I would like a recommendation for exterior paint for patio stones.

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I would like a product that will be able to resist scratching from my puppies’ claws and be able to withstand our Canadian winters.
q i would like a recommendation for exterior paint for patio stones
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  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Aug 19, 2017
    Just a thought: Marine paint?
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Aug 20, 2017
    Marine paint is a good option. Seal-Krete is also a good brand for patio projects.
    Can't wait to see how it turns out!
  • Patricia De Franco Rini Patricia De Franco Rini on Aug 20, 2017
    I am going to do some with the glow in the dark paint so my puppies can see there path at night...but I do live in Florida..

  • K K on Aug 20, 2017
    Have you considered a concrete stain? It penetrates so scratches and weather damage are not as obvious and easy to touch up if deep.
  • Cathy Herring Cathy Herring on Aug 20, 2017
    you can use any paint or concrete stain the finish product you need is a tarazo dealer sold at Sherman Williams that will give your paint a long lasting finish and should prevent scratching
  • Cathy Herring Cathy Herring on Aug 20, 2017
    sealer not dealer sorry for the typo
  • Lynne Webb Lynne Webb on Aug 20, 2017
    Yes, a stain rather than a paint was my first thought. Paints will peel and puppy claws will accelerate it. Stain should seep into the pores and last much longer.
  • Maxine Maxine on Aug 20, 2017
    Try a shiny appoxy. As a landscaper I use it all the time.
    Not sure of the spelling for appoxy.
  • Kay Wint Kay Wint on Aug 20, 2017
    I have found a paint, brand name "Nelsonite" that works extremely well and is durable on outdoor concrete patios. Lasts for years, looking as new and there are many colors! It has a grainy texture that would eliminate slipping as you walk across it.
  • Debbie Debbie on Aug 20, 2017
    Maxine - not to be smart just helpful - it's epoxy
  • Son29070445 Son29070445 on Aug 20, 2017
    Use an outdoor transparent stain if you must, but for heaven's sake don't paint them! Slippery when wet; ugly at all times -- fake, fake, fake. Ugh.


  • Kathi S Kathi S on Aug 20, 2017
    I have used outdoor Patio Paint for years with great success. I live in Wisconsin where our winters can be brutal, too. I like the paint because concrete patio blocks are porous and the paint acts like a stain. I use the Patio Paint Sealer both before and after painting. The sealer is not slippery, it soaks right in. I have a round patio block in front of my yard fence that reads Welcome to our home. There are colorfull flowers in it also. Sun beats down on it, rain pounds on it, sleet and ice coats it, snow covers it. It's been hit with snowshovels. It stays outside 365 days a year and is just as bright as the day I painted it, 6 years ago.
  • Ver28618924 Ver28618924 on Aug 20, 2017
    Try Patio Paint in the Paint department of JoAnns
  • Maxine Maxine on Aug 20, 2017
    any home store will know what you want.
  • Roni Lochli Roni Lochli on Aug 20, 2017
    Behr makes a great exterior stain worked so well on my concrete patio i chose Terra Cotta and it's gorgeous!
  • 4554290 4554290 on Aug 21, 2017
    Thanks everyone for all the great advice. I do have a Sherwin Williams dealer in town, I will see what options they have for me.
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