First impressions count. A simple transformation to the outside of your home can top off your home renovation. White Knight Paints explain that driveways are often the first thing people see but the last you’d think to renovate. Transforming this area is as easy as any paint project and more economical than resurfacing, providing a boost in value for a minor investment. Some additional finishing touches like plants, letter-boxes and house numbers, can also help spruce your home up instantly. Here’s how to give concrete a new lease of life with White Knight Ultra Pave.
PREP. If you’re painting smooth concrete such as garage floors or new concrete around a pool, use Ultra Pave Concrete Etcher to roughen the surface to help the paint bond to the concrete. Mixing half a kilo with 5-litres of water, evenly pour the dissolved mixture over the concrete and scrub with a broom, leaving it to foam up for a couple of minutes being careful not to let it dry. Preparing the surface correctly will ensure longer-lasting results, so a crucial first step is to use a high pressure washer to clean the surface; then allow to dry for 24 hours before painting.
PRIME. Before you start painting, prime the driveway by giving the surface another good sweep; and make sure you have all the equipment you need: a paint brush; paint pots; roller tray; and an extension roller. It’s best to use a roller with a 10mm nap to achieve a professional finish. White Knight Ultra Pave Quick Dry is touch-dry in 30-minutes; and can take a second coat in just a couple of hours. To help the first coat stick, mix the paint with 20% water in a paint pot, a litre at a time, and mix in the pot before transferring into your roller tray.
PAINT. With six tintable bases available there are thousands of White Knight Ultra Pave colours to choose from. Choose a colour that will complement your exterior. For a modern look use dual grey tones, with the darker shade on the paths and drive. Paint all of the edges first with a paint brush, and any joins in the concrete; then paint the remaining area using a roller with an extension pole. Wait 2 hours before applying your second coat. For added grip, or if you’re on a slope, add Ultra Pave Topcoat Grip Additive to your second coat, pouring one litre of paint into a roller tray and as you stir, add 2-3 scoops of the grip additive per litre of paint. Apply the second coat in a similar way you applied the first; first painting the edges with a brush; then using a roller for the remaining area. Pricing:
- White Knight Ultra Pave Quick Dry $84.50 for 4-litres.
- White Knight Ultra Pave TopCoat Grip Additive $13.
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