This is a great idea for small concrete patios that you want to dress up.
This can be done over a weekend and you will have something to be proud of and admire for a long time.

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Here is a list of supplies I used:

2 qt of stone color
1 qt of "grout" color
1 package of anti-skid mix in powder
1" & 3" paint brushes
Texture sponges
4-5 Outdoor Acrylic paint colors
Mixing tray

Concrete cleaner
Garden Hose
Thank you for the project. It look really good and for sure it beats the ugly look of concrete. I want do do something similar but larger design. I just would like to known approximately how long it would last.
You might want to spray this with some sealer, so that your artwork lasts a bit longer. Thank you so much for sharing this very cool idea.
Yes, I thought about that. It was an outdoor porch and floor paint which should hold up well. The accent colors were just outdoor paint. I looked into getting a concrete sealer, but that is meant for bare concrete. I looked at a sealer for acrylic paint/stain but it was $42.00/Gal. If it starts to show wear I may have to touch up and invest the money in the sealer. Thank you for checking it out!
I used to work at Lowe's in the paint department and (sadly) know the Valspar products inside and out. The Valspar Porch and Floor should stay put fairly well for a few years as long as you prepped well. Depending on the amount of direct sun and weather it gets though it will eventually start to chip and fade. A sealer won't necessarily make that much difference as most sealers (aside from the bare concrete sealer) are not meant for floor traffic and direct weather. I'd say worst case scenario you might have to sand a few spots off in the future and touch up, otherwise you should be fine.<br><br>Looks great!
Great, thank you for the info
Thanks for the advice
AWESOMESAUCE!<br>I have painted faux stone on an old retaining wall, on the lower part of a house foundation, and faux brick on concrete steps. Such a HUGE difference in looks with such a small investment.<br>You did a beautiful job!<br>Painting the grout line gives you a hard edge but if you use tape to mask off you get a rougher more natural edge. <br>Here's a project I did years ago in WI. The steps still looked great after 3 winters of snow and salt!<br>http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=faux+brick+steps&amp;view=detail&amp;id=0FF0785C8CBFE988C547475D13103F5D3C39DCB3&amp;first=0&amp;qpvt=faux+brick+steps&amp;FORM=IDFRIR
Oh, very nice! Must have taken a lot of patience! :)
Great result!<br><br>I would rate you highly but the ratings system is broken for me :-(<br><br>and I like your feline &quot;helper&quot; too :-)
Thank You ^__^

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