Patio Floor Makeover. Painted Patio Floor to Look Like Tile!

by Tricia
4 Materials
8 Hours
The hubby and I decided the back yard needed a serious face-lift, and the covered patio was the place we needed to start. For this project my husband re-built the patio roof, and I painted the patio floor to look like tile. I decided to paint the floor after seeing how expensive pavers were. I have to give a shout out to Traci from "Beneath My Heart" blog whose idea for the patio floor I completely copied.
Here's my full step-by-step of everything that I did to get the floor to look like tile.
Patio floor BEFORE. Yuck.
First my husband extraordinaire removed all the black wrought iron fencing around the patio and around our pool area too. It was quite a job. He then prepped the patio floor for me. He scraped and hand sanded the patio so I could prime it.

I put on a thick coat of white primer, then applied the "grout" color. I decided to go with brown floor with tan-ish grout.
The floor is painted to look like tiles.
I bought the paint at Home Depot. I used Behr Porch and Patio floor paint; Washed Khaki for the grout, and Pyramid for the main color. After priming the patio floor white I then painted the "grout" color. I lay down the tile lines. The squares are 18 X 18 inches.
Measure and lay down the lines
I used 1/2 inch 3M tape for the lines. I had to order it online because it's very difficult to find 1/2 tape. I then painted over the 'lines" with my floor color. I used Behr Porch and Patio floor paint; Washed Khaki for the grout, and Pyramid for the main color.
Finished floor
I let it dry overnight and pulled up the tape and ta-da! Looked great.
Added new run and seating.
Once the tape was up all I had to do was add furniture
A big improvement!
Now for a nice glass of wine.
Suggested materials:
  • Behr Porch and Patio floor paint; Washed Khaki for the grout, and Pyramid for the main color.   (Home Depot)
  • 1/2 inch 3M tape   (Online)
  • Carpenter square   (Home Depot)
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  • Kim Kim on Jun 04, 2017

    Has anyone ever tried chalk paint outside? I love this idea and would like to try it however my concrete is old and very rough. You did an amazing job; thanks for sharing.

  • Judy Alverson Judy Alverson on Oct 06, 2017

    Amazing job on paintings! My son, a professional painter was impressed. Outdoor rug looks exactly like one I'm trying to replace. Know where it can be found?

  • Yolanda Yolanda on Jul 21, 2020

    My patio is plane concrete it’s starting to get some cracked could I use the same kind of paint on my outdoor concrete My patio is depressing

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  • Retta Robinson Retta Robinson on Dec 03, 2016
    I did this to the balcony in a high rise vacation condo 10 years ago. I used a similar product from Ace. It has not bubbled or peeled but it does have a few small chips. My main problem is that the traffic patterns have become dirty and I cant find a product that will clean it. All that taping is a huge job, so I will likely just paint over it soon.
  • Tricia Tricia on Dec 03, 2016
    Holding up really well so far. Although one poster recommended that I use a sealer. I may just do that.