How to Paint Masonry

Most of us have building foundations made of poured concrete or cement blocks, including customers of Gateway FS Construction Services.  Or maybe you have a retaining wall on your property constructed of cement blocks or concrete.  Either way, you have a tough job keeping these masonry products properly painted and maintained.  The painting specialists at Gateway FS Construction Services are willing to help with any painting project  you may have, including masonry.   

Masonry can be especially tricky to paint and maintain.  Masonry products easily allow moisture to pierce deeply into their cores if not properly coated with paint.  Also, foundations or retaining walls are constantly exposed to the elements of weather, making them even more susceptible to moisture penetration.  The expert painting department at Gateway FS Construction services has some advice below on the proper painting of masonry.

All concrete, whether poured or in blocks, has impurities that will rise to the surface if not painted when completely dry.  So before beginning your masonry painting project, be sure that any concrete or cement blocks have cured at least 60 days, preferably 90 days.  The cement should certainly be completely dry after 90 days.  Furthermore, pay attention to the weather before starting to paint to ensure that the temperature is at least 70 degrees with 50% humidity.  This combination of temperature and humidity will make sure the coating will penetrate the masonry correctly and cure properly.  Finally, do not paint masonry in direct sunlight.  Doing so will cause it to dry too quickly and not adhere adequately to the surface.

Following these tips or contacting our expert masonry painters at Gateway FS Construction Services can help guide your masonry painting project toward success.  Properly applied paint serves as a prevention to many potential masonry issues, including water damage, mold or mildew growth and peeling of the paint. 

Whatever your painting needs, the professional painting team at Gateway FS Construction Services can help.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 today and talk to one of our experienced painting representatives.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.