Peggy Hill
Peggy Hill
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  • Pocatello, ID

Painting a Front Walk


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.
I had a problem with my front walk.it had a big hole that just seemed to get bigger every year
I had a problem with my front walk.it had a big hole that just seemed to get bigger every year
after I filled in the hole, I noticed that the hole was a different color then the rest of the front walk.
after I filled in the hole, I noticed that the hole was a different color then the rest of the front walk.
I saw a post of someone that painted their front porch with spray paint and a cement mold.
I saw a post of someone that painted their front porch with spray paint and a cement mold.
first painted the red brick with barn yard red paint. then I painted the whole walk way a light gray color. and painted the red brick with barn yard red paint.
first painted the red brick with barn yard red paint. then I painted the whole walk way a light gray color. and painted the red brick with barn yard red paint.
I even painted the steps with this paint. this paint is a heavier paint the other paints I think it has sand mixed in to it.
I even painted the steps with this paint. this paint is a heavier paint the other paints I think it has sand mixed in to it.
I chose dark brown, gray, tan and rust. for the stone look.
I chose dark brown, gray, tan and rust. for the stone look.
I had to do some free hand the mold didn't fit.
I had to do some free hand the mold didn't fit.
I then painted the stairs the dark brown
I then painted the stairs the dark brown
I even painted the cement steps by the front gate.  everyone who sees this loves the colors and makes my front yard look so much nicer
I even painted the cement steps by the front gate. everyone who sees this loves the colors and makes my front yard look so much nicer
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  • Is ok to use that paint on wood steps,as you say it's maybe got sand in it?

    • Fran2
      on Oct 24, 2018

      I have a small handicap ramp made of wood that I had painted with textured gray paint. It protected the wood and makes it slip resistant.

  • Joanne
    on Oct 18, 2018

    How is the paint holding up through the weather?

  • Rose Brady
    on Oct 20, 2018

    If you do the main sidewalk do you have to get city approval?

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  • Tri24200717
    on Oct 17, 2018

    What a great idea. It adds so much to the entrance!

  • Itkahs Emih
    on Nov 1, 2018

    Omg I’m in love with this project of yours, wow & it turned out very pretty, good job!

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