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What type of paint is best for concrete blocks?

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High-quality acrylic latex paint works best on concrete blocks. The concrete should be thoroughly prepared to accept the paint for best results.

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What type of paint is best for concrete blocks?
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Prepping the concrete blocks is as important as the paint used on them. The entire surface to be painted should be washed with a solution of 1 cup of bleach and 1 gallon of water. Then it should be cleaned again with a non-residue cleaner. The concrete blocks will need at least 48 hours to dry after cleaning. Once dry, a masonry sealer should be used on the blocks and they should be allowed to dry. Once dry, apply a latex primer and paint. it is important to note that new concrete should be allowed to harden for a full 90 days before painting.

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