Concrete pavers are increasing in popularity for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Although asphalt is cheaper to lay in the short term, it is manufactured using fossil fuels, therefore the cost may rise in the future. Fortunately, this is likely to make concrete pavers an even more affordable option.
One of the many reasons home and business owners are turning to concrete pavers as a way of laying durable driveways and paths with visual appeal is their flexibility of design. As well as different heights to suit the weights they will deal with, the shape can also be varied. For more and more property owners, painting concrete pavers is the winning final touch.
Forward planning for a great result
When considering using concrete pavers for a project, be it at home, business premises, or as an intrinsic part of your industrial set-up, you can think creatively. For driveways and paths, which lead up to your front entrance especially, you can try to picture the first impression you’d like your guests or potential customers to have.
Thinking big like this gets you involved in your project from the very beginning. When it comes to concrete pavers, their size and shape can, within certain limits, be anything you want them to be. This could be influenced by many things, such as the size or aspect of the building the path or driveways. As part of this forward planning, you can be imaginative with colour because, unlike asphalt, painting concrete pavers means you can have any colour you want.
Concrete pavers are futureproof
Colours fade with exposure to the weather and wear and tear from vehicles or foot traffic, but this is no problem when using this method of paving. The most important thing to remember when painting concrete pavers is that the paving blocks themselves need to be clean and in good condition. Again, a serious advantage over asphalt is that any damaged blocks can be replaced, which is recommended before changing their appearance.
For both newly laid and older pavers, all that is required is a good clean, using a low-pressure hose and brush. Once dry, you’re ready to apply a primer; this will prepare the porous concrete to accept the paint. You can mix this to any colour you like and change it as you progress through the job. Once this has dried, the final stage is to apply two layers of sealant, allowing the first to dry before applying the second.
Good-quality materials are vital
The only thing to worry about when painting concrete pavers are the materials you use. A good supplier, such as Rite Price Distributors in Molendinar, only stocks safe, non-acidic and durable primers and final coats. So contact us today on 1800 954 295 to discuss your needs.