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Thread: Stenciling a sidewalk to look like brick???

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    Stenciling a sidewalk to look like brick???

    If anyone has ever done this I would be interested to know how you spaced? used for brick pattern? and a picture would be good. I am seriously thinking about doing this to our badly stained cement....
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    I think you better check out the DIY site or HGTV...good luck & let us see the results!

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    I have seen this but haven't done it myself. There is an antique shop that has a brick pattern painted/stenciled on the floor. It looked like red brick. The spacing looked like you would lay regular bricks with morter. I thought it was neat! I painted a throw rug on my patio.
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    They have stencils for a brick pattern(life-size) and also I have seen them do the same for a stones look on HG

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    This is very easy. You use a small paint roller. http://www.ehow.com/how_4828715_pain...ike-brick.html

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    I did it at my daughters condo. Came out great. Joanns had several stencils, rocks, bricks, fences (not an option). I base coated with a grey outdoor craft paint, then sprayed over the stencil with a brick color spray paint. I was afraid to go any further with trying to shade with spray so I used a brush. Fun to do and if you don't like the outcome..paint over. Also it must be clean to start with and sealed when finished. Good luck!

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    its easy. clean the cement real well. paint it your gout color then take a kitchen spunge cut it to the size of a bring. put different colors of the brink color you want to use. dab your spunge in each color and press it in something else to blend the colors. but do go to diy and get instructions there. I have done it this way a couple times.
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    I did the sponge paint on my back patio and cellar floor. It came out great, and was easy. The hardest paart was the strain on the back!!!!

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    When you pay a professional company to do this they etch your cement first to clean off all oil based substances - which is easy-peasy to do, supplies at Lowes, then they use stains instead of paint and the colors will last years longer. You might want to investigate cement stains when you check out cement paints. They also are much more fade resistant.

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    our cement floor in the garage was awful when we purchased our home. We used an epoxy paint with speckles and it looks great, so good we did out sidewalk with it. Made by Rustoleum and is easy to roll on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    our cement floor in the garage was awful when we purchased our home. We used an epoxy paint with speckles and it looks great, so good we did out sidewalk with it. Made by Rustoleum and is easy to roll on!
    I've been wanting to do this in my garage as the concrete refuses to stay clean even right after it is damp swept. I've read the DIY site on how to do it but it sounded hard to me!! I think the hard part might be keeping my "helpers" here...my 2 sons and grandson!!

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    this sounds awesome-post pics when you are done-I would love to see how it looks.
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    I put down the base coat and am waiting for a warm/sunny day to do the "bricks" ...I found a large sponge about the size of bricks and am going to start at the steps and go to driveway...will post picture when I'm done...as far as sealing, I don't know what to use? this sure will improve the approach to the front door LOL
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    Painting Cement to match bricks

    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR View Post
    If anyone has ever done this I would be interested to know how you spaced? used for brick pattern? and a picture would be good. I am seriously thinking about doing this to our badly stained cement....
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    i'm thinking of doing the same thing, more or less. Due to "helpful" friends when my kids were painting my house,
    I have some white paint stains on my brick planter bed and on the cement walk. Paint is very, very difficult to remove from cement..read..impossible So I'm going to do like I saw once on a Christopher Lowell show, paint the darn thing.
    I don't want the cement painted another color, so I'm going to take in a brick that matches the rest and have Home Depot match it so I can paint over the white, also paint the cement walk to match the brick planter bed and cement
    handicapped ramp. Which also has some splashes of white paint from my dear son-in-law putting in a solid and lovely
    metal and wood railing. But he also dropped some paint...time got away from him and he had to report back to base..
    so I still have some spots on the ramp. It's annoyed me for far too long...gonna do something about that soon.

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    On second thought, maybe that sponge thing might give a far better look to the front of the house. And a brick ramp might be far prettier than just a plain color. I'm going to get my rubber gloves right away..thanks for all the lovely ideas.
    I knew that you folks were marvelously talented, I'm going to steal lots of your ideas. Thanks a lot, you are SO helpful!!!

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    Hint: you may want to mix coarse sand into the paint so it will not be slick when wet.>>

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    Ive been thinking about trying this on front steps. But would prefer to use a stain rather than paint. I think the paint will chip over time and then not look nice at all. For me a stain which may fade or wear is probably going to look more natural in time. Any thoughts or experience on this? I just need to find the stencils to do it.

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