Before you even THINK about the paint you're going to use, you need to power wash your surface.
Not scrub with soapy water.
Mopping won't work.
You need to POWER WASH your patio.
If you skip this step - you will be painting on top of dust and dirt.
It doesn't matter what paint you use or how many coats you put down, if there is any dirt between your surface and paint, it WILL lift.
READ THE TIN - TWICE!
You can use the best paint in the world - and still have durability issues - if you don't follow the manufactures instructions.
You want to be looking out for:
Time between coats
Total CURING time
For example, we used Dulux Weathershield for our projects and they recommend leaving 4 hours drying time between coats. And to work in dry conditions above 10 degrees.
So check the weather forecast before you start your project, and check what temperature the weather drops to at night.
PROJECT PAINT EXAMPLES