Step 4: Stagger the Template Pattern

staggering and tracing the colorful carpet template on the porch floor
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Along the remaining lines, stagger the template by aligning the center cutout with the tabs to its left and right, as shown. Trace the template with chalk and continue.
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    Tools List

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