This is how my carpet looked when I started. It wasn't terrible, but there were numerous stains, and I wasn't fond of the green. To see more before photos, check out the full blog post!
How to Paint Outdoor Carpet
Do you have outdoor carpet that's seen better days, but the thought of replacing it seems expensive? That was exactly how I felt, and I debated for weeks about what to do. I eventually decided to paint it with latex paint. This sounds crazy, I know, but the carpet was thin and not terribly soft to begin with. Four gallons of paint later, and my porch was a smooth black shade instead of stained green.
I started by pouring my paint into a paint tray and adding water, in hopes of giving the paint a chance to sink into the carpet, instead of just settling on top. I tended to add a mugful or so per tray, but it wasn't scientific at all.
Then I sprayed water onto a 2' x 2' section. This helps spread the paint in the next step.
Next I applied the paint with a paint roller. Just like painting a wall, for any edges or tight spots I used a paintbrush.
I repeated this throughout the entire porch. What you see in the picture above is one gallon worth of paint. I used four gallons for the entire project.
This is what my carpet looked like after one coat. I let it dry twenty four hours, then applied a second coat of paint.
Then my carpet was done! I love how it turned out! If you'd like more information and photos, be sure to check out the full blog post!
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