Step 1: Supplies, cleaning concrete
1 gallon white porch and floor paint
Large paint brush
2-ounce bottles of acrylic craft paint in a variety of colors
Blue painter’s tape
1 gallon clear concrete sealer
Large paint roller
1 audio book
Painting a concrete rug is a great opportunity to read a book. Borrow or download a good long book that you can listen to while painting. Start by cleaning the concrete with a pressure washer or garden hose. I also scrubbed the concrete with a brush and concrete cleaner (unless it’s a “green” version, keep this chemical away from plants and soil), although I’m not sure it made a big difference.
Step 2: Tape outline and prime concrete
Step 3: Sketch, mark sections, paint
Using blue painter’s tape, mark the borders of each color as you go. I used the edges of the stencils as guides to keep the tape lines straight and equidistant from the edges. Start on the outer edges and work towards the center. The tape can be removed after you paint a band or block, but allow paint to dry fully before taping over it for another section.