Here is the deal, I live in Florida, and during the rainy season it obviously rains, a lot. After it rains, SOMEHOW the patio floors always looks dingy and dirty. I have painted it several times, and each time it looks old and dirty with in a week.
I was looking at the back yard, and I had a “DUH” moment. The concrete patio pavers! I had painted/stained them, why couldn’t I do the same to the patio floor ?! Eureka. I grabbed some paint and stain, and this is what I did:
I mixed up 6 different complimenting colors. I then drizzled some of each color on paper plates. I then swirled it around to create a marble look. (Don’t over mix it or it could potentially turn hideous solid color.)
I used plastic bags and crinkled them up and just started “dabbing” away.
It went quicker than I imagined, but was still tedious.
Once I had finished dabbing the paint on, I felt like it still looked incomplete. I wanted something to fill in the lighter patches.
I grabbed the stain, it was a thinner consistency and would fill in any holes and crevices and create some visual texture. I simply took a small amount of stain on a foam bush and lightly brushed it on and then quickly wiped it back off with an old rag.
I let mine dry a few days (it’s really muggy here in Florida.)
Really that’s all there is to it. It is fairly simple, and really cheap project! I didn’t spend a single cent on this floor revamp. ( I had all the materials on hand.) I really love the way it turned out! The pictures don’t really do it justice. Bonus, it hides the dirt perfectly. Score! Gotta love that!