How Do I seal cement stepping stones for painting on them?

These stones are porous, what produ seals them?
This stone has one coat of paint on 3/4 of stone & second coat on upper right corner.
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  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jun 12, 2018

    You can use a concrete sealer, then, after you paint, use something like Rustoleum clear paint

  • Maggie Misenar Maggie Misenar on Jun 12, 2018

    You can seal them AFTER they are painted. Ask local DIY Center for what you would seal them with.

  • Deborah Perrin Deborah Perrin on Jun 13, 2018

    I paint a lot of cement stepping stones. Best ones I've done were sealed 1st with 1 coat of Krylon outdoor matte sealer. Then painted with outdoor craft paint. Then covered with 3-4 coats of the same sealer. Sometimes krylon glossy - depends on the look I am shooting for. This is an example of one I did 15 years ago that was matte. It's needing to be cleaned & redone - not one we step on, so it's lasted a long time.

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