Friday, April 5, 2013

How to Paint Decorative Cement Balcony

To prep the cement prior to painting a cement primer should be used
Priming the balcony
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools: 
BEHR® Concrete and Masonry Bonding Primer paint
BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra Ultra Pure White Semi-Gloss paint
Blue masking tape
Enamel exterior  
Ladder 8-ft.
Paint tray
brush 2-inch
Paint roller frame with roller cover 
Paint scraper
Shop vacuum
Wooster shortcut angle sash brush 2-inch

Dr. Jeorge Valvus called me from an advertisement from a Bing advertisement campaign. He was related to the late Dr. Valvus who invented the valve. Dr. Valvus home is under 30 year but he had not kept on the maintenance for his home. Today job was to re-paint his decorative cement balcony.

This post shows the eight steps to paint this decorative cement balcony repair.  

Step 1: Fig.1 shows to look at the entire balcony and that the ladder is near a part of the balcony that had huge patches of loose paint. 
A ladder is used to reach the second floor cement balcony
Fig.1 Second floor
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the top of the balcony.
This cement balcony is peeling its paint
Fig.2 Top of balcony
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the balcony with most of the paint removed. Use the shop vacuum to pick up all the small pieces of paint. Its important because these could get into the primer and mess up the job.
To repaint the cement balcony the paint was stripped off
Fig.3 Paint removed
Step 4:
Fig.4 shows the application of BEHR® Concrete Masonry Bonding Primer with a 2-inch brush. The paint was purchased at The Home Depot. Make sure that your paint tray, brush and roller is in a good location and handy as you need it for this job. This job has a lot of curving cement and the brushes and roller will be needed to get the job done.
Use a good quality brush to paint the primer over the cement
Fig.4 Bonding primer applied

Step 5: After the primer was dried, the final coat of BEHR® Premium Plus Ultra Ultra Pure White Semi-Gloss paint was applied. Fig.5 shows the top of the balcony being painted with a 2-inch Wooster® Shortcut Angle Sash Brush. BEHR® paint and Wooster paint brushes can be purchased at The Home Depot.
Applying Behr Premium Plus Ultra Pure Semi-Gloss paint
Fig.5 Ultra white paint applied
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the middle of the balcony being painted.
Painting around each segment of the balcony
Fig.6 Decorative edges
Step 7: Fig.7 shows the bottom portion of the balcony being painted. After the job is done removed the blue tape as soon as possible. Sometimes it can stick to the decking making it very hard to remove.
Notice the painter's tape protecting the flooring and painting the base
Fig.7 Paint cement base
Step 8: Fig.8 shows the cement balcony is finished. Now Dr. Valvus is now enjoying his new bedroom patio. This job took two full days to complete.
This balcony look new with the new paint
Fig.8 Job finished

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