, they would be best having a mist coat. For this you can just thin down masonry paint by about 15% with water.
     
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    Thanks for the replies
    The posts haven't been painted before
    I was thinking of going for a buff colour so they aren't too bright but nothing else in the garden is that colour so they may look odd? the garage door next to the drive/ posts is brilliant white so white posts would match that :)
    I guess if they need repainting every 2-3 years it's no big deal
     
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    white will soon look grubby and stained.

    my dark ones last at least ten years.

    here's one I did earlier

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    If you must paint the concrete posts, go for the colour that the bare concrete is.

    So when they do start to flake, it won't be so noticeable.

    Personally I'd try to find a way of removing the stains, but could be difficult if creosote and the like has been used.
     
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    mine don't flake
     
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    Good, I did in fact read that, very encouraging.

    I think a grey colour the same as the bare concrete looks more real and natural - but the op must have whatever he colour he wishes.
     
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