Painting Stripes on Your Porch

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It's summer! Time to finally get around to renovating the front porch. I saw a picture on Pinterest of a striped porch and fell in love with it, so I decided to try it myself. I'm so glad I did.
Here is the before and after. Quite a big difference right? I tried to use a very light gray and white. This way the stripes wouldn't be overwhelming.
The prep took TONS of work. I won't lie. The wood is 110 yrs old. I used mostly Scotch Blue painting tape to do the lines. I just taped every forth board, so it was easy. No measuring! However, there was a lot of sanding, washing and caulking involved!
Here's the finished product! All done except for a pendent light in front of the door and some window paint scraping. Since we don't have AC, I've used this room more than any other room in the house this summer! This is our first front porch and we are loving it!
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  • Ruth Coolen Ruth Coolen on Aug 13, 2016
    Painting of the front porch. Can this be done on concert?

  • Ruth Coolen Ruth Coolen on Aug 13, 2016
    Painting on porch floor. Can this be doe on cement?

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