Concrete paint/stain

Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:20 pm

Just finished my bunker lined with 2 ton blocks and God it is ugly. What is the cheapest way to color concrete and I want to roll it on.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:22 pm

If you accidentally spill paint on it from another job it will last forever.

If you paint it deliberately it will peel. I think UGL makes a decent paint for masonry that is not costly but thin the first coat for penetration. All the makers seem to say to not thin but if you don't you don't get penetration with paint thick as mud.

In the old warships they liked red because when the blood started to flow it was not so noticeable. Something to keep in mind for your bunker.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:37 pm

Stain, definatley not paint.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:08 pm

In the old warships they liked red because when the blood started to flow it was not so noticeable. Something to keep in mind for your bunker.


Wow, so many great ideas. I have drawn some blood (it's blue) and I am taking it to Lowes for a color match. This bunker will be unique.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:25 am

franco b wrote:If you accidentally spill paint on it from another job it will last forever.


Good point, why is it paint you want to stick falls off and paint you want to take off requires dynamite?

I wouldn't bother with the paint except on the wood. If you're going to do this don't use latex.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:41 am

Most paints won't bond. It is an exercise in frustration to try to make paints do so, DESPITE what the sales clerk beams about. Stains will work to a point, and epoxy paints are very expensive just to make it pretty. Get a few colored tarps of the size needed to cover it up and change them out occasionally.
At least that is short money! ........and you thought this was gonna be easy and cheap......HA! :idea: :!: :shock:
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: mozz On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:48 am

Richard S. wrote:If you're going to do this don't use latex.


I have about 1/2 of my cinder block garage painted, project for this summer, Valspar acrylic latex, so far it is coming out good. Says for use on block stone brick etc etc.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:18 am

Mozz may have an answer for you try. Go for it..... It will look terrific quickly and if it lasts a long time, please report that result, also.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:00 am

Why not just use the original whitewash that has been used for centuries, it's the beginning of nearly all the expensive crap they sell now.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:08 am

Get a few colored tarps of the size needed to cover it up and change them out occasionally.
At least that is short money!


I used tarps before the roof and during Sandy my heavy duty canvas tarp was last seen at 10,000' over Berwick, PA. Dave tried to shoot it down. However, your negativity about coatings is listened to and I'm thinking fence poles and fence 16 x5/4x6" that I buy by the bunk load is not much more expensive and just hide the damned thing. Let the concrete just do it's thing. OK Mr Whistle 2000 tons into this fuel, let's see your storage solution, gotta be a doozy.

Thx everybody for the input.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:28 am

Storage is simple....inside bins, 18 to 20 tons and super sack the rest. Even winter deliveries...process it in the same day, keep it out of the weather. Heated bin storage....minimal heat.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:33 am

mozz wrote:I have about 1/2 of my cinder block garage painted, project for this summer, Valspar acrylic latex, so far it is coming out good. Says for use on block stone brick etc etc.


Specifically I meant regular latex.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:20 am

I agree with sam, whitewash is the route I would go :idea: maybe you could mix some coal dust in it to make it gray or black.
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:18 pm

Thx Carl whitewash it is

Mix 30 pounds quicklime with 7 gallons of water.
Add a pound of common salt and half a pound of zinc sulfate that has been dissolved in one gall of boiling water.
Add half a gallon of skim milk. Mix together well.
Paint with as required.

and now add a little coal dust.....
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Re: Concrete paint/stain

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:08 pm

here some interesting recipes for you... a lot of you guys are going to get a kick out of this old book,
but their are a few recipe's for cheap paint (among other things) :lol:
http://www.std.com/obi/Youngs.Science/science.txt
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