When I first saw our house, I fell in love with the front porch. It had so much potential, I just knew it! The whole exterior needs a lot of work. I have big plans for it and it’ll all happen this fall! To kick off the porch renovation, I decided to paint the front porch!
The maroon red floors weren’t doing it any favors though (they showed every speck of dust). I have big plans to install pink front doors and I thought that a grey would work better with the pink. And show less dirt!
how to paint your front porch
- 2 Gallons of Rustoleum Decorative Concrete Coating in Slate
- Decorative Concrete Foam Roller Cover
- 9″ Roller Cover
- Paint Brush
This concrete coating/paint is good for interior or exterior concrete surfaces. It’s perfect for patios, walkways, pool decks, basements, and laundry rooms.
step 1- surface prep
Getting your porch clean first is important! Do this by removing any flaking off paint and then sweeping. Make sure to remove oil stains or crease with a degreaser. Rinse the whole floor with water (I just used my hose). Finish by letting the floor thoroughly dry.
step 2- painting prep
Start by taping anything you don’t want the concrete coating. Give the coating a good stir and keep stirring while you apply- there is a bunch of texture in the paint so you want to make sure to evenly distribute it.
step 3- application
Next, begin painting by cutting in the corners using a 3″ brush. Put your concrete roller cover on a standard roller. Pour the concrete coating directly onto the surface. Roll a thin, even coat across your porch. Work in small sections until you’ve given your whole porch one coat.
step 4- second coat
Wait 3-4 hours and then apply a second coat using the same method above. Note, the can suggests 2 coats. On my edges, I needed 3 coats to get full coverage. Let it dry for 3-4 hours for light traffic and 24 hours for heavy traffic. It takes a full week to be fully cured.
The grey felt like such a difference to me! Everything I can do to this house to make it feel like mine, feels good! The finish has a lot of texture and seems like it should be very durable. I will keep you posted on how it stands up! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
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That painted porch really looks great and made a huge difference! Best wishes!