Stenciled Stoop

by Heather
4 Materials
2 Days
I have way more details on my blog but I wanted to share one of my latest stenciling projects! If you look at my profile, I am no stranger to stenciling.
This was the good old before of our small stoop. Pretty gross, right? I love the color of our house, but I wish the guy that flipped the house (and ultimately who painted the house) used a different color here. Georgia clay is SO unforgiving!!

It took me a couple run throughs with the pressure washer to get it somewhat back to better.
After cleaning it and letting it dry, I painted over the dingy gray that was there. The brick still looks atrocious and I do have that on my list....for another time.

We had a quart of white exterior paint in the garage, so I used that as my stencil base color.
I ordered the Santa Ana stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, bought Rainstorm Exterior paint by Sherwin Williams, and a stencil brush. I really wanted to roll this paint on, like I have in the past on my walls, but the surface was not as agreeable. I had to use a stencil brush to apply the blue. It took longer, but it was cleaner and more accurate
After a few nights of painting, the stoop was finished! With this added pattern, the brick doesn't look AS dingy anymore!
Of course when I was done, I was racing against the rain to get shots and my images are a little darker than I wanted.

The folks at the paint counter told me I should not have to seal this since I used exterior paint, but I am going to see what it looks like in the spring and decide. This spot gets full sun all day long, I am sure it will need something!
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  • Mart Mart on Aug 24, 2019

    How do you remove the peeling paint? Some of mine has peeled off, other places is is stuck.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Aug 25, 2019

    Have you sealed it yet? How has it held up?

    If it's fine, I think you should use Marine Spar poly so the color stays without fading in the sun.

  • Kathy Martin Posey Kathy Martin Posey on Aug 31, 2019

    Does the paint get slipery when it is wet

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