painting on cement

oldcrafty(8)April 4, 2012

I recently purchased a little fishing boy and a frog planter , both made of cement, at a GS, both are in need of a re-paint. I have tons of deco brand craft paint. Do you'll think that would work and do you think I should prep in some way? I know I will give them a good scrubbing to rub off the old loose paint, but do I need any type of sealer or surface prep before painting? Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated

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Marlene Kindred

Depending on how bad they are, I have spray primed mine before painting them, but for the most part, I just use the Deco paints and then let it dry for a few days, then spray it with Polyurethane.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 4:02PM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

I've been saving/rescuing Garden Gnomes and have been using Patio Paints on them.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 1:12AM
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jeannespines

I do the same as calamity & marlene...deco paints usually & then a spray of Poly. If I happen on good prices on the small bottles of 'patio paint,' then I use them up, too! I do the face rocks & 'shrooms with either of these. Have fun! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 1:29AM
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jeannespines

oldcrafty...I meant to add this pic to show some samples of 'shrooms...& the paint has stayed on pretty good ...some outside yr round 2 yrs now...fades a bit tho.

Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 1:33AM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

I love these mushrooms!! What are they made of? I am thinking cement molds involving bubble wrap for some

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 6:15AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Here's pics of cement frog and gnome that I've painted(Gnome finally got a garden tool;-)

    Bookmark   April 8, 2012 at 11:00AM
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arcy_gw

I have made hundreds of cement stepping stones. I got left over acrylic house paint from the recycle center. I have no idea if it was indoor/out door or some of both. 10 years later it hasn't peeled. My conclusion; any paint will work just fine.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 6:29AM
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jeannespines

@ cnm1...

Cement mushrooms are made of cement & just any ol' bowl (glass or metal) you have around...sprayed w/cooking spray, pour cement, add toilet paper or paper towel holder & recycled rod (I use some from broken patio umbrella)& fill that w/cement ...bubble wrap makes the textured ones. Fun stuff! Jeanne S.

...and I've used spray enamel paints, too (left-overs!)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 3:41AM
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