After many years of use the front door step paint job had seen better days! What was once a beautiful well coordinated step began to show the wear and tear of everyday use.
My mission: repaint the concrete step to restore it to its original beauty.
- Exterior Latex Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- Drop Cloth
- Paint Can Opener or Flat Screwdriver
- Foam Brush
Prep Time: 1 – 2 minutes
Work Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 2 – 3 hours depending on humidity
What to do:
- Prop screen door open if necessary.
- Using Painters Tape tape off the area where you don’t plan to paint adjacent to the step.
- Spread drop cloth outside of taped off area where you will place your paint can.
- If your can of paint is not newly purchased shake or stir the paint until well blended.
- Open paint with paint can opener or a flat screwdriver.
- Dip Foam Brush into the paint then apply paint to the step using even strokes.
- Be sure to completely cover the entire surface leaving none of the old paint or surface exposed. If you end up with any drips go back over that area with the foam brush to make sure it is even.
- Once finished painting remove the painter’s tape before the paint begins to dry to avoid removing any paint connected to the tape once the area dries.
- Clean up area and put away supplies. Foam brush can be thrown away or washed out and used again, depending on your preference.
- Leave screen door propped open until the step is completely dry which may take 2 – 3 hours depending on the air temperature and humidity.
TIP: Follow paint manufacturer’s instructions regarding the proper temperature for painting and tool clean up.
In less than 30 minutes the look of the step has improved drastically as has the home’s curb appeal.