Are you thinking of giving your porch or patio floors a fresh new look? Retiling might be a good idea but it costs a lot and may take some time. Plus, you might need to hire a professional to do it.
If you want to cut the process and just do an easy DIY project, you can start by painting your concrete porch or patio. You might want to take it one step further and stencil a design.
These easy-to-do projects are cost-effective and don’t consume too much time and money compared to retiling. Here, we show you how to paint and stencil a design to bring a new look to your porch or patio.
What You Will Need:
- Power washer and cleaner
- Concrete Primer
- Porch and patio floor paint
- Paint roller
- Long extension handle for roller
- Stencil design of your choice
- Stencil brush
- Clear concrete sealer
- Painter’s tape
- Paper towel
1: Prep the Floor
To start, power wash your concrete floor and use a concrete cleaner. If there are any cracks, fill them using a concrete crack seal. Rinse well and let dry completely.
Start painting the concrete floor with the primer. Let it dry for at least four hours. Once completely dry, you can start applying the first coat of paint using a paint roller. Apply the second coat of paint after.
Figure out where to place your stencil design making sure it’s on a straight line. Secure the stencil using painter’s tape.
When painting a stencil design, you don’t want excess paint to run under. To avoid this, dip the stencil brush in white paint and lightly dab it on a paper towel before lightly dabbing it back into the stencil.
Using a small paintbrush, go over the edges of the design for finishing touches.
To make your stencil design last longer, apply 2 coats of clear concrete sealer. Let dry completely.
There you have it! Following the simple steps will give your porch or patio a fresh new look. There are many easy DIY projects you can do to your porch. You can start by making your porch or patio more private and even create a shiplap accent wall outside.