Many great pieces of architecture, including a variety of ancient Greek and Roman pieces, have used columns for support and decoration. Modern architectural sensibilities may call for similar columns, to spruce up a design or to provide support for a porch, deck or archway. PermaCast columns come in both square and circular designs with a variety of styles, but they all have one thing in common: all PermaCast columns are ready to be painted as soon as they are installed, and require little preparation before painting.
Things You'll Need
- Roller or brush
Rinse the column surface with a hose or by rubbing the column down with a rag or cloth dampened in clean water. This rinsing will remove dust, dirt or other contaminants from the surface. These contaminants can ruin the way paint sticks to the columns.
Prime the column’s surface with a thin coat of exterior latex primer. Apply the primer with a paintbrush or roller. Allow the primer to dry completely before continuing.
Apply a thin layer of exterior latex paint to the column with your paintbrush or roller. Allow this first coat to dry completely before applying a second. Apply at least three thin coats of paint for full sealing.