Stencil Patterns Can Help Transform A Boring Porch Into The Perfect Retreat
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. Yesterday we shared an amazing house flip that featured several of our stencil designs. It was stunning so if you missed it then hop on over and check it out. Part of the house flip included a stenciled cement porch. Now typically when you think of a cement porch, you think boring and blah. Think again! A stencil pattern is the perfect way to spruce up a plain porch and an affordable way to add visual interest. Whether you’re building a new porch or renovating an existing one, we are sharing some helpful tips so you can greet guests in stenciled style.
We’d like you to welcome back Charlotte W, one of our fabulous stencil fans and creative DIYer. Charlotte recently sent us pics of her stenciled house flip featuring the Nagoya Allover Stencil across her cement porch. Let’s just say that our jaws hit the ground when we saw her space.
How DID She Do It? Let’s walk through the process!
To start the project, Charlotte first cleaned the concrete and filled in the cracks and flaws.
She taped off a border using painter’s tape. This will allow her project to have crisp lines.
Then Charlotte painted two coats of white paving paint. Prior to painting, we recommend using a product like BEHR’s Concrete & Masonry Bonding Primer. The primer is used for optimal paint and stain adhesion. Once it has been primed, you can paint your two coats of paving paint using a product like Benjamin Moore’s Floor and Patio paint. Also, Charlotte recommends painting over the tape to obtain the sharpest border line.
For this project, Charlotte painted the inside of the taped rectangle white and the exterior beige. She was ready to start stenciling once the paint was dry! Charlotte chose to stencil the Nagoya Allover pattern across her cement porch.
Charlotte started at the furthermost end of the porch in the corner. She used blue painters tape to hold the stencil in place and a large stencil brush to apply the paint. Before applying the paint, brush off any excess paint on a piece of paper towel. Then she used a very light amount of pressure when painting the design. Because the concrete is porous, she needed to be extra careful about paint seepage under the stencil design so it was super important that she didn’t over coat the brush with paint.
Charlotte continued the geometric design across her cement porch. After the stencil is complete, we recommend applying two coats of a polyurethane to seal the design and give the porch a beautiful sheen! Alrighty my stencil friends, are you ready to see the most amazing stenciled porch? Here it is:
We think it’s great that Charlotte was able to add such beautiful porch to her house flip on a minimal budget.
Great job, Charlotte! We appreciate your tips and tricks for completing this project.
Tell us, which stencil pattern would you use to decorate your porch? We’d love to read your thoughts, so leave us a comment below!
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew