Sheila
Sheila
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Painted Concrete Porch With a Stone Stencil


I pressure washed my porch many times but could not get all the stains out/off, so I decided to paint it and use the stone stencil to give it a stone look finish with more colors.
First I painted the whole thing with one color so that it would look like a mortar or grout when I used the stencil with the other colors. I used 3 other colors in each of the blocks of the stencil and used a brush to scrub them into the concert which made each one come out a different look or color of stones.
It made the porch a little cozier while sitting out in my swing. I spend more time on the porch now, in my swing.
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All done and cozy now!
porches painted concrete stone stencil makeover, concrete masonry, diy, painting, porches, This is right after a pressure washed it Still stained
This is right after a pressure washed it. Still stained.
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porches painted concrete stone stencil makeover, concrete masonry, diy, painting, porches, The stencil I got from Lowe s
The stencil I got from Lowe's
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Getting started
porches painted concrete stone stencil makeover, concrete masonry, diy, painting, porches, It took me a couple of days but it was worth the time
It took me a couple of days but it was worth the time.
porches painted concrete stone stencil makeover, concrete masonry, diy, painting, porches, Reds browns caramel and linen colors mixed and brushed into the concrete
Reds browns caramel and linen colors mixed and brushed into the concrete.

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22 questions
  • Teri Sabo-Whalen
    on May 13, 2016

    I love the colors and what a fantastic job you did. Looks wonderful! What brand and kind of paint did you use and did you put a sealer on top? That color scheme is perfect for matching my house. Did you "dry brush" the colors in each stone to give it variation and realistic looks? Thank you

    • Sheila
      on Sep 17, 2016

      I used rust-oleum spray paint in caramels, brick red, tan, black and linen. Yes it is wearing very well. I did not use a sealer. Yes I did dry brush it to get the variation in color.

  • Mgm6283665
    on Jun 16, 2016

    Please write a detailed description of how the project was done .

    • Sheila
      on Sep 17, 2016

      I used rust-oleum spray paint in caramels, brick red, tan, black and linen. Yes it is wearing very well. I did not use a sealer. I discribed the details throughout the earlier questions

  • Momladybarbara
    on Jun 25, 2016

    please let us know whaat paint you used and did you use a sealer on top looks great

    • Sheila
      on Sep 17, 2016

      I used rust-oleum spray paint in caramels, brick red, tan, black and linen. Yes it is wearing very well. I did not use a sealer.

  • Nancy J
    on Jul 23, 2016

    Can you please share the colors of paints you used and did you seal it? If so, what sealer? Can you please edit in your process of doing this? Thanks

    • Sheila
      on Sep 17, 2016

      I used rust-oleum spray paint in caramels, brick red, tan, black and linen. Yes it is wearing very well. I did not use a sealer.

  • Marlene
    on Sep 16, 2016

    What kind of paint did you use? Is it still wearing well?

    • Sheila
      on Sep 17, 2016

      I used rust-oleum spray paint in caramels, brick red, tan, black and linen. Yes it is wearing very well.

  • PJ
    on Sep 16, 2016

    VERY NICE!! I THINK I'LL DO THE SAME TO MINE! I know the questions have already been asked - But... Please I would luv to know: 1) what type of paint You used; 2) did You seal it... and if so, what product was used. Thanking you in advance. Pam C e-mail - calvinsnana@gmail.com

    • Sheila
      on Sep 17, 2016

      I used rust-oleum spray paint and I did not seal it. It is holding up very well but it is a covered porch. It still gets rained, snowed and full sun at least a foot from the edge and still looks good.

    • PJ
      on Sep 17, 2016

      Thanks so very much!

    • Sheila
      on Sep 17, 2016

      You are quite welcome.

  • Sherry
    on Sep 16, 2016

    How many stencils did you use at one time?

  • Davhelcruz
    on Sep 23, 2016

    I'm trying to look up the stencil but can't find it. How is it called

    • Sheila
      on Sep 26, 2016

      It is a cement/stone form. You pour cement in it to make different styles be forms. I found it in the concrete (bags) section at lowes

    • Sheila
      on Sep 26, 2016

      Sorry for the typos. Auto correct is not always correct

  • Aggie
    on Nov 4, 2016

    Do you have to wait for the weather to get warm to do this? I live on Long Island, and it's cooling down now. My husband says the paint won't dry. Thanks

  • Gary Hitchcock
    on Nov 4, 2016

    What type of brush did you use?

  • Ann7553297
    on Nov 4, 2016

    Is there any way to show me the step by step working with the stencil and the colors?

  • Flo
    on Jan 21, 2017

    Beautiful ! ? What kind of paint & brushes did you use .and did you use some kind of sealer?

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jan 22, 2017

      Spray paint, and I hope she sealed it with a poly based sealer

    • Sheila
      on Jan 24, 2017

      I used spray paint and a big scrub brush. The porch is covered so I did not use a sealer.

  • Sharon Mccain
    on Jul 2, 2017

    So you painted the base a caramel color
    then you placed the form and then spray painted at random the other colors and used the brush to blend the colors?
  • Susie
    on Sep 14, 2017

    Did you spray paint the color on the base or did you roll the base color on?
  • Patricia.
    on Sep 15, 2017

    What would you use to seal it if it was outside. I love this idea. !!!
  • Kim Mcneil Scott
    on May 27, 2018

    I absolutely love this and you did a beautiful job . I want to do this on my patio so bad but my question is I don’t have just a regular concrete patio . My patio is concrete but more of a pea gravel concrete patio can it be done over that ? I haven’t seen it done on a patio that wasn’t flat

  • K lenoro
    on Jul 1, 2018

    This is lovely! You used 3 different colors? What did you use to seal it?

  • Sandra A Warren
    on Jul 11, 2018

    My porch looks just like yours except mine extends to a slightly sloped sidewalk which is uncovered. I’m wondering if the paint would hold up and also wonder if paint might be slippery?

    • Jeanne
      on Nov 22, 2018

      Depends on what kind of paint you use. You can add sand like substance for a non slip surface. Your local lumber company or hardware store can help you with the paint. And yes porch paint does hold up with proper maintenance. Good luck.

    • Sheila
      on Nov 29, 2018

      I used spray paint and it has held up with nothing added to it or any kind of coating. It is not slippery at all

  • Susan Herrera
    on Aug 13, 2018

    did you use spray paint? What kind of brush did you use to scrub the color into the cement?

    • Sheila
      on Aug 25, 2018

      Yes I used spray paint and a scrub brush

  • Kathy Spiker
    on Oct 23, 2018

    What kind of paint did you use to paint the porch? We have been wanting to do something like this with our porch.

  • Mary Beth Packard
    on Mar 25, 2019

    I am inspired! We've got a porch, screened only on one side; two walls (one with a window to the breakfast room) are part of the house plus one that's sliding doors to the living area; walls need paint (a separate issue), as well as the floor. My concern with the stencils is that the floor along the screened side gets mildewed and stained by rain very easily. Will stenciling be harder or easier to clean? And do I coordinate the paint with the interior tile floor (gray/beige swirls) or pick one of the interior tile shades or change up altogether?

  • Ruby Lear
    on Jun 6, 2019

    I have a stained cement porch. I would like to paint it. That looks like a lit of work for a 73 year old woman. Is there anything I could do that is a lit easier?

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