Front Step Makeover for Under $100

Mihaela Parker
by Mihaela Parker
2 Materials
4 Hours

Many homes have the basic concrete front steps, like mine, and they certainly don't add an visual interest to the home. In my opinion. These stairs are not my own, this is a project I did with my sister for her house. But, after the results, I definitely will be doing it to mine!

This is the stairs before. Please forgive the pic, didn't realize the quality until it was too late.

Here's a side shot to get a better idea.

So basically tired and old looking. No curb appeal whatsoever. Like mine.

This process was very easy, we picked up concrete paint and an anti skid additive at Home Depot.

First I swept and brushed off the stairs really well to try and get all the dust and dirt off.

We used a specific roller with a thick nap to make sure the paint got in all the holes. I started with a paint brush to get the areas the roller couldn't reach. So far so good. This paint was very easy to work with and went on very well. Really good coverage.

As I used the brush, my sister followed with the roller and just worked our way down.

Of course, during the process, her cat decided to do what cats do and come out of nowhere to walk across it.....luckily, it dries pretty quick so all was good.

For the next coat, we mixed in the anti skid powder to the paint first.

Once mixed, just paint as usual and allow time to cure properly. We just followed the directions on the can. And done. Very easy and quick and what a difference!

Next step is to tackle the door and paint the railing.

This is a very cheap and easy way to improve your curb appeal and also protect the concrete.

The real test will be our cold Manitoba winters and how it holds up!!

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