Step 4: Divide the Squares

dividing squares into 1x2-foot rectangles for a basketweave pattern
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Using the yardstick and chalk, divide one square into two horizontal 1-by-2-foot rectangles.
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    Tools List

    • roller tray
      Paint tray
    • roller frames
      Roller
    • paint roller with extension
      Roller pole
    • chalk line
      Chalk line
    • 30-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • wooden yardstick
      Yardstick
    • chalk
      Chalk
    • artist paintbrush
      ½-inch flat artist's brush
    • sponge
      Sponge

    Shopping List

    Concrete sealer, tinted. Get 1 gallon each of a base color and a lighter shade.

    Roller cover (½-inch nap for concrete)