Concrete slabs, the practical but ugly solution for a building base, can now be given a beautiful but relatively inexpensive face lift.

The acrylic-based Paving Paint, Ultra Pave from White Knight Paints, can be applied on both interior and exterior slabs and comes in 65 beautiful colours.

A slab was given a makeover by applying a subtle stamped pattern to add interest and texture to the surface.

The slab was first of all given two coats of Ultra Pave in Mint Stick – no primer is required – and then a stamp (purchased from craft shops) was used to apply a random pattern in Diamond Delight over the top.

Being acrylic, Ultra Pave is easy to use and actually halves the time taken to prepare and complete the application process while lasting as much as five times longer than any solvent-based alternative.

The Ultra Pave can be applied using either a brush, roller or spray gun depending on the area to be covered and the finish required.

Ultra Pave is touch dry in only 30 minutes, ready for a second coat after two hours and can be walked on in just six hours.

Designed for both interior and exterior application, Ultra Pave can be used on concrete slabs, masonry walls, driveways, and concrete pavers and dries to a hard wearing, slip-resistant, colour-fast satin finish.

The palette of 65 colours lends itself to any number of contemporary designs using one or more colours – bold borders, geometric patterns or stamped and stencilled patterns.