Asked on May 17, 2019

How do I create this paint pattern on my concrete patio?

MindshiftFlipturnRobyn Garner
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I am looking to do this but dint know how. Can you help me?

q how do i create this paint pattern on my concrete patio
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  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on May 17, 2019

    I honestly think you need a miracle. That looks like an acrylic or resin pour. And no two are alike.

  • Redcatcec
    on May 17, 2019

    Hi Sheila,

    You would have to go back to the original post and ask that question.

  • K. Rupp
    on May 17, 2019

    I think you can get a similar look using CONCRETE STAINS! I don't think you would be able to achieve this with concrete paints. I have never stained concrete, (only painted ours)...but you might want to check out.


    https://www.hometalk.com/5169851/stained-concrete-rocks


    I couldn't find a good tutorial but maybe if you connect this project to the person's blog you might get more info. You would want turquoise concrete stains in your project. Staining is a little more difficult than painting concrete...but you can achieve some really beautiful effects. Good luck!!

  • Robyn Garner
    on May 17, 2019

    This looks like any other "faux marble" technique but created with blues and whites. I don't think it would be at all difficult to do this! I did this finish on the dining room walls in one of my prior homes. I used a goose feather to create the veining but the rest of the instructions are basically all the same.

    https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/painting/how-to-paint-a-faux-marble-surface

    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/paint-marble-effect-faux-finish-103880.html

    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/marble-look-painting-wall-45327.html


    If your concrete is not already sealed, look up how to prime concrete. The best instructions I've recently read are to use latex based paint watered down a lot. Wet the concrete and apply a wash that will absorb into the concrete. This will keep your paint finish (hopefully!) from peeling in the future.


    My HOA requires we paint or stain or concrete driveways. I've found it to be a complete pain in the butt as the paint lifts regularly. I would be wary of doing this voluntarily on your patio. Perhaps better off buying a carpet with that look?


  • Flipturn
    on May 21, 2019

    I checked back with the source of the picture that you posted. It is an on-line store/site by the name of Cambria that sells small samples of Quartz. Quartz is not concrete. It is a type of manufactured stone, made from crushed pure quartz, resin binders, and acrylic plastics. It is also pricey. The 12in x 12in sample is $24 .


    Yes, the blue is a pretty pattern, but it is not achieved through any diy project.

  • Mindshift
    on May 22, 2019

    I agree with K. Rupp's advice to use a concrete stain on your porch for durability. This is also much simpler than painting faux marble, though the end result will not look like marble it will have some similarities. Stain is, however, permanent. As long as your concrete is not sealed it can be stained. Sprinkle some water on the concrete and if it beads up your concrete is sealed. If the water spreads out and eventually soaks in you can stain. Ideally, your concrete should be clean and free of dirt, moss or algae. Either use a pressure washer or scrub it vigorously and rinse well.

    While most concrete stains are acid based, SureCrete's Eco Stain is water based. Here is the link: https://www.surecretedesign.com/product/water-based-concrete-stain/ Check out their colors at the bottom of the page. They have sample sizes which are premixed with water, but larger quart and gallon sizes are concentrates. The concentrate is mixed with water in a pump up sprayer and applied usually in a circular motion. Colors can be layered, but light colors won't cover dark ones well. The stain will look different on smooth concrete https://floydsveteranconcrete.com/files/2014/04/Floyds-Veteran-Concrete-Eco-Stain-6.jpg than it will on textured concrete. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/2a/e3/d5/2ae3d5ca1c1231b0e18b8d8cf8b14fd7--concrete-driveways-new-south.jpg Stain should be sealed after drying. A satin sheen will give a low luster shine, while a gloss will reflect any light source (windows, fixtures, etc.) like a mirror. Here is a link showing a glossy sealer: http://hstrial-dcathey1.homestead.com/IMG00005_op_640x480.jpg


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