Brick paving is extremely durable which is why so many South Africans use them for their walkways, driveways and patios. They are easy to install over just about any surface and just as easy to paint to suit your exterior colour scheme. But painting your paving isn’t just done to add to its aesthetics, it also provides a protective coating to limit damage and make them easier to clean. Here are some tips to keep in mind when painting your brick paving.
1. Clean Them Thoroughly
The cleaning part is probably the most important step and should always be done at the beginning of the process. Getting rid of all dust and dirt buildup is crucial. If you don’t clean your brick pavers, your paint might not adhere to them very well and you’ll lock all of the debris underneath the paint.
2. Plan Ahead
Don’t just randomly start painting your brick pavers. There are various factors to consider like the design and the weather. For a successful execution, you’ll want to choose a day with zero chance of rain. The perfect day will be hot and sunny to make sure your paint dries quickly. Also, don’t pick a windy day for obvious reasons!
3. Apply Multiple Coats
One coat just won’t do. Multiple paint coats will ensure the best result. A valuable tip when painting paving is to mix turpentine in with your first layer: ratio 1 – 4 (4 being the paint). Turpentine will make sure paint sticks to the brick pavers better. Only do this for the first layer. Once your first coat has dried, apply the next layer or two. Allow enough time in between for paint to dry.
For professional painters in Pretoria that can manage your paving painting project, speak to the team at Sipenda Painters for a free quote today.