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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!

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!

Staining your concrete patio to look like tile. :: Hometalk  I want to do this to my covered porch.

Staining your concrete patio to look like tile.

Staining your concrete patio to look like tile. :: Hometalk I want to do this to my covered porch.

I pulled up the old nasty indoor/outdoor carpet and decided to make it look like tile.  Lots of trial and error.  Ended up using (base coat first) 3 shades, gets sponges for stenciling from craft store.  Watch videos on youtube for how to move your hand around, to avoid that "80"s look.  Used 1/4" painter's tape, but I would have preferred thinner, but couldn't find and too hard to cut!  I'm pretty happy with it! (3 weeks later) and waterproofed it with clear paint made for concrete (add…

I pulled up the old nasty indoor/outdoor carpet and decided to make it look like tile. Lots of trial and error. Ended up using (base coat first) 3 shades, gets sponges for stenciling from craft store. Watch videos on youtube for how to move your hand around, to avoid that "80"s look. Used 1/4" painter's tape, but I would have preferred thinner, but couldn't find and too hard to cut! I'm pretty happy with it! (3 weeks later) and waterproofed it with clear paint made for concrete (add…

Acid-stained Concrete.  love this- it looks like a copper walkway....totally want to do something like this!

Acid-stained Concrete. love this- it looks like a copper walkway....totally want to do something like this!

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

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