Painting cement steps

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Our front door cement steps were painted red which I hated but we’re having a problem choosing the correct paint/color. Painted them what we thought was considered “cement” color but they came out too gray and doesn’t look great. Any ideas?

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  • Gk Gk on Apr 08, 2018
    You could have your paint custom matched to the cement color you want. If you have any pieces of chipped cement or a small cement block--you could take it and have it color matched.
  • Ginny Ginny on Apr 08, 2018
    What color is your house
  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Apr 08, 2018
    You might choose a color to coordinate with your house. For example, if your house is an earthy color you might paint the steps dark brown. Or if your house is white or a very light color you can just choose a color you like. A white house with black steps would look formal, green steps could exhibit your love of growing things, blue steps could give you a nautical/ocean/sky feel depending on the hue you choose. You might also try rag-rolling a deeper grey over what you have in place to give it a more "cement" look. Use dark grey to draw irregular lines or a grid, or try stenciling something onto your grey steps with a darker gray, using the lighter background to set off the stencil. Good luck.

  • Lina Splichal Lina Splichal on Apr 08, 2018
    Since your house is yellow with black shutters, black steps would fit right in. I cannot imaging why anyone would add red to that!? Since I am a little rebellious, I would paint them black and yellow sunflowers or daffodils! But do what will make you happy.
    • B B on Apr 08, 2018
      Hmm. Never thought about black....i love flowers too....food for thought
      Thanks again 👍
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 20, 2021

    How about painting a pattern on them? You could make them look like brick or stone.