When completing our screen porch renovations, we had to decide what to do about our concrete porch floor. we decided to repair and paint it.
As we were making decisions about our recent screen porch renovations, we had to decide what to do about our concrete porch floor. Previously, the concrete had been covered with an outdoor carpet that we purchased from Lowe's. I was pleased with how well it had held up over the past 11 years but in our efforts to go as low maintenance as possible, we decided to to repair and paint the concrete porch floor.
In case you're new here, our house is about 100 years old, and originally there was a very small porch on the front of the house. It had always bothered me that you could see the outline of the old small porch underneath the carpet.
So our contractor broke up the brick edging around the old porch.
And we had a large crack that needed to be fixed.
Our contractor used this product to smooth out the crack and fill in where the old bricks were located.
He worked very hard to get the porch as smooth and level as possible, but in a few days, we had a rainstorm and we noticed an area that had sitting water.
So he came back and added more leveler so that the water would drain.
In the meantime, Leo and I went to the paint store to pick out paint for the porch floor.
We could not enter the PPG paint store but we consulted with a salesperson outside about what type of paint we needed to use. He recommended this product. I had to select a color using a paint deck and I quickly picked out a white with a light blue tint.
I don't have any photos of the part where Leo and I painted the porch floor but he rolled it on and I brushed the edges and the porch steps.
Then I decided that the color was too light and that it needed warming up a bit. So when we went to get another gallon of paint for the second coat, I changed the color to wheat sheaf, the neutral color that we used in our new laundry/mudroom last year.
Here you can see the final color in the above photo along with a new rug.
Underneath the rug is an area where the concrete paint has already chipped. UGH!
We think what happened was that we didn't allow the area that was patched with the leveler to cure out because the paint is not chipping anywhere else.
Luckily, the new rug hides this ugliness. We are not going to repaint the porch floor any time soon to fix this. We may put outdoor carpet down next year but we're not sure yet.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the new round rug that's under the table.
Earlier this spring, I put together a mood board to help guide me in my decorating decisions. The painting near the center was my inspiration for the colors.
I'll be back later this week to show you the finished porch, I promise!