Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Concrete wall makeover

A quick trick for making over plain concrete blocks or pavers is SPRAY PAINT!  Who knew!  I was going to get concrete stain, which is pretty expensive and takes quite a bit of time, but I needed to get it done in a hurry.  Sooooo, I tried using spray paint.  It worked GREAT and looks good even close up.
BEFORE: 
SPRAY PAINT WITH
A LIGHT COAT:
 AFTER:
 Be sure you use light coats.  It creates a "stained" look rather than a painted finish.
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40 comments:

Angela said...

I was thinking about staining our concrete landing. Do you think spray paint will work as well on a high traffic area? Great tip!

Jenn @ Seeds on a Breeze said...

I saw this on Tip Junkie. What a great and simple idea. You could even put down a stencil and spray a design.

Van said...

Such a nice, quick fix! The light quick spray made a huge difference. Thanks for sharing, very inspirational1

Amy Bowman said...

this is a GREAT TIP! thanks for linking up to "AP Tuesdays"
Would you mind linking up to the "Flexible" area? I have 2 different areas to link up to, the post explains more..

Life in Rehab said...

Spray paint and cinder blocks...you're singing my song! That turned out great.

anne maskell said...

Wow, what a difference. This is a perfect solution for our back steps. Thanks for the idea! I'm visiting with ASLS, hope you visit me too!

My Magic Mom said...

That looks great!

Suzanne said...

What a great transformation. It made a remarkable difference!

Melissa said...

I am in the process of making cement planters and this is great because I was considering stain too...I am glad you posted on this.

BTW it does look fab!!

Petie said...

Who knew? Looks great...thanks for sharing. I love simple :)

Laura said...

What a fabulous idea.
I think I can tell by looking, but how did you build your wall?

Enjoyed visiting,
Laura
White Spray Paint

I linked to Boardwalk Bragfest too.

Crazy Cat said...

thanks for the great tip!

Desert Rubble said...

I live in the land of concrete walls, I wish more folks would paint them, they look so much better, nice job!

Lynn

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Wow, that really did work out well! Love the light color that you ended up with.

Kimberlee said...

That come out great. Who knew? I have been looking at stains, and just can't quite do it yet. May try the spraypaint first. Visiting from Transformation Thursday.

Diane said...

Your concrete wall looks great. I never would have thought of spray paint for congrete. Glad to know Ü

The Paisley Cupcake said...

I love this idea! and will be using this in my near future:)
I am your newest follower! Love your blog.
-Amanda @ Thepaisleycupcake.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Watch out! Once you start with spray painting, there's no end -- the sky is truly the limit! ;-) It's amazing everything you can makeover with a little bit of spray paint!

--Stopped by from TILT at the diaper diaries!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

WOW -- That's really great. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! FABULOUS idea! I just became a Follower. Thank you for the idea. I have a concrete stoop and I was going to go with the whole concrete stain thing, but I think I will now try the spray paint! THANKS FOR SHARING!
Best regards,
Gloria

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #14!! ~Bridgette

Kindra said...

I think everyone is going to spray painting their concrete! LOL Great idea! I have a concrete wall that is an eye sore...I'm going to try this. I might even try this on a concrete floor!

Anna See said...

Wow! What a difference that made!

miss corner cape said...

looks great! we've done a few touch ups to our stucco like that, painting a vent and another thing to match. i've got a big ol garage of cinderblocks looking at me...wonder how many cans of spray paint that would take, lol.

Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} said...

I'm surprised at what a difference that makes. I wouldn't have thought of it! Great idea.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

It looks great! I love the "stained" look!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

GENIUS! What a great idea & now it looks like a custom done job. I'm putting you in the Spotlight @ the PoPP on Saturday. Thanks for linkin' up!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea - glad I found your blog!

Becky

Joyce said...

Nice and quick and what a difference. I think I would like to try this. Thanks for the tip.
Joyce

Debbie said...

Wow! this looks so much nicer than just the cinderblock grey. I wonder if I could do this on our steps? Thank you for sharing.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Kaysi said...

I love spray paint!!!! This looks great!

Amber said...

Great idea! It looks 100% better! I have a concrete pedestal planter that i was JUST thinking about painting today and I was going to google ideas for what type of paint to use! Very convenient to see your post on Sumo's Sweet Stuff! :)

Amanda K @ Every Crafty Endeavor said...

What a great idea to freshen up your backyard!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

It looks great! It turned out really well. I have some concrete that needs some sprucing up, this is a great idea!

Its So Very Cheri said...

This will be on my favs list tomorrow morning.

Cheri

Melissa said...

I love spray paint! Is there anything that you can't spray paint? That looks great!

Heather said...

That's such a great idea! I'm going to have to try it out on a project in my back yard!

Danielle Haberkorn said...

I know this is an old post, but I was wondering how well it has held up and if you have had to repaint.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same as Danielle, how did this hold up?? Would love to try it if it was worth the time and money!

Anonymous said...

Me three! How is this holding up after all these years? Pros and cons follow up post please?