Linda Canterberry
Linda Canterberry
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  • Tuscaloosa, AL
Asked on May 19, 2017

Front porch needs painting

DfmGinnyNor9930856

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My house was built back late 50's.
in my neighborhood all the porches are concrete , some not painted but most are. Size about 10 feet by 3 feet.
it does have a roof over it but still gets wet when it rains. When wet this porch is very slippery!! We are in our 60's and can't afford another fall. Rugs will get wet. I've even tryed that green outdoor carpet.
I really would love an unique idea for this porch!
3 answers
  • Nor9930856
    on May 20, 2017

    We added "grit" (purchased at our local hardware) to concrete paint. Not fancy, but clean and non-slip. With plants, wicker chairs, and wicker end table it looks nice.

  • Ginny
    on Jun 1, 2017

    There are outdoor rugs on line (bought one from Home Depot) that are not supposed to be slippery if a pad is used underneath. I haven't put my rug down yet and hope it will not be slippery, even with a pad. Is your concrete painted and if so is it a paint that is slippery? Check paint can if you still have some an consider adding "grit" to paint as "Rnebert" did. Safety first.
  • Dfm
    on Jun 1, 2017

    my haus was built in 1952. yup i've got the front porch done in painted concrete as well. when it finishes off flaking the paint.....i belive i'll just oil it.
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