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Concrete Painting Ideas

Concrete Painting Ideas

Concrete floors and walls are gaining popularity again, because of their unique coarse texture. Find some great painting ideas for concrete surfaces, mentioned in the upcoming DecorDezine article.
DecorDezine Staff
Concrete and cement are the new styles of home decor in today's homes. This is because, they have a very different texture, which is rough and graveled. Using bricks made from concrete or giving the house walls a finish with this material, makes the house look very different from the regular ones. Concrete is actually a construction material, which is a combination of cement, fly ash, aggregates made from crushed stones, like granite and limestone, and water. This is then crushed on a major level to give it a smooth texture, and then used to surface buildings, which are later painted. The coarse mixture, which is not crushed is equally strong and hence, it is used in designing many stylish homes. Painting concrete walls in many styles, makes the interiors or exteriors look natural and stony. You can come up with wonderful painting ideas, as they can be decided with respect to your home interiors and colors. There are some ideas for concrete paintings mentioned in the following paragraphs, take a look.
Concrete Design Ideas
Painting concrete walls and floors, is very simple. The option of painting concrete is usually considered when there are cracks in the walls, or the floors have crevices, which have to be filled with cement. But apart from these difficulties, many people like to have these walls and floors in their homes for decorative purposes. Therefore, painting them in unique bright colors is an art, which could be considered abstract.

If you want to know how to paint cement walls, it's like painting other normal walls. However, you can definitely use your imagination with these paint designs for interior paintings. The concrete painting techniques are also similar to others, except for one step, where you have to patch the cracks and fill up the holes, and then give it a uniform surface to polish them. There are many painting ideas, which people follow for their cement flooring and walls, a few of these are mentioned below, so take your pick from these!
Epoxy Painting
Epoxy Painting
These are great ideas to change the look of your gray rough concrete flooring and walls.
Epoxy floor coatings are durable and tough, and hence, are resistant to a number of spills and cracks to provide safe surfaces (as cement surfaces are usually rough). They can be used on the concrete walls as well, to give smooth surfaces and a slight shine like any other wall paints. They also come in attractive colors, and hence, can be an excellent choice to paint your home. If you want to personalize your home with a particular color scheme, these will surely do a great job in making the house look very stylish and unique.
Sponge Painting
Sponge Painting
Sponge stamps are also a wonderful choice to create a unique look in bedrooms and the kids' rooms. This design has a very informal look and feel to it, thus, you can come up with absolutely any patterns to implement this design.
If you are painting your bedrooms or even the living room with sponge painting, you can make simple stamps, either on all the walls, or on a common wall. These can be polished later to give it a smooth surface. You can draw other designs and patterns of these stamps in the kids' bedrooms or kitchen, where you can personalize it in your own ways. So, don't stop your creativity with these playful sponge stamps!
Stencil Painting
If you want a rough granite look on your walls and floors, you can use a set of stencils to design stone-like finishing. All you have to do is, use paint and stencils, which give the surface a faux terra cotta or stone look. The round brushes of these appliances give you the liberty to come up with various types of designs, and make the walls look fresh and unique. Painting concrete floors with these stencils is also a great idea for modern homes with themes. Using a color range like dark as well as bright colors, definitely makes the house look classy and attractive.
Stencil Painting
You can also have flower stencils for painting the walls and creating newer designs. However, make sure you don't use light colors, as this makes the house look very dull.
With these great ideas for your home interiors and sometimes even exteriors, you can surely have cement walls to make a difference. If you are thinking of remodeling or renovating your home, a concrete finish to the walls will surely give it a happy and bright look!