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DIYNana 05-05-2013 07:49 PM

Painting design on concrete patio
I want to paint a design on my concrete patio but won't need a large abount of each color I want to use. All I can find are gallons. Is there some way to get around this? Even a quart would be more than needed for some colors. Don't need the expense or the waste. Can you use anything but concrete paint? Would buy one can of white and tint it myself to colors I want but not sure if an additive would take away the "concrete" properties of the paint. Ideas, please.

nealtw 05-06-2013 10:02 AM

Perhaps thru your local paint stores, you could find contractors, that have left overs.

DIYNana 05-07-2013 08:46 PM

That is a good idea. Thank you for the response. Was surprised that with all the DIY that goes on now a days that you can't buy small quantites of that paint.

nealtw 05-07-2013 09:41 PM

Theres a nice business for some one to start, kits and paterns;)

bud16415 05-08-2013 04:45 AM

I don’t know much about decorative painting of concrete, but I do know around here the graffiti sticks to walls and bridges for years and the city has a heck of a time getting it off. I’m pretty sure the people that do this “Art Work” don’t do any kind of surface prep. Just spray cans. The same makers of the spray cans make small cans of the same paint for brush use.

DIYNana 05-08-2013 10:28 AM

That's a true thought. Though most graffiti doesn't get walked on. Will take a look at going this way. Thanks.

nealtw 05-08-2013 11:07 AM

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