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« on: September 19, 2011 12:43:03 PM »

What kind of paint would I use to paint statues made of cement? Paint made specifically for cement only comes in buckets and have limited color choices. My mom suggested to just use my acrylic paint and seal it with a spray. Would this be okay? I don't expect the paint to last forever, it does fade after a while, but would acrylic work?
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011 12:21:15 PM »

There is an acrylic paint specifically for outdoors which comes in a small jar like other artists or craft acrylics.  I found it at Hobby Lobby, if you have those in your area.


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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011 02:18:22 PM »

Really? I'll look into it, then. We don't have many stores around here in the way of hobbies, but I would be surprised if I couldn't find it online. Thank you so much for the advice!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011 06:20:05 AM »

it may seem like they only come in buckets, however home depot (and probably Lowes) will give you much smaller jars --u just have to ask at the paint counter-tehy will mix up whatever u need and give you a pint, or quart etc
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013 01:42:51 AM »

Use a spray of light grey paint would be better sealer for cement. Either acrylic or oil paints can be used for same.  I am not sure if acrylic holds on glossy oil based paint. If the concrete paint comes in flat texture - then it will work nicely.

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