Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Painted Patio Tiles

The painted patio was a lot of work but well worth it. I wasn't sure at the beginning of this project how it would look once it was completed. I am so happy with the results. First, we had to power wash all of the mold and dirt off of the patio.

Once we power washed everything we than filled in the cracks.  We bought the cement filler at Lowes, but any home improvement store would carry it.


After the cracks were all filled and dried we then primed the patio with mold resistant primer.



After the primer dried we painted the patio Valspar Porch and Floor Oil paint. The color is called Chowder. This color was used to make the colors of the lines. On a side note, make sure you use a roller brush that is made specially for cement.  The cement roller brush will make your life a lot easier in the long run. 


After the paint dried we taped the section into 16" X 16" squares.  We left about 8" of the chowder color for the border. We used  1" Frog Tape to tape off our lines.


After the patio was all taped down we painted the entire patio with the second color called, Rusted Earth Valspar Porch and Oil Paint.  


Now, for the part you have all been waiting for.  We pulled off the tape after 24 hours of drying and had this as our end result.



I think it makes the patio look so much bigger and inviting.  Now, I just have to fill it with patio furniture. I am hoping someday that we will be able to build a pergola over the patio.  We hardly have any trees and the extra shade would be nice.

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31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! One of these days we might have a patio I can paint...but I would be happy with steps LOL!!

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  2. We are painting our sunroom this week and I love what you did to yours! I'll make sure we use this paint also!! love it!
    ~Tana

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  3. I LOVE IT!! That turned out sooo well!!! Thank you for the nice words on my blog!!!

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  4. This is such an inspiring project!! WOW!! I don't know if I'd have the patience though! After seeing yours I might be tempted to give it a try! Great job!!
    I'm having a garden linky party on my blog http://keeninspirations.blogspot.com/
    This would be an awesome project to link up! I have several giveaways going on as well! I'd love it if you'd stop by and link up!
    Sharon

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  5. This turned out so great! I would love to do this, you made it look so easy! You want to come and do mine?? :)

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  6. Wow, wonderful. Enjoy the patio

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  7. This looks truly amazing! Love the red color and the crisp look of the design. You did a fabulous job.

    I'm enjoying my first visit to your beautiful blog. It's nice to meet you.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

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  8. hi there! thanks so much for your lovely comments about my dresser. this patio is amazing! i loved painted and stained concrete- it's economical and looks fabulous! great job on it!

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  9. Just hopped over from Debbiedoos~ what a great project! I'm looking forward to more...I'm a new follower!

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  10. What an awesome transformation!!! Love it and it does make it look bigger!! Thanks for following!!

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  11. Wowzers that looks nice! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #12! ~Bridgette

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  12. STUNNING!!! It really does look like tile! I'm putting your paint job in the PoPP Spotlight this Saturday.

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  13. Nice job on your patio! I never would have though about doing that....but now that you given me the idea..hmmmmmm! :-) My back porch is on my list of things to do! You did a really nice job!!!!! Found you on POP spotlight!

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  14. This tunred out amazing! What a fantastic job. I love the color too! I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks so much for linking up to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  15. It's absolutely stunning, what a transformation and grerat idea!
    Thank you so much for sharing
    Marlies Roosenburg

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  16. What wonderful results. You must really enjoy it.

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  17. How wonderful! This looks fabulous! I'm starting to think about my blah driveway and front walk!! My poor hubby that will have to help...

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  18. Fabulous job!! We just built a roof over our back porch with railing around the concrete. Oh your going to love it whenever you do it!!

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  19. This looks great ! We have been working on the same type of projects..Happy 4th to you & yours
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  20. Beautiful! What a fabulous idea! It truly looks so good, you and your husband must be so happy. This is my first time visiting you - I will become a Follower. Nice to meet you!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  21. Great [project. You will want to check out my post tonight.

    Cheri

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  22. Wow, what a fabulous transformation. You have some great thrifty finds.

    Thanks for the visit and for becoming a new follower.

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  23. WOW!!! That is beautiful. It looks just like tiles. Great job :)

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  24. Beautiful patio--it's amazing what you can do with paint!

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  25. Wow wonderful Patio Tiles with nice design and colors...Thanks, incredibly nice article.

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  26. Decking Tiles.This summer we've been working hard on updating our back yard. It's a major, longterm project, and today I am happy to share one update that added so much personality to our space: painted stone tiles!. Thank you.

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  27. How did you tape off the tiles so perfect? Did you put any type of protection on your siding in case the paint splattered on it, especially the dark color. Sure did a beautiful job..pat yourselves on the back and thanks for sharing with us.

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  28. Awesome idea, and great job!! Like Pippi21, I'm wondering how you taped the lines off so perfectly!! I can't draw a straight line, muchless tape one that many times!! Any pointers??

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