zerogreen® stone paint - your DIY guide

New life for your stones: The easy way with zerogreen® stone paint

Hey DIYers! Are your paving stones or concrete surfaces no longer as attractive as they used to be? Don't worry, with zerogreen® stone paint you can easily spruce them up without much effort - and without expensive re-laying.

What is zerogreen® stone paint?

The zerogreen® stone paint was specially developed for the color treatment of paving stones and concrete surfaces. It not only offers a fresh look in 5 different colors, but also preserves the natural structure of the surface - quite different from classic colors, which often cover up the texture and look unnatural.

The advantages at a glance

  • Alternative to re-laying: Ideal for breathing new life into grey stones - without the need for expensive re-laying.
  • Get creative: You can choose from 5 different colors, but you can also combine them on your surfaces.

  • Easy to use: Easy to handle even for DIY beginners.
  • Quick drying: Your surfaces will be usable again in no time. In optimal weather conditions, the paint should dry in around 24 hours.
  • Environmentally friendly: water-based and vapor-permeable.
  • Durable and weatherproof: Robust and resistant to all weather conditions.
  • Versatile: Suitable for various surfaces, such as concrete surfaces, paving stones, palisades, etc.

Required material

What you should consider before use

  • Preliminary work : Remove all contaminants such as coarse moss, leaves, but also green growth, environmental pollution, etc. The surface should be clean, dry, dust-free and free of grease. Cover adjacent components that are not to be painted well.
  • Protective clothing : Always wear appropriate protective clothing, including gloves and safety glasses.
  • Check weather conditions : The weather should remain dry during and up to 24 hours after application. In the event of sudden rain, the area can be covered with a tarpaulin that should not lie directly on the surface.

Step-by-step instructions

Do you have everything you need at hand? Then you can get started right away!

Step 1: Surface preparation

Thoroughly remove dirt, green growth, moss and other debris from the surface. The zerogreen® Green Growth Remover Turbo and/or a high-pressure cleaner can be used for this. The surface should be clean, free of grease and dry before use.

Pro tip: Don't forget to carefully cover and tape off any adjacent areas that you don't want to paint. This will ensure a clean and flawless end result.

Step 2: Apply stone paint

First, stir the paint well, preferably for at least 3 minutes, to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Then apply the paint using your chosen method. After the first coat, allow the paint to dry thoroughly, depending on the weather conditions. The paint should be touch dry; a good guideline for this is to wait about an hour.

Pro tip: You can apply the first coat of paint diluted with 10% water, this will then be your primer.

Step 3: Apply second coat

As soon as the first layer is dry, you are ready for the second round. The goal here is to achieve an even, rich coat of paint. It is important that you work on continuous surfaces without taking long breaks to avoid visible transitions or seams.

If after the second coat you feel that the result could be even more perfect or you just want to be on the safe side, do not hesitate to apply a third coat or even more. Each additional coat increases the color intensity and increases the longevity of the paint. This way you not only get a visually appealing result, but also a particularly robust and long-lasting one.

Professional tip: For stone joints with raised edges, edge surfaces and coarse-pored stones, it is worth using a brush or a long-pile roller to prepare the work. This way you can achieve an even distribution of the paint and a perfect result even in difficult areas.

Step 4: Admire your work

Once around 24 hours have passed, the stone paint has dried sufficiently and you can walk on your surfaces as normal or carry out further work, such as grouting. Give the paint around a week to harden completely. Then it is completely resilient and ready for everyday use. Now it's time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. With zerogreen® stone paint, you have not only saved time and money, but also achieved an impressive result that will sustainably enhance your outdoor areas while conserving resources.

Extra: The zerogreen® stone paint also contains a nano-impregnation that makes your surface water and oil repellent and inhibits the growth of green deposits and moss. To maximize the protection of your surface, you can also use our zerogreen® green deposit remover with long-term protection . This will keep your outdoor area beautiful and well-maintained for even longer.

Step 5: Aftercare

Our zerogreen® stone paint is robust and will keep your floor surfaces beautiful for several years, depending on the level of use. However, if your surfaces need a freshen up after a while, you can always re-treat them. Just make sure that the surface is clean, dry and free of grease before re-treating. Apply the paint over a large area to achieve the best result.

Thank you for reading!

We hope this guide has helped you and you now feel inspired and ready to decorate your outdoor areas with zerogreen ® stone paint. Thank you for your trust in us. Visit our shop to find everything you need for your project. And don't forget to show us your results - we are always happy to receive photos and stories of successful DIY projects.

frequently asked Questions

1. How do I apply zerogreen ® stone paint?
The application is simple and does not require any special expertise. You just need to clean the surface thoroughly, stir the paint well and then apply it evenly. A paint roller and brush, as well as airless sprayers, are suitable for this.
2. How long does it take for the paint to dry?
Our stone paint dries very quickly. You can usually walk on your newly designed surfaces after about 2-4 hours. However, the exact drying time can vary depending on weather conditions and temperature. To be on the safe side, we recommend not walking on/protecting the area for 24 hours.
3. How long does the color last?
The durability of our stone paint varies greatly, depending on weather conditions and wear and tear, as well as the type of surface and substrate. It usually lasts up to 5 years before it may need to be reapplied. However, it can also last longer. For example: On palisades or edge areas, it naturally lasts longer than on areas with a lot of car traffic. Our stone paint can always be reworked!
4. Can I use the paint on other materials?
The zerogreen ® stone paint has been specially developed for paving stones and concrete surfaces. For other materials, we recommend that you first create a small test area to see how the material reacts to the paint.
5. How many square meters can I paint with one container of zerogreen ® stone paint?
One container is enough for around 20 square meters. However, the exact range can vary depending on the absorbency and condition of the surface. You can use our consumption calculator to help you.
6. Is zerogreen ® stone paint environmentally friendly?
Yes, our stone paint is water-based and sustainable. Our stone paint was specially manufactured for the purpose of coating floors outdoors, so it is vapor-permeable and does not seal the building material. In addition, you can save valuable resources by using zerogreen® stone paint, as no new building needs to be constructed.
7. Can I clean the colored surface with a high-pressure cleaner?
Intensive high-pressure cleaning should be avoided, even if the stone color can usually withstand household high-pressure cleaners, the durability of the stone color will be affected. We recommend aftercare with zerogreen® green algae remover with long-term protection or zerogreen® green algae remover turbo.
8. Will my surface look painted over after application?
No, the stone color takes on the surface structure of the stones and does not form an unnatural layer on the stones. Take a look at our reference images.
9. Can I also use zerogreen ® stone paint indoors?
The zerogreen ® stone paint was developed primarily for outdoor use. It can be used indoors, but we recommend testing the surface in an inconspicuous area first.
10. Will the stone colour wear off faster if there is car traffic?
Yes, absolutely. Our stone paint is very robust, but we do not recommend it for areas subject to exceptionally heavy traffic, such as parking lots or areas with a lot of traffic. However, our paint can generally be used for private driveways without any concerns. If in doubt, a test should always be carried out on an area subject to heavy traffic.

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