Painting Patio Slabs: Give Yours a Fresh New Finish

Contemporary garden with furniture and flowerbeds finished after painting patio slabs
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Painting patio slabs is ideal for breathing new life into your garden, while also saving you time and money. With the right preparation and paint, you can turn your patio from a tired eyesore into a fresh outdoor space.

Is your patio looking old or past its prime? Has it been painted before and the paint is starting to flake? Do you want to give it a hot new contemporary colour without the hassle and cost of a new patio being laid? In the same vein as painting a wall, painting patio slabs will help smarten things up outside and achieve the beautiful finished look that you want.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.