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I know what you are thinking right now...how does "easy" and "hand painted brick" all go together, lol! Well let me tell you, I hand painted my entire front concrete steps to look like actual brick (well pretty darn close) and yes it was easy. You do NOT have to be an artist to pull this off and I think you will see that with a few supplies you can definitely create this look too. Soon enough you will have a unique piece of art at your feet and have acheived something so unique that you will be the envy of your neighbourhood!
So here's what you will need to get started:
Brick Stencil, I used this one from Royal Design Studios
Primer, link is for Amazon, but I bought mine at Benjamin Moore
Concrete Paint, I used this one in the colour Graphic Charcoal by Behr
Outdoor Paint in a contrasting shade, I used this product in Soft Gloss in the colour Simply White
Outdoor Craft paints, or chalk paints in 2-3 shades. I used Folk Art Outdoor paint in the colour Maple Syrup, Folk Art Chalk paint in Parisian Grey and Deco Art paint in Cinnamon Brown. You can purchase all of these at Michales
1 1/2-2" Angled Paint brush for cutting in primer and porch paint
Small dish sponge
Flat tipped paint brush, I used the one from Royal Design Studios but any flat head brush could work
Sealer for all your hard work. I am using this one from Rustoleum
*Please note if this is a project you would like to tackle for an indoor surface, say a feature wall, or maybe a tile or linoleum flooring, whatever your surface is, it can still be done! I would just use the same products listed above, but change out the primer, porch paint, exterior paint and sealer. Click here for a blog post I did on stencilling my master bathroom floors and the products I used for indoors.