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Paint Your Ugly Concrete Steps

Did you know you don't have to settle with the boring grey concrete steps your house came with!? Nope you sure don't!! You can easily paint concrete....and yes, even those high traffic entry steps!

In today's blog post I will show you guys how I've painted not only my steps, but other's in my very own neighbourhood....and also an update on my very own stenciled steps 1 year later.

First let's go back to the very beginning to see what I was starting with......

These steps once upon a time had astroturf on them! Remember that stuff?? Well maybe not all of you remember it, but once upon a time people used to cover their front steps in what looked like fake grass. Why?? I have absolutely no idea!! After these home owners removed the turf, they were left with some serious glue residue and texture. They did get quotes to resurface the concrete but it was coming in at around $3K to have that done, so they decided to just live with it in this state for years, not realizing that it could just be painted!

So here's where I come in!! This house belongs to my friends in laws and once she told me about their stairs, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them and make them pretty again. I knew it could be done easily, quickly and affordably.

So here's what I did!

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