Watch this video for tips on how to lay tile outdoors on a concrete patio or porch, including the right tile, waterproofer, mortar adhesive, and grout to use For starters, moisture and cracking are bigger concerns outside, so you need to apply a waterproofing and crack isolating membrane to the slab before you begin.
We recommend a quality exterior grade plywood be used as it is susceptible to moisture and will separate if wet over time I d prime the edges as well to PVC ceilings come in a variety of colors and usually has reversible edges so you can have either center bead or v groove designs Tips Install solid sheathing to the
Again, clean it well, use a stain It has a slightly different end result but still very, very attractive Now, if you really want to raise the level in terms of the design of your concrete front porch or any concrete surface, you can use a circular saw with an abrasive blade and then just score it in any kind of design that you would like.
Jul , What kind of screening (are there certain grades ) do you have and does it keep mosquitos and other critters out Another question, please, if you will allow me With the arched scalloped tops on your porch sections inside and out, where are the screened panels screwed in I ve never noticed any metal
Feb , That really finishes it off and is the same process I used in my laundry room I ve been completely happy with my painted concrete floors too If you want to paint a garage concrete floor, I would ask the pros about which product would work best for that I am not sure that this porch concrete paint would work
Aug , We re here to share some thing we learned along the way, if you ever feel like painting concrete floors, ha! And if you Behr paint sells concrete paint, we used the standard white and love how bright it is To paint it I have a TON leftover which is good because I m going to do my front porch next ( How to
This Old House decodes the differences between the various types of stain so that you can get the look you want We translate the confusing labels, show you some of the many places stains are used, and offer tips on how to apply and maintain a finish for maximum durability Once you make your choice and lay it on, you
Oct , Also, I would NOT use an outdoor heater on a porch with a standard foot ceiling That would be too low When it did that, I immediately turned it off because it kinda freaked me out Then I read In case you re interested, this was the heater I purchased here Floor Standing Propane Outdoor Patio Heater.
Porch skirting will hide the most unappealing portion of your front porch, the area between the floor and the ground Without some kind of skirting or If you are looking for custom vinyl lattice panels to use for your porch skirting needs, we know who can make them for you in the size you need Watch our vinyl lattice panel
Jan , I m amazed at the difference the floor makes and would recommend an epoxy coating for anyone looking to class up their garage, basement or other concrete surface Read on to learn how we did it and a few tips to remember when you start this project Editors Note A lot of readers have found this article
Jun , Shadows left on hardwood flooring from deteriorated latex backing on rug My Advice Never, ever use a rubber or latex backed rug on your hardwood flooring! If you do (and I wouldn t ever!) use one of those rug protector thingies underneath the rug I still wouldn t ever use a latex backed rug again after
Porch floor paint should be easy to apply and last a long time Selecting the wrong color or type of paint for your porch floor can cost you both time and money Latex floor paint is the most popular for concrete floors however, an oil based epoxy paint provides a more abrasion resistant finish and tends to wear better.
Nov , It shoots an effective yet gentle stream of water, so if you have a painted porch floor like I do you don t have to worry about the water pressure lifting off the I used the broom with the water turned on to clean my railings, the lower wall, and the window sill and had to play with the angle I held the broom.
Jan , This may also affect the choice of porch flooring material depending on the way you plan to use the outdoor area Consider the It is a favorite material and widely used as porch flooring Slate comes in a variety of quality grades and when it comes to porch flooring you should look for high quality slate.
Laying a tile floor is not as hard as you might think and can save the expense of having it professionally installed Read this article A wide variety of mosaic ceramic tile patterns are available Tile comes in a The tile can either be centered on the floor, or full tiles can be used along the most visible walls When laying out
Jul , Here are my new tips on how to do it right CLEAN Vacuum and wipe down floor thoroughly to remove all dust and dirt Use polyurethane based porch and floor enamel If you want to improve adhesion to the maximum, it s good to paint down a primer first I have never done this and haven t had