Step 1: Put Down the Base Coat

Put down the base coat, and allow it to dry at least 24 hours. Measure the width of the porch, and choose a width for the bands that will allow an even number across the floor. Use a tape measure and chalk to mark them off.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • wooden yardstick
    • chalk
    • sponge

    Shopping List

    Exterior stain, tinted. Get 2 gallons.

    Painter's tape

    Roller cover (¼-inch nap for wood, 1-inch nap for brick)