If you want to give your concrete porch some extra flair, paint a pattern on it! Using a stencil makes this a do-it-yourself friendly project.

You don’t need special skills or tools, but do you need patience and time, because attention to detail is a must!

Materials Needed

  • Stencil kit
  • Paint
  • Paint roller
  • Tape

1. Pick a Pattern

Before you begin, find a pattern you like. The stencil kit we’re using on this project includes two pattern types: a smaller version for edges and a larger version for wide-open spaces.

Worried about uneven results? Relax! Because registration marks on the stencil edges ensure proper alignment for the next application.

2. Perfect the Position

Remember that attention to detail? It starts before you even paint a thing!

Precision is key, so it’s important to carefully tape the stencil in the middle of the space, and then work toward the edges.

Working from the inside out helps to keep the pattern even across the entire surface.  

3. Paint, Paint, Paint

Paint over the surface in one direction. We’re using a One Part Epoxy Coating designed specifically for concrete. 

To avoid bleed-through, remove the excess paint from the roller each time you dip it in the tray. It’s also a good idea to wipe the paint off the underside of the stencil after each application. 

For sharp pattern edges and a clean look, take your time while applying, removing and painting the stencil. 


It doesn’t cost much to transform an old, worn-out concrete porch into a stylish surface for gliders, rocking chairs and outdoor sofas. Here’s what you can expect to pay for this project:

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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