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How to paint outdoor tiles?

Dami
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How to paint outdoor tiles?

Hi there,

I would like to paint my outdoor patio tiles. We renovated the house but didn't do anything with the tiles. They are rough and have no glazing. I think the grout is loose/not in good quality - sometimes sand comes up between the tiles, with black ants sometimes. Sometimes also weeds. Could you please tell us the best options to paint the tiles and the steps needed? Thank you.

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: painting outdoor tiles

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Dami. It's marvellous to have you join us and many thanks for your question about painting pavers.

 

You can paint your pavers with White Knight Ultra Pave. That's not going to solve any sand, weeds, or ants between the pavers. Typically pavers are laid on a bed of sand and are not grouted together. Before painting the area, you might like to use some Powerloc paving sand between the pavers. This material is better at binding and setting between the pavers than standard sand. It will also help prevent weeds and ants.

 

You should find this step-by-step guide useful: How to paint concrete floors. The steps involved will be similar to your paving project. Since your pavers are rough, you can likely skip the acid etch step.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.
 

Mitchell
 

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Re: painting outdoor tiles

Thank you Mitchell. I will give it a go.

Dami
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Pavement painting

I bought White Knight White Ultra Pave Quick Dry Paint 10L online to paint my patio. For the colour option I selected Daves Grey. When I got the product, it is just the white base. Do I need to order a separate tinting paint? If so, could you send me a link to the correct product? If that's not the case, what should I do with the 10L of paint I have - can I mix it with leftover colorbond monument? Looking forward to your kind reply .

EricL
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Re: Pavement painting

Hello @Dami

 

It's fantastic that you've received excellent advice from @MitchellMc. It's great that you've chosen White Knight Ultra Pave Quick Dry Paint. I'm sorry to hear that the paint was not tinted to your choice of colour. I suggest calling the store you purchased the paint from and telling them that the paint you got was not what you ordered. 

 

Please don't add any other tint or paint to the paint you already have. Adding any other tint or paint will ruin the base and the paint specialist will no longer be able to tint it to the colour that you desire.

 

However, if the store is not too far away, I propose going to the store and informing them that you want the White Knight tinted to "Dave's Grey". Please make sure to bring your docket with you so that you can show proof of purchase.  

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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Dami
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Re: Pavement painting

Thank you Eric

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