Paint exterior concrete

Don't live with a dingy, grey concrete slab when there are so many ways to update and give concrete a makeover. You will find a selection of concrete paints and concrete preparation products at your local Builders Warehouse, and painting concrete is a project you can easily tackle in a weekend.

With paint and a couple of free hours you can transform plain concrete into a more attractive and decorative feature in a garden. ABOVE: This decorative paint technique on a concrete garden path looks far more appealing with a painted crazy pave design.

Add colour and interest to a concrete patio or driveway by painting faux pavestone blocks in different hues and shades - or add a faux facebrick edging. There are a variety of concrete stains and paints on the market and you will find a wide selection at your local Builders Warehouse.

It's a good idea to sketch out what you have in mind before doing the actual project, just in case you change your mind before you start!

With the proper surface preparation and right products and equipment, you can transform any concrete driveway into a feature that instantly adds curb appear.

Using paint for concrete allows you to be as creative as you like. I love the idea of a painted-on rug design that covers a plain concrete slab. Choose your favourite colours and add a colourful effect to a boring courtyard, or spice up a plain garden.