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Old 02-11-2019, 09:22 PM
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Not my first choice but after putting in a new pool and now have to furnish it and have to re-sod my entire yard I'm not ready to spend the money on a driveway improvement plan yet. With that said, I was considering painting the driveway and hope it lasts for a year or two and not much more. Any suggestions on prep or type of paint? Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:47 PM
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cut/stain concrete

some of the guys that do this are real artists bro
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:01 AM
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Epoxy paint
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:06 AM
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Epoxy paint
too slippery?? I'd consider staining it. I would never paint it, you might be repainting every year.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:00 AM
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I think painting a drive way is a really bad idea. Epoxy doesn't do well when exposed to UV light so I definitely wouldn't use that if I did it. Painting with any expectations of it lasting more than a year or 2 will be a VERY expensive project. It cost me a bit over $1k to paint about 500 sq ft with polyurea in my shop (DIY style). A good epoxy would be about the same or more. There are some non-slip additives that work very well but I still think it's a bad idea. Stain sounds like a better idea to me but don't know a thing about it other than it's common for outdoor use.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:02 AM
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How bout tennis court paint? Just a thought.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:14 AM
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I had a lady that painted her new concrete walks and drive. Was hard to tell as it matched the other new concrete color. Left tire tracks like crazy and shoe prints too. I mowed for her and after a few cuts I stopped and looked closer and that's when I noticed it was painted. In short, I wouldnt go a light color.
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If you paint it once, you are painting it every year.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:23 AM
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I think painting it would be more work in the long run. You ever think of resealing it?
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:07 AM
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We used Behr Premium Concrete & Garage paint, it has help up for three years with minor damage in the FL sun. I put down two coats of light gray, let it cure, then taped patterns and had my wife fill in with a darker gray. She complains that it's a little slippery, I've never slipped but the tires squeak if it's a little wet. It does show tire tracks easily so after I mow the lawn or take the boat out she goes in with a deck brush to remove the evidence.

If I were single I wouldn't have spent the time or money; it's a driveway, I expect tire tracks and the occasional rust or oil stain!
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:51 AM
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:59 AM
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Whatever you do, paint it HOT PINK, this way you'll do it right (correct fix) as fast as possible.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:03 PM
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I have never know anyone who had it done that was satisfied after a couple of years. I guess it's possible but I wouldn't do it.
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Is it concrete or asphalt? If its asphalt use sealcoat
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Smitty777 View Post
Not my first choice but after putting in a new pool and now have to furnish it and have to re-sod my entire yard I'm not ready to spend the money on a driveway improvement plan yet. With that said, I was considering painting the driveway and hope it lasts for a year or two and not much more. Any suggestions on prep or type of paint? Thank you in advance.
concrete? asphalt? stone? brick?
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Don't waste the time or money. When you can do it correctly. You will regret painting
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concrete? asphalt? stone? brick?
Concrete
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:54 PM
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Clamc hit the nail on the head we use it all the time for del dot, Maryland, and pa dot. Cut first coat. It’s a stain not a paint. If you want to freshen it up in a couple years all you do is power wash then roll xylene over it with 18” roller and re- coat. Easy peasy. Again it’s a stain not a paint
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:38 AM
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You can get it stained and even resurfaced. If it's all cracked and pockmarked, you don't have much of a choice.
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