Painting concrete and masonry surfaces requires adequate surface preparation and the use of specific concrete & masonry products. The experts at Pinpoint Painting are educated on a full line of concrete & masonry products as well as the necessary surface preparations needed to ensure your project lasts. We can handle both new and previously painted concrete surfaces. We use products specifically designed for concrete and masonry which help reduce the effects caused by efflorescence.
We offer concrete stains, sealers, and concrete floor enamels. Here is a brief description of the differences between Concrete Paints, Stains, and Sealers:
Concrete & Masonry Paints
These are specific coatings (both primers and paints) that are designed to be applied directly to new or old concrete. These breathable coatings are formulated to reduce the effects caused by efflorescence (chalky substance often found on concrete surfaces) and withstand the moisture and weathering that typically occurs. Ordinary house paints do not always contain these properties.
Concrete Porch & Floor Enamel
Floor enamels are similar to ordinary paints except they are ultimately designed to go on horizontal surfaces. Unlike house paints, these enamels dry to a tough, durable finish and can withstand foot traffic.
Concrete stains are thinner in viscosity when compared to paints and are designed to penetrate, or “soak in” to the concrete. Stains are mostly used on new concrete and do not perform as well when the surface has already been painted or sealed. If the concrete is not porous, stains will not work on the surface. Your project manager can do a simple moisture test to check and see if the surface is porous enough for a stain. A few common areas you may see concrete stain applied are pool decks, patios, and walkways.
Concrete sealers are applied to give the surface protection from water intrusion, dirt, salt, and other elements of nature that can deteriorate concrete. These are generally clear and can only be applied on bare concrete that is porous and will allow penetration of the sealer. Concrete sealers are commonly found on driveways.
Our Concrete & Masonry painting services include, but are not limited to:
- Concrete Foundations
- Concrete Block
- Split-Faced Block
- Fiber Cement Siding (Hardie Board)
- Concrete Floors
- Driveways, Patios, and Walkways