How to Paint a Porch Floor With Big-Block Basketweave
Create a interwoven design on your outdoor space
To enhance this concrete floor, Brian Carter, a decorative painter in Atlanta, blew up a traditional brick pattern. He began with a base coat of charcoal-gray-tinted concrete sealer, then marked off the largest square possible, snapping a chalk line between two opposite corners. He then drew 2-foot squares coming off the diagonal. Each square became two alternating block-like rectangles, which he outlined with concrete sealer tinted pale gray. The pattern's diagonal orientation seems to stretch the length of the room while contrasting with the organic shapes of the stones in the fireplace surround and the stairs just outside.
Roll on the Base Coat
Roll on the base coat, and allow it to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. Use a chalk line to mark off a diagonal line. If the floor is a perfect square, snap the chalk line from two opposite corners. If it is not, measure a square within the space, and snap a line between the opposing corners.