Beautifying Concrete Block; Guest

I thought this was a great tip from A Sign of the Times


A quick trick for making over plain concrete blocks or pavers is SPRAY PAINT!  Who knew!  I was going to get concrete stain, which is pretty expensive and takes quite a bit of time, but I needed to get it done in a hurry.  Sooooo, I tried using spray paint.  It worked GREAT and looks good even close up.
BEFORE:  

SPRAY PAINT WITH
A LIGHT COAT:

 AFTER:

 Be sure you use light coats.  It creates a “stained” look rather than a painted finish.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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11 Comments

  1. >Woah what wonderful and creative ideas. Remodeling can change everything. Come stop by today and play the twenty question link back contest sweetie! Can't wait to read your answers…

  2. >Oh Man! That turned out so awesome! I wonder if my husband will let me do that to the concrete blocks of our foundation that peek out from under the siding……hmmmm.

  3. >That is awesome! We are going to be putting down pavers for a patio and I have not found the color I really wanted and now I can! thanks so much!

  4. >I can't believe I haven't thought of this. Great idea. You know, it would also be so cool to spray paint an ornate design or flourish in a slightly darker shade on each brick. That would look better than even the fancy ones at HD or Lowe's… ;0

  5. Hi, I know this is an old post, but I was wondering how the paint has held up the past couple of years? Did you need to reapply? If so, how often (yearly)? I am thinking about making a raised garden bed with concrete blocks and this looks like a great idea to color the gray cinderblocks. Thanks 🙂