I've printed out a stencil with our house number to use when painting
on the cement curb in front of our house.
Which type of paint is best for a newbie with tremoring hands to apply
paint, a spray-paint or a brush paint?
Also, is there brand of paint that is best for this type of use?
All replies, advice, suggestions, etc. welcomed!
You need to re-paint every few years. In my area its like every 3-5 years
and before the paint is gone. Not sure why it goes so fast, either the sun
beats the crap out of it or car tires rub it out. I would just epoxy brass
numbers to the concrete curb and be done with it if the city allows.
If you MUST paint the numbers:
1) print out large numbers with your printer
2) spray adhesive the paper
3) stick the paper to a piece of wood (3/4" thick -- depending on
4) cut your numbers with a jigsaw (slanted inwards so they are smaller
5) walk out to the curb and knock a chunk out with a sledgehammer
6) mix up a bucket of stiff concrete
7) reform the curb with the thick numbers embedded
8) once the concrete begins to harden pull out the numbers
9) fill the recesses with coloured mortar
Hope this helps,
PS: If it were me I would spray a stencil with whatever spray paint I
just had around anyway. File the stencil. If the paint comes off
after a year simply spray it again. If the paint comes off after a
month scrape it with a wire brush and try a garage floor paint.
On Mon 22 Aug 2005 09:26:58p, wrote in alt.home.repair:
For best results, you should use a concrete paint; however, I don't think
they're available in spray cans. If you're using a stencil, even a shakey
hand can get good results. Don't overload the brust, and apply several
Wayne Boatwright *¿*
The paint you use is the second issue and the lesser of the two. The
first is the prep of the concrete. Start by really cleaning the curb then
use some muriatic acid to finish the cleaning. As for the paint the best
would be an epoxy garage floor paint. I don't think you can get less than a
couple of gallons of that at a time. You will be stuck with something else.
See what you can find in an exterior floor paint.
hi aaron my name is kaale i own a company that paints the #s down sorry
where only in wa near tacoma seattle area but hears how its done 1.scrap
clean with a wire brush blow or sweep 2. tape a box 2ich bigger than your
4 inch#s <law\ on each side we also sometimes will paint the top and side
of curb for fire trucks to see them faster 3. paint white "super stripper
paint" or any dot street paint "hard to find" if you want it to shine add
glass beads now to make it reflect-of tape your #s while the paint drys 4.
tape your#s in place over box you may need to border your #s 2 times to
stop the over spray clean and your done....... this should last at least
10years that's are standard or just use cheap stripping paint from your
local hard ware store and do it every couple months or so i have a web
site if you would like to take a look the address is
safestreetsolutions.webs.com you may have to type it in to your url some
time google cant find it
so to recap your answer use the best d.o.t approved spray paint and glass
beads white backing black 4inch#s<law<<
OR JUST GIT SOME CHEAP STRIPING PAINT
hope this help : sincerely yours
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