Did you know you can paint concrete garden statues? Or in the case of this concrete goose re-paint the statue? I can tell you which paint is best and how to paint the concrete.
HOW TO PAINT CONCRETE GARDEN STATUES: GOOSE AND CACTUS PAINT REFRESH
CLEAN THE CONCRETE GOOSE STATUE
I first cleaned the concrete goose with Simple Green. I scrubbed and scrubbed but couldn’t get off some of the gunk/spots. I figured I could paint over the dirt so no worries. When cleaning the bill (is that the proper term?)
MAKE REPAIRS TO THE STATUE
I grabbed some Gorilla Glue for the cracks and filled the holes and cracks the best I could trying not to knock off more of the cement. Then I wrapped the bill and head with painter's tape until the glue dried. It seemed to work.
USE THE RIGHT PAINT
Good thing there was enough original paint on the goose that I could kind of figure out where the paint lines were. I used FolkArt Coastal Textured Paint for the body of the goose. The paint is for indoor/outdoor projects.
PAINT THE CONCRETE STATUE
The webbed feet are the same orange color as the bill. I used a variety of different size brushes and I didn’t use tape for straight lines or anything. The goose was a little rough so I didn’t think it would be a big deal if the paint wasn’t perfect.
ADD LAYERS OF PAINT
The body color of the goose was too uniform and the feathers blended in so I dry brushed a bit of very pale, silvery blue paint over the feather details. A bit of contrast adds depth and dimension to paint projects and that's what the addition of the blue paint does for the feathers.