Steps to Painting a Concrete Deck

When it’s brand new, it’s hard to believe your clean concrete deck could ever get dirty. But before long, foot traffic and more can give it a gray pallor. Ready to spruce things up? Here are five quick steps for concrete deck painting.

Gather the Right Tools

Plan on investing in specialized concrete paint for decks. You’ll also need masonry sealant and primer, a clear finishing sealant to apply after painting and naturally, a sprayer or several rollers.

Clean Your Deck

The only thing worse than a dirty concrete deck is one with painted on debris. Avoid this by sweeping your deck thoroughly. Next wash your deck down with grease cutting soap, rinse and dry.

Fix Repairs

Concrete deck painting over cracks is bad practice, so plan to repair any minor nicks before you paint.  Clean cracks with a wire brush or vacuum and fill with masonry crack filler.


Following the directions for your products, apply masonry sealant and primer onto the deck directly and spread over a few square feet at a time.

You’ll need to wait 24 hours for the paint to dry before applying sealant. If this all sounds like a lot of work, choose instead a knowledgeable concrete deck painting contractor in NJ and NY with years of experience. You won’t regret it!