When it comes to painting your concrete driveway it’s very important for you to pay attention to it because it’s exposed to harms like harsh weather, gasoline leaks and oil spills. And it also increases the value of your property. You can paint it yourself, but you should know it’s not an easy job for amateurs and it might take you longer than you expect. In order to save your time and money and a flawless look, our professional and trained painters in Melbournee are ready to help you.
First of all, you should start by cleaning the probable stains that might cover your driveway. You can get rid of oil or unwanted stains by mixing ¼ cup of trisodium phosphate for each gallon of tepid water in a container. You should wear gloves while you are working on the stains with a bristle brush.
Your driveway may have several surrounding edges such as walls and doors around the garage and fences. Usually, the garden edges need to stay put and clear meaning without stains of the paint. To pursue your intention you should mask up all those edges by wide tapes.
First, you can look around to find holes. If you find them, it’s necessary for you to fill all of the holes before starting to paint. Now you should fill all the holes with concrete filler. Take your time for it to dry, then scrape the surface to remove dirt or other matter until it gets smooth. Wash the driveway properly with high-pressure water and wait for a couple of days until it completely dries.
The first step for painting the driveway is to dilute the driveway paint with mineral turpentine. The reason being is, the driveway paint is heavy paint and it’s hard to make it soft and smooth. Then you can use a paint roller to cover your intended spot with painting materials. let it dry for 16 hours, and now we’re finished with the first layer we can move on to the next step. In order to cover the intended spot you should use undiluted paint. You should wait for 7 days to use your driveway. It is important to know you should not walk on the driveway for the first 24 hours. Then after 72 hours, feel free to walk around.
In conclusion, painting driveway is a work for professionals, but you can use this article to do it on your own. We at LPD Painting can offer you all kinds of painting services in Melbourne. Please contact us for a free quote.