Monday, September 24, 2012

Spray Painted Faux Stones on Concrete Patio

I decided to spruce up my concrete patio by spray painting a stone design on it.  It was very easy and it only took about 2 hours, not including the time it took to dry.

 
This is the BEFORE picture.
 
 
And AFTER
(The decorations on my patio can be seen here and here).
 
 
I used a push broom to clean the patio with the waterhose and bleach.
 
 
I used a stepping stone mold as a template and flipped it upside down.  I then spray painted each section.  (I used Rust-Oleum Hammered spray paint)  I had 6 different colors of spray paint.  Sometimes I mixed the spray paint colors to make the stones look real.  After the spray paint dried I applied concrete sealer.
 
 
 
Below is a close up picture of the "stones".
 
 
It only took 2 hours and about $60 to do this project.  And I plan on using the concrete stepping stone mold for another project.
 
 
 




52 comments:

  1. How long ago did you do it and has it lasted? I would love to do something like this on my little porch that is gated, how did you keep the spray paint from not getting into the other areas as when I spray paint it goes everywhere. I have cement paint I bet I could get some paint color too add to parts of it and use that. Thanks for giving me a great idea. If I ever learn how to post my own pictures I will post it when I am done if it turns out ok.

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    1. I did it in mid-September. After the spray paint dried I used a concrete sealer on it. It still looks great today, even after the snow and ice that was on it. The way I kept the spray paint from getting into the other areas was by keeping the spray paint can pretty close to the concrete. And even if it did get into some of the other areas I didn't mind because I mixed the colors every so often to make it look more like stones.

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    1. I got the mold from Lowes. About $15

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  3. Now I know what to do with my front entry way. Thank You! I may just use two colors, we'll see.

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  4. Ugh!! I'm so bummed, now! I had a mold like this, and a 'brick' one. After many years of not getting around to making a pathway with them, I got rid of them! This would've of been great on my boring concrete patio.

    You did a great job, looks great! Thanks for sharing. Who knows maybe I'll go look at a thrift store, and find a mold, cheap.

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  5. where did you get the molds and how much do they cost?

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    1. I got the mold at Lowes for about $15.

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  6. This is the coolest, Natasha! Absolutely love the look and your creative brainwave!

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  7. you can buy the molds at Lowes Hardware they are around $12 after tax

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  8. podiam pelo menos ter arrumado esta rachadura antes de pintar !!!

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    1. I hope it turned out great! I love how mine turned out.

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  10. I love it too. I never thought about doing this. My sidewalk has way to many marks from other paint projects the kids and I have done. I'm thinking this would be a great cover up! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Did you put mortar between them? TY

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    1. I did not use any mortar at all. It's just spray paint. The mold I used keeps the spray paint from bleeding between the "mortar" lines although it's not mortar...just the existing concrete.

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  12. Wow, it's really a great work, you thought a good thing to spruce this blank concrete, after painting it in stone design it get very attractive look, i appreciate your work and creativity, thanks for sharing this idea here. :)

    cummingconcrete

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  13. you are AWESOME!!!! i have been trying and trying to figure something out that's fast and not too expensive!! you just made my day....and off to the store i go!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Did you start at an edge or in the middle? What did you do when you got to an edge and it was bigger than the mold?

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  15. Great idea. I might have repaired the large crack before doing all this work.

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  16. I fell in love with your "one of a kind patio"! Thank you so much for all the information on how to do this. I used your idea and directions but could did not have the template so I cut sponges in the shapes I wanted and used them to print my "stones". I had bits and pieces of cans of paint in the shed and just mixed them up. I'm sealing it today. I would not have known where to begin (or end - concrete sealer) if you had not shared your work and "how to". THANK YOU!

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  17. Clever, thanks for sharing, pinning this. Inspiring

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  18. Thanks for sharing this article

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  19. I have a bare cement floor in my laundry room that is sooo ugly and I was just looking for ideas for hand painting "cobblestones" and I found this. Thanks! It looks awesome and I think I might try it in my laundry room.

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  20. I think you could definitely make your own mold out of cardboard and duct tape! I think I will try this on my front porch. Thanks for the great idea!

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  21. This is such a great idea, thanks for the article! It is amazing how something as simple as spray paint can make such a huge difference. My husband and I just bought and older home and we love it. We have been trying to figure out what to do with our front concrete patio look a little nicer. I am definitely going to bring this idea up tonight and see what he thinks.
    Emily Smith | http://istexas.net/concrete_coating_arlington_tx.html

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  22. Thank you for your inspiration. I just purchased a cabin that has concrete floors. I do eventually plan on laying tile down, however I am saving for that phase and it will be about a year before that happens. In the meantime, I believe this is a great substitute for the tiles. Great idea. I would have never thought of this idea to solve the drab floor situation.

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  23. What a great idea! I really like how it turned out! How many colors of paint did you use? It gives a whole new look to your patio. I might try it with greys and blacks only to see how it turns out. http://www.patioworldnsw.com.au

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  24. Thanks for sharing your awesome idea! I want to do this on my porch.

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  25. My son has a new project on this Spring's to do list!

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  26. Wow, what a great idea! I never thought of using one of those molds for a stencil!

    Tania

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  27. Thank you for posting this! We used your idea and painted our porch this spring. You are very creative. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you used this idea. It was a fun simple project.

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  28. I am curious how this would look/work with the stone texture spray paint, then the sealer on top. If anyone has tried or does try this, please post pictures :)

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    1. Agreed! I bet it would look great with the textured spray paint. Just make sure you seal it really well.

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  29. hey now that its been several years how does the stone look now?

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    1. It still looks great. Just make sure you reseal it every other year. I'm so happy with this project. It was really simple and it makes a big impression!

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  30. I have a townhouse with a small yard and a concrete slab patio. Always looking around for something to make it look better. I am definitely going to try this. It is a great idea. Also, if I mess up a little it will still look better than the plain old slab. Thanks for the idea.

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  31. can you tell me what colors you sued ? i love this and would like to do this and i really liked your color scheme.

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  32. I would also love to know what colors were used. Thank you!

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  33. I did this so long ago that I don't know the exact colors. I just went to Lowes and picked colors that look like natural stone.

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  34. Is it slippery when wet? Would it work for a garage driveway?

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    1. It is not any more slippery than regular concrete. Concrete sealer is usually used on concrete anyways so I haven't noticed a difference in the slipperiness.

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  36. I just bought my mold at Lowes. It was $16. Home Depo had no idea what I was talking about. :) Doing this project next week. Cant wait! Fabulous idea you had!

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  37. i love this for my front porch the only thing is im not sure how good it would look with the steps staying concrete......and if i dont like it then what... u did an amazing job, i wish you remembered the colors, im horrible at picking colors out. lol.

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  38. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!
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  39. This is a great look! I already have the mold from years ago doing a pathway.We just took out our jacuzi from the back deck and I have this slab of cement. I was looking for something that was cheap to do before putting the grill on it. Awesome idea! This is way I love Pinterest.

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  40. Really, really good. Thanks for sharing your creativity that enrich our lessons.

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  41. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!
    regards,
    Airless Spray Gun

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