We have a large concrete statue in the garden which like to revive

I'd like to paint it white but don`t know what type to use any suggestions, thanks?
  7 answers
  • Sammokka Sammokka on Sep 18, 2016
    Concrete floor paints. Before painting spray with vinegar and let dry a week out and then paint.

  • Josephine Vella Josephine Vella on Sep 18, 2016
    this is to revive a concrete statue!

  • Elaine Shoyren Morris Elaine Shoyren Morris on Sep 18, 2016
    I would suggest a light gray color to make it look more like a natural white

  • R Walter R Walter on Sep 18, 2016
    The key to painting a statue is the prep work, otherwise you will have peeling paint. Make sure it is free of dust, dirt, and mildew and completely dry before proceeding with the paint. A good primer also helps the paint adhere better. You will appreciate the hard prep work when you don't have peeling paint in a year. Good luck

    • Josephine Vella Josephine Vella on Sep 20, 2016
      thanks the weather here is hot so still good for the job thanks thats what i had in mind!

  • IFortuna IFortuna on Sep 19, 2016
    I would get some antiquing product at the home store. I think the greening copper look is great or the rusting iron. Instead of painting it, the statue would look like a natural aging metal. I am pretty sure these products work on concrete and other surfaces. You could also use a metallic spray paint but I would ask the professionals what primer they advise. ================== Good luck ! : )

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 05, 2021

    Hello Josephine,

    After washing it down you can use a sealer on it and then paint it with Masonry Paint1

    Have fun. If you don't seal it before painting then the paint will sink into the concrete and you will need many coats of paint!