My 12X12 cement patio is dirty and stained, what paint can I use?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 01, 2017
    First you have to clean it, of course. Many other hometalkers have posted projects painting patio floors (or in some cases this link shows inside floors) I searched hometalk for paint patio because it showed more ideas than paint concrete patio. I'm sure you'll find one that is concrete and will discuss paint type, but there are so many beautiful ones painted in designs that I wanted you to see as many as possible. You can do this!

    Hope that helps.

  • Ditto! Clean first, power wash or dawn and a stiff bristle long handled push broom will do too. Make sure to purchase the correct paint too. Have fun!

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jul 01, 2017
    there are paints specially formulated for cement. You can find it at a home improvement store. I know Sherwin Williams carries it as well

  • D roach D roach on Jul 01, 2017
    you need to jet wash it

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jul 01, 2017
    They have cement paint add stains. Power wash it first, then use the product that gives you the look you like best

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jul 01, 2017
    I'd power wash it with chlorine. ($5.00 bucks at Ace) Let dry. Fill/repair any cracks. Paint the patio with Rustoleum driveway/patio paint. It's great paint. I've done several carports and patios and they all have held up very well. Best of luck.

  • Norris720 Norris720 on Jul 01, 2017
    Sderienzo - Get the rubber boots out. Power wash the Patio very good. Purchase a good concrete Patio Paint. Follow manufacture's instructions. Patio beautiful in one Weekend. Pictures will help with receive helpful instructions. You-Tube videos will help also.

  • Betty Betty on Jul 01, 2017
    Try power washing it. You would be surprised how clean it will be.

    • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 01, 2017
      We removed decades of dirt (that would not come off with other methods) on our cement patio when we power washed it for the first time.