Prime the Concrete. Concrete primer, called block primer, fills pores and evens out the surface. For exterior foundations and walls, use exterior-grade block filler, such as Behr's Concrete and Masonry Bonding Primer, which also is good for interior concrete ($17.98 per gallon).
Regarding this, how do I paint cement?
- Introduction. Wash the Floor.
- Sand and Vacuum the Floor. Sand off any old paint or any other uneven areas.
- Fill Cracks and Holes. If the surface of your floor is cracked or rough, mix concrete patch compound, following package directions.
- Apply Primer.
- Apply Epoxy Paint.
- Apply Masonry Sealer.
Can you paint outdoor concrete?
Before painting your patio, make sure that paint will adhere in the first place. All concrete is porous and absorbs moisture, but if your concrete patio contains too much moisture, you won't be able to paint it until you correct the moisture content.
Can you use latex paint on concrete walls?
Oil paints are typically recommended for concrete painting projects. This is because latex paints have lots of moisture in them that must dry slowly for the paint to adhere properly. If you would prefer to use latex paint on your next concrete painting project, you can still make it work.