Step 6: Paint the Lines

painting the basketweave pattern
Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
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Using a ½-inch flat artist's brush, paint over the lines with a lighter shade. Don't worry about making perfect lines—this neatly angled pattern calls for an artisanal touch. Remove stray chalk lines with a damp sponge.
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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)