Quick and Easy Ways to Spruce up Your Front Porch

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Our north-facing front steps take a lot of abuse in wet weather, making our entryway look dingy and dirty. With a little help from some spray paint, the power washer, and colorful flowers, I created a bright and cheerful entryway with major curb appeal!

I added some new petunias and daisies to the pot, and place it back in its position on the corner of the steps. The clean concrete, fresh coat of paint and new flowers made a big difference in the curb appeal of our home! Now it's the perfect place to relax during the long summer evenings and watch the kids play in the front yard!

Get the tutorial at The Handyman's Daughter here - http://www.thehandymansdaughter.com/2017/05/04/spruce-up-front-porch-spring/

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  • Susan Gardner
    on Sep 5, 2017

    I like that color of yellow. Can you tell me what kind and color of yellow paint that is?
    • June
      on Sep 5, 2017

      There is a link to the color right above the picture of the flower pot.
  • Jennifer Taylor
    on Sep 5, 2017

    Did you consider, or would it make any difference if you used a concrete sealer? Wouldn't that help prevent build up of mildew and dirt? Or maybe painting it with skid resistant concrete paint? Either will make your hard work last longer!
    great job, looks great!
    • Van19103281
      on Sep 20, 2017

      Sealants don't work. Don't waste your money. I spent the money and sealed all the concrete around our pool in Florida. Didn't prevent any mold. Had to power wash every year. Didn't use any fancy cleaner prior to washing. Waste of money if you ask me.
  • Cev29708440
    on Sep 5, 2017

    How do you get the white stains off of brick? They seem to come from the water leaching out of a large pot. We have tried power washing with no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks. Carol
    • TW
      on Oct 19, 2017

      Lisa Elias is correct. Make sure to use EXACTLY as directed. Muratic acid is not forgiving. It actually eats up the concrete, so you have to be attentive to what you're doing.

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  • Nilda Alamo
    on Sep 14, 2017

    Use Clorox over night and is easier save some scrob ing
  • Michelle
    on Jul 28, 2018

    Love it unfortunately I tried to put potted flowers out on my stoop and the squirrels dig and hide their nuts, my neighbors don't have this problem. So I gave up on flowers trying to come up wth ideas for tiny stoop

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