How to Paint Outdoor Cement Statues

It can be confusing and sometimes frustrating trying to find the right process for painting cement statues. This can be overcome, however, with the right information and guidance. The brushes you use will not matter. Normal paint brushes will do this job. To paint a cement statue, some preparation time and money will be involved, but if you follow these instructions carefully, it can be an easy and enjoyable project.

Step 1

Clean the statue with the rag, soap and water, then let the statue dry.

Step 2

Use the paint brush to apply a solid coat of masonry primer to the statue. Wait for the primer to dry.

Step 3

Using your second paint brush, paint the statue with the acrylic paint. You may need to apply two coats to be sure the colors are solid. Let the paint dry.

Step 4

Spray the statue with the can of varnish to add a shine to your statue, then display it.