Our house was built in the early sixties, and back then it was red wood with red bricks, and a concrete porch that was also, apparently, painted red. The red bricks are still there, but vinyl siding has replaced the red wood, and the red paint was mostly gone from the front porch, and Mike felt that the remaining bits were destroying our curb appeal. We didn’t really want to re-paint it red, so Mike started researching options, and settled on a special paint for concrete.
He scrubbed the porch, gave it a good acid wash, let that dry, and set to work painting – first primer, and then paint.
I’m hardly a detail-oriented person, so I didn’t think the red paint remnants were a big deal. But I have to agree that the porch looks more cheerful now!
We highly recommend waiting for a day that is both sunny AND non-windy for this project!
What home improvement projects have you been up to recently?