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How to Paint Lines on Concrete

asphalt pavingLines on given on certain flat asphalt or concrete surface such as in driveway, parking, sports field serves specific purposes that inform its users. In particular with concrete, Lines could also form a basketball court, mark parking spaces or indicate other areas on a concrete surface, also it can also add and provide decorative elements to your driveway, garage or basement.
Typically painting on a concrete surface is a straightforward task. It is worth to note that it does require a few more steps than painting other surfaces. Properly prepping the surface will prevent the paint from cracking and peeling with moisture and wear. Herewith steps on how to paint lines on concrete,
Step1: cleaning the surface
Mix trisodium phosphate (TSP) with water according to the package instructions. Find this strong cleaning solution at any hardware store. Then, dip a scrub brush in the solution and wash the concrete vigorously. After that, allow the concrete to dry overnight.

Step 2: smoothen the surface

Put a scoop of the concrete patch onto a putty knife. Spread the paste across any cracks in the concrete. Next is, smooth with a putty knife. Let the patched area set for four hours, or according to package instructions.
Step 3: moisture check
Check the concrete for moisture. First, set a piece of plastic wrap on the ground or wall. Then, tape it down on all four sides with masking tape. Moisture is less of a problem for walls than floors, but still a possibility. Lastly, let it sit overnight. Moisture underneath the plastic will indicate that the concrete has not been sealed. Apply a coat of concrete sealer to the unsealed concrete.

Step 4: mark the line
Apply masking tape to the concrete to mark out the lines you want to paint. For this purpose, you can use three-inch tape or larger.

Step 5: apply primer
This step is set the surface for paint in order to be long-lasting. First, Pour the primer into a paint pan. Then, Move the roller through the primer to saturate the pad. Roll the roller in the shallow portion of the pan to remove excess paint. Follow by applying primer to the taped areas. Roll a thin coat of primer between the tape lines. Allow the first coat to dry. Apply a second coat of primer.

Step 6: paint the prepared surface
Paint the concrete with the roller brush in your chosen color with the same technique used to apply the primer. Apply two to three thin coats of concrete and masonry paint for the best finish. Allow each coat to dry before applying another. Allow the paint to dry overnight.

Step 7: put sealer
Sealer is a vital part to give extra protection for the paint. Roll on a coat of concrete sealer. The sealer will help to protect the painted finish and prolong its life. Let the sealer dry.

Step 8: unmasking tape
This is the final step of paint on the concrete surface. After all, paint settles and dry, pull up the masking tape, by holding the tape at a 45-degree angle and pull slowly.

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