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Painting a Front Walk

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I had a problem with my front walk. it had a big hole that just seemed to get bigger every year, it got so big that we decided that it needed to be fixed. the hole was 3 feet wide and 4 feet long, so we filled in the hole, it took six bags of cement to fill it in. then I noticed that the hole was a different color then the rest of the front walk.
so I got this idea to paint the walk. I just didn't know how I was going to do it. I just didn't want to paint it all one color. then I saw a post of someone that painted their front porch with spray paint and a cement mold. I knew with the size of the walk way it would have taken a lot of spray paint. then I got an idea why not paint it with paint made for cement. I chose 5 colors, a light gray for the base color,( it took 2 1/2 gallons) and four for the stone look.( a gallon of each color) it took me 4 days to paint it. I had to let the base paint dry for 48 hours. or it would have been done in two days,
everyone that has seen it loves it. and now my neighbor wants to do t to his front walk. I want to thank that person with the mold idea for giving me my idea. I had so much fun. I have enough paint left over that I can do my back porch now.
  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Aug 29, 2013

    This is unlike anything I've ever seen before. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  • Mary Gomez
    Mary Gomez
    on Aug 29, 2013

    Wonderful idea! Love it!

  • Lela
    Lela Mount Morris, IL
    on Aug 29, 2013

    I used the same mold as a stencil on the lower half of a textured wall in my kitchen, then I used craft paints ( I can't remember how many colors ) to make faux rocks. It looks very cool ! My next "some day" project is to do the same on a small cement patio at my side door. .....

    • Peggy Hill
      Peggy Hill Pocatello, ID
      on Aug 29, 2013

      @Lela I have seen blogs that did that, the one I saw looked like a stone castle rock.

  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Aug 29, 2013

    This is executed beautifully, @Peggy! Love it! Especially the colors you chose!

  • Joy Hoover
    Joy Hoover Klamath Falls, OR
    on Aug 29, 2013

    I hope you put a sealer over it all, the reason I say this is because I did the exact same thing to our concrete patio last summer but didnt seal it. By this past spring the paint was coming up everywhere.... broke my heart, all that work and it had looked so nice too! Lesson learned the hard way!

    • Peggy Hill
      Peggy Hill Pocatello, ID
      on Aug 29, 2013

      @Joy Hoover I do have sealer for it. I to painted my back patio last year and most of the paint is now gone,

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