Step 1: Prime the Concrete

Prime the concrete, apply the base coat, and let it dry at least 24 hours. Starting at the center, use chalk and a ruler to measure equidistant dotted lines the length of the porch. Here, they were spaced 12 inches apart.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • Artist's Brush
      1-inch flat artist's brush
    • scissors
    • paint brush and roller
      Roller and brush for cutting in (base coat)
    • chalk

    Shopping List

    Floor and patio latex enamel Get 1 gallon each of a base color and a border color, plus 1 quart each of three accent colors

    Heavy paper or posterboard

    Roller cover (½-inch nap for concrete)