I’m still planning to add a checkerboard pattern to this concrete patio floor, but I can’t believe the difference just this solid white paint has made! The whole space feels so much lighter and brighter. And it just feels so fresh and so clean. 😉 This was such an easy project that I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner!
Painting the concrete made the space feel so much more finished.
When I finished painting yesterday, I briefly considered not moving forward with the checkered floor plan. But I just as quickly decided to proceed because I think the pattern will add a lot of life to the space, even though I am pretty pleased with this solid white look right now.
I used this Porch & Patio paint by Behr ….
….in this shade of white that has a warm grey undertone.
Prep work: Because this isn’t new concrete, this patio is almost 4 years old, and this concrete is super smooth, all I did to prep was sweep and power wash. If the concrete had a smoother, glossier finish, I would have etched and also primed it after power-washing before applying the paint.
Paintwork: I gave it two coats of paint although one coat did provide really great coverage. Cutting in by hand with my favorite angled paintbrush and rolling with a 14-inch roller with an extension pole made this project a breeze.
This is an easy DIY to knock out on a weekend. I have painted and stained concrete patios before, but there’s no expertise or experience required to tackle this. This is a very beginner-friendly outdoor project.
And the power of paint just can’t be beaten! Now…..to decide which shade of terra cotta I want to create this checkered floor.
After staring at these swatches for days, I’ve selected a color. And now, I’m off to buy more paint! Can’t wait to get this checkered floor project started!