Has anyone ever painted their outdoor concrete front porch??

We have a covered/open porch in the front of our home. There were some cracks which my husband filled with a Sakrete product which is dark grey. I do not like how it looks. I was thinking maybe we could paint the concrete a very light grey color?? Any thoughts or advice?

Thank you

  6 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 04, 2017
    Prime Undercoat then Masonry Paint or Brick &Tile Paint

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Aug 04, 2017

    this site has lots of fabulous ideas for every type of porch

  • Tina Tina on Aug 04, 2017
    yes you can and to add more fun to it buy those confetti piece to sprinkle on when its wet then seal, my brother did it and he just bought the stuff as home depot

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Aug 04, 2017
    You can paint it! They sell concrete paint and concrete stain at Home Depot and Lowes, or similar stores. It should come with directions on how to use it, and you can look up how to do it online as well. Good luck!

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Aug 04, 2017
    Yes, I painted my garage floor for the exact same reason -- filled in cracks, then painted a darker color with cement paint. BUT FIRST, You MUST, MUST, MUST wash (pressure washing is best), then use Muriatic Acid to "etch" the floor for the paint. The paint WILL NOT stick long-term unless you do this one important step.

  • Kristi L. Bilyeu Kristi L. Bilyeu on Aug 04, 2017
    Karentokarse is correct! If your porch is slick, you HAVE to etch it, or the paint will peel, and you'll hate it. If it's a rough concrete, you should be able to paint it with Drylok from Lowe's, because it actually penetrates into the concrete and makes it waterproof. You can also have it tinted light colors. If you go to Lowes.com and type in "concrete paint" in the search box, it will give you some directions and also lots of ideas for concrete surfaces. I have a future project for my painted concrete porch...tiling it with various earth-toned, textured tiles.

    • Denise Asher Denise Asher on Aug 04, 2017
      Thank you Kristi for all of your advice. I'm going to check out Lowe's concrete paint.