The retaining wall circled in red.
What kind of paint works on concrete retaining walls?
Here is a photo of the back side of our vacation mountain home. Our intentions - to rent out the lower level as Airbnb, etc. I want to paint that retaining wall as an "instagram photo spot".
The image is attached. This image is also the background on all the rental marketing material. I attached the artwork and the actual view from deck/patio, which is a mountain range, hence that background image.
So, I need your experise and opinions on paint that will last, not fade and not run off in the rain. It will be shades of greenish blue/teal, gradient from dark to light blue sky. Please even let me know the brushes or rollers that work on concrete walls. I'm a sponge seeking knowledge.
If you do not know what works, and you tried and failed at a similar project, I would appreciate your feedback on what didn't work for you. Feel free to post your mistakes, so I don't make the same mistakes. We all learn from mistakes, so please don't be embarrassed - you will help someone!! ME!
Thank you so much!!
Image that I want to duplicate on the wall.
This is the view from the upper deck. The inspiration.
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Your safrlest bet is go to a free standing paint store, not the big home depot stores
They will set you up with the correct paint, brushes and rollers. They know your climent and the latest products.
Here we just use exterior rated latex.
First you would need to seal the concrete wall with a waterproof concrete paint. Then paint with acrylic paint.
Most collaborative murals are painted with good quality acrylic paint. These are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Enamel and oil paints are not recommended for outdoor use because they are moisture impermeable and do not allow the wall to breathe.
Concrete paint is made for concrete.
If you have a Sherwin Williams store near you, they make terrific products specifically for concrete use. (Primers and paint) The trick is the high adhesive primer coat on a clean surface. You can also use exterior house paint after cleaning and priming. I do this for exterior murals. My go to brush for any trim work and blending of colors is the Wooster mini handle. It helps prevent hand fatigue. 😊 Use a roller with a nap for rough surfaces, the best quality you can find. 😊
Concrete paint should work! It will make a huge difference, too!
Any paint that says it will cover concrete!