Painting Concrete Steps for $5 – A Great Budget Makeover

Painting Concrete Steps for $5 

A Great Idea for a Budget Makeover

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When we moved into this house, there was indoor/outdoor carpet covering the front steps. It was nasty, worn, and drooping with holes along the front edges. I couldn’t take it!!!
One sunny day, I ripped the carpet off, cleaned it well, and set to work. Here’s what it looked like step-by-step:

I cleaned it up, then cut a roll of blue painter’s tape in half to make narrower strips:

Laid out my design, using a couple of real bricks as examples:

Painted with an ‘oops’ color I got for $5 a gallon:

Peeled the tape before the paint dried:

Touched up a few spots.
It has held up quite well through the winter!

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    Dear Debi, really great job. I want to do somtehing similar to my front stairs which is currently raw concrete. Can you please share what kind of paint you used? and is it slippery when wet? thanks in advance

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  • Avatar <cite class="fn">Janice Collinson</cite>

    I like the fireplace transformations and the painted steps look so much better. We used the same process for the kitchen backsplash and it has worked well.

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      That’s a great idea to use this same process for a kitchen backsplash. Thanks for sharing !

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