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painting on cement

Posted by oldcrafty 8 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 4, 12 at 14:26

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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RE: painting on cement

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.


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


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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.


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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.

'Shrooms display 3.11

Jeanne S.


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


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

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  • Posted by arcy Mn zn3-4 (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 10, 12 at 6:29

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.


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@ 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!)


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