Spruce up your concrete with a few coats of fresh paint. The look of stained concrete can appear dull over time, making for the perfect time to apply your favorite color paint for a bold and dramatic design. Painting concrete is very affordable and can be the perfect weekend project for your family. Consider painting bold stripes and designs for a one-of-a-kind creation. With a painting design and plan, you can transform the drab look of concrete into an inviting and attractive space.

Step 1

Clean the stained concrete using TSP, or trisodium phosphate. Mix the TSP in a plastic bucket with water and scrub the concrete using a wire brush. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Fill cracks and holes in your stained concrete using cement filler. Smooth over holes with the trowel. Allow to dry at least 24 hours.

Step 3

Tape off the stained concrete border with masking tape. Apply one coat of oil-based Kilz primer to the concrete. Let dry thoroughly.

Step 4

Apply one or two coats of oil-based paint. Wipe down drips with a clean cloth. Allow to dry 24 hours.

Step 5

Pull away masking tape. Apply one coat of clear sealant. This will protect the paint and prevent scratches and smudges. Allow to dry thoroughly.