We may not have the funds to rip out our concrete patio, replace the boring fence, or change out the wood deck; what we can do is give these surfaces new life with paint! Check out these three great examples of painting these tired old surfaces to make them look new again! You can use outdoor and concrete paint, your favorite stencil, or just painters tape to make stripes. You can turn a tired old patio floor or fence, into the centerpiece of your outdoor space!

We may not have the funds to rip out our concrete patio, replace the boring fence, or change out the wood deck; what we can do is give these surfaces new life with paint! Check out these three great examples of painting these tired old surfaces to make them look new again! You can use outdoor and concrete paint, your favorite stencil, or just painters tape to make stripes. You can turn a tired old patio floor or fence, into the centerpiece of your outdoor space!

Acid-stained Concrete.  love this- it looks like a copper walkway

How to Acid Stain a Concrete Floor

Acid-stained Concrete. love this- it looks like a copper walkway

The big-block basketweave design on this porch floor looks like tile, but it's really low-cost paint on cement. Get the look with our easy step-by-step instructions. | Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn | thisoldhouse.com

How to Paint a Porch Floor With Big-Block Basketweave

The big-block basketweave design on this porch floor looks like tile, but it's really low-cost paint on cement. Get the look with our easy step-by-step instructions. | Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn | thisoldhouse.com

To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called ESP Easy Surface Prep, available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter.

To paint over ANY surface, without sanding, use a product called ESP Easy Surface Prep, available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Works well over enamel paint , without having to sand. SAVES HOURS of work. It was recommended to me by a professional painter.

Another great way to add HIGH IMPACT on a budget to a patio space is to use BOLD COLOR! We tend to be more muted with colors in our home, the outside can handle brighter colors due the the unconfined spaces, bold colors found in nature, and the natural light that exists. It does not take much to add high impact, a few garden stools, bold pillows, and bright flowers go along way.

Another great way to add HIGH IMPACT on a budget to a patio space is to use BOLD COLOR! We tend to be more muted with colors in our home, the outside can handle brighter colors due the the unconfined spaces, bold colors found in nature, and the natural light that exists. It does not take much to add high impact, a few garden stools, bold pillows, and bright flowers go along way.

This is how to make our front porch look like it's tile instead of concrete. I don't know how to do the walls, but I'm sure Paul can figure that part out!

New “Tile” Patio Floor Reveal

This is how to make our front porch look like it's tile instead of concrete. I don't know how to do the walls, but I'm sure Paul can figure that part out!

How to Upgrade a Concrete Patio  Transforming a plain concrete pad into a beautiful cobblestone patio is an easy DIY project.    More in Outdoors

How to Upgrade a Concrete Patio Transforming a plain concrete pad into a beautiful cobblestone patio is an easy DIY project. More in Outdoors

! love love love! omg! this is so me... Painted floor...love this for a deck or a front porch especially

! love love love! omg! this is so me... Painted floor...love this for a deck or a front porch especially

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